2020 WISER Recap
2020 was a year unlike any other. Taking our WISER events virtual created some challenges, but also some incredible opportunities to connect women from around the state, and around the world. Missouri Cures Education Foundation hosted virtual WISER events featuring women excelling in science, entrepreneurship, and research in Springfield, Kanas City, Columbia, and St. Louis. These outstanding panelists discussed topics of professional development such as networking, negotiation, mentorship, and communication.
If you missed any of these great events you can watch them now:
WISER Springfield Panel:
Featuring moderator Karen Shannon and panelists Amanda Tummons, Bridget Dierks, and Jann Holland.
WISER Kansas City Panel:
Featuring moderator Sonia Hall and panelists, Amber Yount, Dr. Prachee Avasthi, and Dr. Susan Rahman.
WISER Columbia Panel:
Featuring moderator Dena Ladd and panelists, Dean Carolyn Henry, Debbie Allen, Susan Hart, and Shiela Grant.
WISER St. Louis Panel 1: Women Leading Women -Mentorship:
Featuring moderator Dena Ladd and panelists LeShana Lewis, Diane Brockmeier, Patricia Barco, Lisa Dorsey, and Shamim Mollah.
WISER St. Louis Panel 2: Self-Discovery -Marketing Your Talents:
Featuring moderator Dena Ladd and panelists Charli Cooksey, Stacy Taubman, Chanté Summers, Melanie Bernds, and Jacqueline Hawkins-Salsbury
WISER St. Louis Panel 3: Find Your Voice -Communication and Negotiation Skills:
Featuring moderator Dena Ladd and panelists Mary Jo Gorman, Natalie Self, Randi Foraker, and Amanda McClerren.
We are grateful to our panelists, partners, attendees, and sponsors for helping WISER continue to be successful.
2019 WISER Recap
In 2019, Missouri Cures Education Foundation was excited to announce that WISE (Women in Science and Entrepreneurship) was becoming WISER (Women in Science, Entrepreneurship, and Research). We excitedly debuted newly branded WISER events to 4 cities across Missouri.
We were proud to partner with ROSIE to bring a WISER networking breakfast to Springfield, MO. Panelists Kathryn Bergmann, Staci Neimoth, and Elaine Strope shared their experiences working in engineering, medicine, science, and entrepreneurship.
Our Kansas City WISER KC Conference featured 2 panels. On Panel I —Women in Science & Research: The Opportunities & Challenges in the Field, we heard from Laura Treml, Dean Carolyn Henry, Julie Christianson, and Jennifer Schofield. Panel II —Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Kansas City Women Leading the Way featured panelists Melissa Roberts, Tammy Wauhaus, Frumi Barr, and Liliana Younger. Thank you to our partners Central Exchange and WiSTEMM for making the event a success. BioNexus offered their 8 Key Takeaways from WISER KC.
The Missouri Innovation Center hosted us for Columbia’s WISER Networking Breakfast. Panelists Susan Hart, Mindy McCubbin, Kellie Ann Coats, and Jaya Gosh talked to us about the importance of making space for imperfection, mentors, and their unplanned career paths.
Our WISER St. Louis Conference, hosted by Union Station featured 3 incredible panels. Panel I- Leaders in St. Louis; Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling featured Amy Berg, Ann Marr, Ruth Wagner, and Sita Kedia. On our second panel, Women Leading the Way in Science and Research, we heard from Supriya Shivakumar, Rochelle Henderson, Bettina Drake, Rachael Bradshaw, and Nadia Shakoor. And for our final panel Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Women Making Their Mark, panelists Nichole Mercier, Kathleen Cook, Elise Miller Hoffman, Anne Miller, and Karen Mullis shared their insights and wisdom with our audience.
We are grateful to all of our sponsors, partners, panelists, moderators, volunteers, and attendees that helped make our 2019 WISER events so meaningful and successful.
2019 WISER Press
2018 WISE Recap
2018 WISE Conference Fox2Now news story
October 26, 2018 – Featuring Dr. Jennifer Silva, Washington University Pediatric Cardiologist
ST. LOUIS, MO – Five years ago, organizers weren’t sure how many people to expect for the first WISE Conference: Women in Science and Entrepreneurship. With just a few days before this year’s event, the response has been excellent. The popular event brings together women of vision committed to helping other women find success. Business, science, and technology, just a sampling of the expertise available for those attending an ambitious networking event.