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October Monthly Meeting

October 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Shelley Goldman
Shelley Goldman

“Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Outreach”

AWC NNJ invites you to join us for an enlightening discussion on the importance of STEM Fields with Shelley Goldman, AT&T Researcher and STEM Coach.

Join us for a fun night of networking and discussion!

6:00pm – Networking
6:30pm – Dinner
8:00pm – Presentation and Q&A

RSVP: by Monday, October 13 via e-mail to: rsvp@awcnnj.org

Cost: $25.00 (members), $30 (non-members). You may make your payment when you arrive at the meeting, but please be aware that AWC-NNJ assumes that when you make a reservation, you are responsible for the cost whether or not you attend. Checks should be made out to “AWC-NNJ”.

Come and learn about our programs and no-cost workshops for the upcoming year, and sign-up for AWC NNJ Chapter membership for $50.00.

In today’s difficult employment marketplace, a STEM degree is of paramount importance in maintaining competitiveness, be it individually, nationally or internationally. Having basically replaced a liberal arts education as a prerequisite for employment in most sectors, it opens wide the doors to new and exciting opportunities. Innovative technologies, products, services – all of these require extensive knowledge of STEM. Those with inadequate exposure to these critical fields will find it very difficult to stay relevant in the coming years. It is precisely because of its vital importance that ensuring equal access to STEM literacy should be an educational policy priority.

In this talk, Shelley will address where the women in STEM fields are today in our continuing attempts to shatter the “glass ceiling.” We will discuss the importance of expanding access to computer science education, and develop strategies to engage those populations that are historically the least represented in STEM, girls and minorities. The goal is to focus not only on the individual, showcasing approaches for women to make a difference in their careers, but also to stress effective relationship building and communication. Working globally and cross functionally through effective relationship building, influence and communication, this talk will showcase strategies of how women can make a difference in their careers, their own futures and to the future of the next generation.

The speaker is an AT&T veteran with vast experience in the frontiers of technology; Shelley Goldman is a most accomplished woman. With almost 100 technology patents to her credit, she ranks second among female patent holders at the tech giant. As a coach specializing in STEM, she makes it a priority to work with women and girls to encourage and educate them about opportunities in the STEM field. Shelley blogs for the Huffington Post, has put out a YouTube video, and continually mentors students through Girls Who Code and Aspire in her attempt to reach other women and encourage them in STEM. She has also hosted a webinar on STEM for WITI and presented at a Women in Tech Hackathon in New York City. Perhaps her most successful mentee has been her own daughter, Rachel, whom she inspired to become an engineer and who earned an MS in Computer Science from Columbia.

Shelley is a graduate of City University of NY – Baruch College (BBA) and Columbia University (MBA). She has participated in Columbia Senior Executive Programs and has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University. Shelley has received numerous awards including the Research Excellence Award for development and deploying services. Her projects have gained international recognition and have been mentioned in publications as diverse as Fortune Magazine and Data Briefs. Ever mindful of the need to give back to her community, Shelley previously served as regional president of an international charity and presently serves on the board of her local sisterhood organization. She is a wife, proud mother of two and most recently has taken on her most prestigious role yet, grandmother.

Photo Credit: Women in Tech Design Hackathon on Eventbrite

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Date:
October 14, 2014
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Stoney Brooke Grille
1285 Route 28
Branchburg, NJ 08876 United States
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Phone:
908-725-0011
Website:
http://www.stoneybrookgrille.com/