2017 New Jersey Inspiring Women in STEM Conference

BioNJ’s Third Annual Inspiring Women in STEM Conference on December 1, 2017 featured forward-thinking presentations, informative panel discussions, audience participation exercises and quality networking.

The conference was more timely than ever as we find ourselves in a pivotal time for women in the workforce. From practical advice on effective ways to navigate your career to the opportunity to learn from the experiences of successful women who have traveled remarkable journeys, participants came away with valuable and actionable ideas and guidance.


  • A Conversation with STEM Leaders featuring Michele Korfin, Vice President, Market Access, Kite Pharma, Inc., Board Member, BioNJ and Theresa Matkovits, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Drug Development, ContraVir Pharmaceuticals
  • Creating the Best Places to Work for Women
  • Making the Most of a Women's Network
  • How to Stay on the Edge of Innovation

View the full 2017 agenda here and read "Life lessons from women in STEM: Balance and beyond" published by ROINJ for a great recap.

Life lessons from women in STEM: Balance and beyond

By Meg Fry, NJROI
Bridgewater | Dec 13, 2017 at 10:40 am

Supporting the growth of women in science, technology, engineering and math is as mission-critical to her organization as ever, Debbie Hart said.

However, it is not always easy.

“We’ve been paying more attention to this issue over the last couple of years, and, as we build out our programs, we always want to make sure we (include) women,” Hart, CEO and president of BioNJ, the 400-plus member organization and advocate for the state’s biotechnology industry, said. “I am sorry to say that, sometimes, it is difficult to find women in various roles at certain levels in the industry.

“We decided three years ago to do what we could to try to make a difference on that front.”

Hart spoke recently at BioNJ’s third annual “Inspiring Women in STEM Conference” at the Sanofi U.S. headquarters in Bridgewater.


2017 Delaware Inspiring Women in STEM Conference

Thriving in Times of Change

Global, sustained, macro-economic forces are impacting businesses, economies, societies, and personal lives thereby defining our future world and its increasing pace of change. Rapid change is taking place in Delaware within our employment base, job growth, and career opportunities. The 2017 Inspiring Women in STEM Conference explored these changes and provided tools and guidance for how to adapt and flourish within a rapidly changing environment.

View the full 2017 conference agenda here