Loading Events

Women and Patients- Increasing Diversity in the Innovation Ecosystem

  • This event has passed.

July 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Invent Together and the Women’s Congressional Policy Institute, in cooperation with Congresswomen Madeleine Dean, Jenniffer González-Colón, Lucy McBath, and Kat Cammack, invite you to a virtual briefing on increasing diversity in the innovation ecosystem.

Speakers include: 

Elyse Shaw, Study Director, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), will speak on research documenting the experiences of women and women of color in the innovation ecosystem.

Valencia Martin-Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patents, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), will discuss USPTO’s work to increase diversity in the innovation ecosystem.

Dr. Lola Awoniyi-Oteri, Principal Engineer, Qualcomm, will speak on her first-hand experience navigating the invention space as an inventor and patent holder herself.

Holly Fechner, Executive Director, Invent Together; Partner, Covington & Burling LLP, will moderate the discussion.