Opening Doors to the STEM Workplace: More Seats at a Longer Table

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Online Event

Blank Rome is pleased to be a Presenting Sponsor for Opening Doors to the STEM Workplace: More Seats at a Longer Table, hosted by West Chester University’s College of the Sciences and Mathematics. Blank Rome Partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Emeritus Christopher A. Lewis, a trustee on the Council of Trustees of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, will serve on the Steering Committee for the program, which will take place April 7 and 8, 2021, as an online, virtual event.

Science, technology, engineering, and math (“STEM”) workplaces and careers are for everyone. This program will offer a timely conversation about success in inclusive STEM workplaces. Dynamic discussions will focus on contemporary issues, especially those faced by women, People of Color, and other groups underrepresented in STEM. Bringing everyone to an expansive table can help offer career advancement, the ability to reach one’s full potential, and numerous opportunities to contribute to STEM fields. Mentorship, self-advocacy, teamwork, and breaking down institutional barriers will be just a few of the intentional approaches explored.

Featured speakers:

  • Kimberly Bryant, Founder of Black Girls Code and an Aspen Institute Fellow
  • Chrissy Houlahan, United States Representative
  • Jennifer L. Hunt, Stetson Endowed Professor of Experimental Pathology and Chair of the Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine
  • Karina Montilla Edmonds, PhD, VP, Global Lead for Academies and University Alliances

Attendees do not need to be affiliated with West Chester University to attend this event. All are welcome.

For more information about the event and to register, please visit the event webpage.