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2017 Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurship Conference

Attend this national conference hosted by the Maricopa Community Colleges at GateWay Community College and advocate for increased participation of women of color in the entrepreneurship experience and business enterprise, advance entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial student engagement and transform the ways that entrepreneurship is viewed, taught and experienced in higher ed.

The conference includes keynote speakers, panels, interactive workshops, breakout sessions and networking designed to help teach, engage and activate entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow.

The breakout sessions will highlight three tracks: entrepreneurship, intraprenuership, and implicit bias. From personal stories of succeeding in STEM to examining personal biases in decision making, conference participants will walk away with knowledge and skills for their academic or professional careers.

2017 Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurship Conference
Thursday, March 23, 2017–Saturday, March 25, 2017
6 p.m. Thursday–7 p.m. Saturday
GateWay Community College, 108 N. 40th St. Phoenix, Arizona 85034
Register to attend — from $150 for students, from $350 for non-students

Entitled “HERstory Is Our Story: Creating a Legacy of STEM Entrepreneurship,” the conference will include advice and stories from diverse speakers and professionals in the STEM field, while highlighting achievements of successful women of color in STEM and teaching the future women of STEM how to create their own legacy in a male-dominated occupation.

The conference will also highlight the education, engagement and transformative teachings of entrepreneurship.

Highly regarded keynote speakers include:

  • Winona LaDuke, Environmentalist and Political Activist
  • Laura Gomez, CEO of Atipica
  • Traci Morris, Director of the American Indian Policy Institute at ASU
  • Antonia Franco, Executive Director of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science
  • Retha Hill, Executive Director of the Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab
  • Jamika Burge, Senior Manager of Research Curriculum and Outreach at Capital One
  • Sian Proctor, Geology Professor at South Mountain Community College
  • Barbara Whye, Director of Strategy and External Alliances, Diversity in Tech Initiative at Intel

Learn more about the conference

This event is co-produced by ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST) and the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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