Leading Innovation with Diversity and Inclusion

Women driving innovation

June 13, 2018

Registration & Networking: 5:30 pm
Presentations: 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres & Parking


Whether you are launching your new startup, looking to move up the corporate ladder or exploring new opportunities, developing modern leadership skills and fostering diversity in the workplace are critical to helping you take that next step on your career journey.

Join us for an evening of leadership insights, coaching and a celebration of innovation to inspire and direct your career development. Hear from a group of leaders as they share their insights on how diversity and inclusion have helped them succeed by building a winning team. The event will include a panel discussion covering topics to help you learn from the best with career advice you can apply today.

Join the discussion on how diversity and inclusion are driving forces of innovation, and connect with others for a conversation across genders and industries.

We invite you to take this opportunity to help you develop your own personal strategy for the future of your career.


Jim Jen

Jim Jen

Executive Director and Co-Founder, AlphaLab



Leanne Meyer

"Sponsoring Gender Diversity in your Business"
Leanne Meyer

Executive Director, Accelerate Leadership Center, Tepper School of Business, CMU

Panel Discussion

Alka Patel

Alka Patel (Moderator)

Deputy Director, Risk and Regulatory Services Innovation Center,
Carnegie Mellon University

James Jordan

James Jordan

President and CEO, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

Sophia Berman

Sophia Berman

CEO and Co-Founder,
Trusst Lingerie


Josh Knauer

Josh Knauer

former CEO,

Anya Ryjkova

Anya Ryjkova

Corporate Counsel,
Argo AI

William Generett

William Generett

Vice President for Community Engagement,
Duquesne University


Alloy 26
100 South Commons
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Full Agenda (pdf)

Margaret Schmitt

Sponsored By:


Applebox Studios