8:00 AM - 1:45 PM

Women in Medicine & Science

Leading The Way

Join us for a day of inspiration and education celebrating the remarkable achievements of Stanford women in medicine and the biosciences. Hear from experts in their fields as they share personal journeys to becoming creative industry innovators, groundbreaking researchers and prize winning scientists. In addition, there will be ample time to network with these accomplished women and other attendees who will share their perspectives on the many career paths in the world of science and medicine.

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Onsite registration will not be available at this event.


Saturday, October 21, 2017

All meals and plenary sessions located in Main Dining Room

8:00 – 9:00      Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 – 9:15      Welcome Marcia Stefanick, PhD ’82 and Lila Hope, PhD ’99
9:15 – 10:00    Morning Keynote Presentation
                            “The Joy of Scientific Discovery”
                            Lucy Shapiro, PhD

10:00 – 10:20  Break

10:20 – 11:10 Session 1 (Choose one)
                        1A – Presentation - Gold Lounge
                        “Cultural Neuroscience: Perception in a Multicultural World”
                        Jeanne Tsai, AB ’91, PhD
                        Introduced by – Sharon Horton, PhD ’96

                        2A - Presentation - Main Dining Room
                        “From Academia to Industry: One Woman's Journey”
                        Sandra Horning, MD, FACP, FASCO
                        Introduced by – Kathy Berra, BS ’67

11:10 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:20 Session 2 (Choose one)
                    1B – Presentation - Gold Lounge
                    “Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Food Allergy Research”
                    Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, MF ’05
                    Introduced by – Marcia Stefanick, PhD ’82

                    2B – Presentation – Main Dining Room
                    “Women on Boards: Finding a Voice”
                    Mari Baker, AB ’85, Deepti Jaggi, MD, MBA ’02
                    Moderator – Patti Fry, BS ’72, MBA ’77

12:20 – 12:40 Break

12:40 – 1:45 Lunch & Keynote Presentation
                    “Diversity Makes Better Science”
                    Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP
                    Introduced by – Erica Von Kaeppler

1:45 - 2:00        Closing Remarks

                      *Session titles subject to change


In the future, there will be no female leaders, there will just be leaders.  - Sheryl Sandberg