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Women in Innovation Conference

March 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Women in Innovation is a conference to celebrate female leaders of today, inspire future women innovators and remember the groundbreaking women that paved the way. The conference is a day to elevate and grow as a group of women, to spark conversations and to leave ready to make a difference through teaching, training and mentorship.

Biochemist and STEM advocate Camille Schrier will keynote the commonwealth’s second annual Women in Innovation (WIN) conference. She also serves as Miss America 2020. The Virginia Information Technologies Agency’s (VITA) Innovation Program will host the conference in Richmond on March 17, 2020, during Women’s History Month.

The conference celebrates the achievements of Virginia women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and aims to inspire the next generation of women innovators.

Dr. Gladys West, a mathematician known for her integral role in the development of the Global Positioning System (GPS), will be recognized with the 2020 Honorary “Powerhouse” Female Innovator Award. Secretary Conner and Nelson Moe, Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth, will present The Maggies, a Women in Innovation awards program named in honor of Maggie Lena Walker.

Registration starts at 7:45 a.m.


March 17, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Science Museum of Virginia
2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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