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Women in STEM Panel: Relaunch Tips and Success Stories
Have you left the STEM field to care for family or taken an alternative path for work/life balance? With demand in STEM fields growing, there are more opportunities than ever for women returning to technical career paths. Join us for an interactive event featuring women who have successfully returned to STEM fields from a career break or pivot. Following brief introductions from panelists, audience members will have a chance to ask questions and learn how to capitalize on opportunities. This event is moderated by FlexProfessionals D.C. and Boston team members and sponsored by SWE Boston and Baltimore-Washington chapters.

Panelists include:

Medha Inamdar - after 12 years in the telecom industry and a career break, Medha joined a Defense Contractor in the Electrical Engineering Department. She has earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California and completed a Certificate Program in Technical Management.


Aug 3, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Julia Glowacki
Software Engineer
Julia Glowacki is a software engineer for two businesses in Charlottesville, developing software tools such as data warehouses, dashboards and financial reports. She is responsible for all stages of agile development from user story development, coding and testing. She took a career break in 1995, returned to paid work in 2003 part time when she launch a custom interior business, then returned to a software role in 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, a MS in Computer Engineering from Penn State, and is a Certified Agile Scrum Master.
Karen Viani
Deputy Director of the Strategic Partnership and Technology Transfer Office @MITRE Corporation
Karen Viani has more than 25 years of experience leading teams developing technology solutions for the government and commercial industries. She is currently the Deputy Director of the Strategic Partnership and Technology Transfer Office at the MITRE Corporation. Karen earned a Doctorate in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University, a Masters degree in Business Administration and an undergraduate degree in Physics, and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Program Management Professional (PMP), and SAFe Agile Product Manager/ Product Owner (PM/PO).
Mary Ganley
Consulting Safety Officer @Safety Partners
Currently a Consulting Safety Officer with Safety Partners, Inc., Mary has utilized her experience of over 15 years as a bench scientist in both small and large biotech/pharmaceutical companies as well as her interpersonal skills to reenter the biotech/pharmaceutical industry in a new role. She now helps biotech clients manage their safety programs, employee training, and permitting requirements. In her time away from the bench, she held several part-time and volunteer positions that capitalized on her interpersonal and organizational skills. Most recently, she coordinated the Faith Formation program of 350+ students for her local church where she was responsible for volunteer recruitment and training; communication and relationship building with parents; and creating a hospitable and welcoming environment. Mary has a Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical Science from The University of Queensland and a Bachelor's in Chemistry from Boston College.