CLAREMONT, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novel solutions to 21st century innovation challenges is the theme of Keck Graduate Institute's fourth annual executive education conference for female leaders in the life science industry, to be held April 3-5, 2011.
The Women Innovate Conference will feature panels of female industry leaders in engineering, science and business ranging from small start-ups to global corporations. Together, the 20 distinguished panelists have been awarded approximately 100 patents.
"These women represent some of the most innovative thinkers in the life science industry," said Diana Bartlett, KGI's director of corporate partnerships. "The conference will explore what they do, how and why they do it, where they innovate, how they overcome challenges, and much more."
The underlying message regarding addressing the innovation gap is: "If not women, who? If not now, when?"
The conference is designed for women with six to 12 years of career experience in the life science industry who have achieved or who are ready to assume higher-level management positions.
A networking reception and dinner on Sunday, April 3, kicks off the two and a half day event.
Monday, April 4, will be devoted to technology innovation and, on the following day, business innovation will be highlighted. Both sessions will be held at KGI's sister institution, Scripps College in Claremont.
Since innovative women learn from each other, participants will have an opportunity to interact with industry leaders, network with other participants and take part in a series of peer group exercises. After each panel, the audience will be broken up into small discussion groups to tackle a question or challenge based on the panel discussion.
"We have revamped the conference in order to provide additional professional development and networking opportunities," Bartlett said.
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