International Women's Day Celebration!
Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
Join Microsoft New England to celebrate International Women's Day and the launch of the Boston Area Girls STEM Collaborative!
Comprised of a group of individuals and representatives from the nonprofit and academic world, the Collaborative is working together to increase girls' participation in STEM.
Please join us to celebrate International Women’s Day with a deeper look at how you can support women/girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). As the number of women in STEM careers slowly grows, it is important for those already in the industry (women & men) to step up and ensure the success of more women. Whether by hosting a workshop for young girls or working to hire more women onto your team, there are a number of different things every person can do to be a part of the solution to this dated issue. But what are they? How effective can you be?
On Thursday, March 7th, Microsoft New England and The Boston Area Girls STEM Collaborative will host a dynamic panel that will explore the opportunities to make a real impact with women and girls in STEM. Panelists include:
Pamela Goldberg (Moderator)
CEO at Mass Tech Collaborative
Pamela Goldberg is the CEO of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a public economic development agency charged with strengthening the state’s innovation economy and expanding technology- related enterprises throughout the Commonwealth. An experienced leader, Goldberg has an extensive background in entrepreneurship, innovation and finance, and is the first woman to lead the agency in its 30 year history. Goldberg works closely with the Patrick-Murray administration to support critical economic development initiatives that unlock private investment and create jobs for Massachusetts residents. MassTech is currently advancing technology-based solutions that improve the health care system, expand high-speed Internet access and strengthen the growth and development of the state’s technology sector.
Susan Staffin Metz
Principal Investigator, Stevens Institute of Technology
Susan Staffin Metz is a founder and Past President of WEPAN, Women in Engineering Proactive Network. In this capacity, she has worked with over 200 colleges and universities to increase access and engagement of women in engineering and science through research, policy and program development.
Managing Director, TechStars
Katie Rae is the Managing Director of TechStars in Boston, and is also a founder of Project 11, a firm that invests in and assists early-stage startups. Katie specializes in rapid product development and customer growth strategies for Internet businesses that scale.
Director of Development, Microsoft
Angie Anderson joined Microsoft in 2008 and is responsible for Development, Architecture and Sustaining Engineering for Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack and System Center products. Prior to joining Microsoft, Angie was Senior Vice President of Development at Openwave, delivering browser, messaging, identity and location based products to phone vendors and mobile carriers.
We hope to see you there!
(Parking is available at 1 Memorial Drive for $10 after 4pm)
When & Where
Microsoft New England R&D Center
Microsoft New England (MSNE) is a major center for technical innovation and research. Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the MSNE campus includes two buildings—One Memorial Drive and the recently renovated One Cambridge Center. At the core of MSNE is the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD). NERD is a world-renowned research and software development center, and is home to teams working on critical products and services like Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft SQL. NERD also serves as a center of gravity for the local tech community, having hosted more than 1,000 events and welcomed more than 100,000 visitors since opening in 2008.