Women Leaders in Science and Technology

To promote personal and professional growth for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), this special networking event will be arranged as part of the QSIP 2018 conference. Six top female leaders are invited and will give talks to share their personal successful experience with the participants and to inspire female professionals and PhD students to be future leaders in STEM areas and to encourage all participants to promote women to leadership positions.


17:30 – Welcome and opening introduction, Dr. Qin Wang, RISE Acreo AB
17:40 – Sigbritt Karlsson (Principal at the Royal Institute of Stockholm (KTH)) Title: ‘The future is too bright to be left to men’
17:50 – Ingrid Nordmark (CEO of RISE SICS AB) Title: ‘In search of a world where women help other women’
18:00 – Ulrika Nordén Lidberg (CEO IRnova) Title: ‘To spin off a company from a research institute- the IRnova success story’
18:10 – Isabelle Ribet Mohammed (Research supervisor, ONERA) Title: ‘How to inspire tomorrow’s researchers’
18:20 – Kyriaki Minoglou (Technical Expert, European Space Agency) Title: ‘Women and leadership in the technology industry’
18:30 – Meimei Tidrow (Chief Scientist for Focal Plane Arrays, US Army, NVESD) Title: ‘How to survive in the man’s world and successfully promote a new technology’
18:40 –  Panel discussions, all speakers will be in the panel to interact with the audience and to discuss the above mentioned topics.
19:00 –  End


Time: Monday, June 18th, 17:30-19:00
Place: Vår Gård, Saltsjöbaden, Sweden
Room: Isaac
Food: A light meal and wine/beer/softdrink will be served at the session.
Cost: The event is free of charge, sponsored by IEEE Photonics Society, IRnova AB and RISE AB
Registration: PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY  register at www.qsip2018.com/specialevent
Organisers and event chairs: Qin Wang (RISE Acreo) & Linda Höglund (IRnova)