You probably heard about the detection of gravitational waves a couple of years ago. You know that it was a really, really important discovery, but what exactly was it and why was it important? Come learn about it from one of the most prominent scientists in Scotland, Professor Sheila Rowan, the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Scottish government. When she is not developing equipment for detecting cosmic gravitational waves, what does Dr. Rowan advise the Scottish government on? What are the most pressing science issues in Scotland today, how do these relate to science issues facing other parts of the world, and how did she get this appointment? Come to the WEST Rockstar breakfast on April 5th and have an intimate conversation with Dr. Rowan. Maybe you want to know if she’s met the Queen.
You can also meet Katie Stebbins, a Rockstar in the University of Massachusetts system. Katie is currently the VP for Economic Development for UMass and is responsible for the massive economic impact UMass has on the Commonwealth. Like Sheila Rowan, Katie plays an important role in the local government, working with Governor Baker to boost technology and health care commerce in Massachusetts. Find out what Katie thinks is the next neighborhood that will be developed for technology and buy an apartment before Amazon takes it over!
Then there’s Mariana Nacht. Mariana is a serial entrepreneur in the local biotech community. She keeps going to early stage companies that end up getting acquired by large biotech/pharma companies. While these have been “successes” they have also sometimes left her without a job. Find out how Mariana’s network has allowed her to keep finding new and exciting opportunities in the biotech space, and how she got her latest position as Chief Scientific Officer at Leap Oncology by talking to someone at the water cooler.
Registration for this WEST Rockstar breakfast is limited to 30 WEST members to ensure an intimate conversation environment and access to these special guests. There is no agenda or presentation-just an opportunity to learn more about these inspiring women, in their own words. Join us at the British Consulate-General, Boston, 1 Broadway Street, Cambridge MA. Space is very limited so don’t miss out!