Building Your Network to Cultivate Excellence
What is the Women’s Summit?
The summit exists to empower women students by building connections to faculty, alumna and each other, while providing resources for and promoting discussion of issues and topics relevant to women in STEM. Each year the summit focuses on sharing knowledge, experience and expertise with NYU-Poly's female community and the STEM community at NYU’s Washington Square Campus.
What can I expect from the 2013 Women’s Summit?
This year’s summit looks to build upon the success of last year’s inaugural mini-summit. The opening dinner on Thursday will feature NASA Aerospace Engineer Dr. Aprille Ericsson, and Friday will bring a full day of faculty presentations, concurrent workshops, an alumnae panel, and the Society for Women Engineer’s Dress for Success.
Each aspect of the summit will build upon this year’s theme “Building Your Network to Cultivate Excellence.” When discussing this year’s direction for the summit, planners readily agreed that we wanted each of our participants to see the summit as a space dedicated to them – a time for interacting with new ideas and people, but one that ultimately allows each individual to reflect on their own purpose and ambition. This year’s summit is dedicated to providing students with opportunities for discussion, skill building, idea exchange, and networking – all focused toward continuing to build a network of people, ideas, and resources that move each student closer to their own conception of personal excellence.
Thursday, March 14
6pm to 8:30pm, Regna Lounge
Opening Dinner and Keynote
Join fellow students, faculty, and staff in kicking off the Women’s Summit 2013! Our dinner will open with a keynote address from a NASA Aerospace Engineer Dr. Aprille Ericsson.
Friday, March 15
Be a part of the second annual women’s summit! See the schedule below for the various opportunities to participate throughout the day. Check back soon to RSVP for specific sessions.
|Schedule for Friday, March 15|
|10:30 am||Check-in and Brunch
|11:00 am||Welcome and Introductions
Anita Farrington, Dean of Student Affairs
Mary Cowman, Associate Provost for Programs, Planning, and Development // Professor of Biochemistry and Bioengineering
|11:30 am||Faculty Presentations with Q&A
Kristen Day, Professor and Department Head, Technology, Culture, and Society
Vittoria Flamini, Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Agnes Tourin, Industry Associate Professor, Finance and Risk Engineering
||Informal Networking Break
LC 400 and LC433
|2:00 pm||Concurrent Session Block #1|
|Thinking Beyond STEM: Women in Entrepreneurship
Katie Kapler, Co-Founder CourseHorse
Brittany Laughlin, Founder Incline HQ
Steven Kuyan, Assistant Director, Varick St Incubator
|Let’s Talk About It
A Collective Exploration of the 'F' Word (Feminism): Women in Media, Pop Culture and Politics
Kristen Assaiante, Coordinator, Graduate Student Life
|3:00 pm||Concurrent Session Block #2|
|Taking Charge: Communication and Negotiation for the Workplace
Tracy Brisson, Founder and CEO The Opportunities Project
|Networking 2.0: Identifying and Forging Mentor Relationships
Kelly Burk, Career Counselor, Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU-Poly
Alicia Erwin, Director, Student Activities
|4:00 pm||NYU-Poly Alumnae Panel