BioNJ’s Second Annual Inspiring Women in STEM Conference

A Day of Inspiration, Learning and Professional Growth

TRENTON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BioNJ’s Second Annual Inspiring
Women in STEM Conference
, scheduled for Friday, December 2 at
Sanofi, Bridgewater, NJ, will bring together professionals of all levels
from the STEM community for an empowering professional development
program. Created in response to the success of the first Inspiring Women
in STEM Conference in 2015, the speaker roster features a stellar group
of outstanding women who have traveled remarkable journeys. Through
forward-thinking presentations, informative panel discussions,
audience-participation exercises and fun networking activities,
attendees will leave with valuable insights and actionable ideas to
advance their Path to Power.

“From practical advice on effective ways to navigate your career to the
opportunity to learn from the experiences of successful women,
BioNJ’s Inspiring Women in STEM Conference is designed to encourage and
support women involved in all aspects of STEM,” said BioNJ President and
CEO Debbie Hart. “We are very proud of this year’s agenda covering
important topics, such as Building a Culture of EmpowermentReclaiming
your Woman Power with Grit 
and Courageous

A highlight of the day will include a Fireside Chat with Christi Shaw,
former U.S. Country Head, President of Novartis Corporation and
President of Novartis Pharmaceuticals. During this intimate
conversation, Ms. Shaw will share insight into her courageous career
change to take time off from her high-powered post to care for her
sister in her battle with bone marrow cancer and share her views on an
evolving landscape for women.

“Our diverse group of speakers, each offering unique perspectives and
experiences, will ensure a robust discussion,” said Vicki Gaddy, Vice
President, Talent Services, BioNJ. “And, each attendee will leave
with a copy of positive psychology expert Caroline Adams Miller’s new
book, Creating Your Best Life

Speakers include: Lynne Anderson, Esq., Drinker, Biddle & Reath; Saakshi
Arora, Insmed Inc.; Jennifer Asay, Sanofi U.S.; Ester Banque, Novartis
Pharmaceuticals; Caroline Dorsa, Retired, PSEG, Inc. and Merck & Co.;
Elizabeth Garner, M.D., MPH, Agile Therapeutics; Debbie Hart, President
& CEO, BioNJ; Kamala Maddali, DVM, Ph.D., Cancer Genetics, Inc.; Hilary
Malone, Sanofi U.S.; Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, Author, Speaker and
Professional Coach; Maria Qadri, Ph.D. Candidate, Rutgers, The State
University of New Jersey; Amy Rudolph, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and
Nicole Schaeffer, Insmed Inc.

The registration price for BioNJ Members and affiliated organizations
is $375 and $445 for Future Members. Click
 to register. For more information, visit or
call (609) 890-3185. If you are interested in sponsoring the Inspiring
Women in STEM Conference, please contact Vicki Gaddy at

About BioNJ

BioNJ, The Gateway to Health, is a network of more than 400 Members
representing research-based life sciences companies and stakeholders
dedicated to propelling a vibrant ecosystem where Science is Supported,
Companies are Created, Drugs are Developed and Patients are Paramount.
Because Patients Can’t WaitSM, BioNJ supports its Members in
the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies and cures
that save and improve lives and lessen the burden of illness and disease
to society by driving capital formation, fostering entrepreneurship,
advocating for public policies that advance medical innovation,
providing access to talent and education and offering a cost-saving
array of critical commercial resources. For more information about
BioNJ, please visit


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