Diversity in Bio Series

The 2019 Diversity in Bio Series, presented by BioOhio, will feature a diverse and dynamic group of speakers providing in-depth insights about their professional journeys, negotiating strategies, mentorship & sponsorship, and STEM iniatives. 

Upcoming Events

September 24 in Cincinnati/Mason

The second Diversity in Bio Breakfast will take place September 24 at AtriCure in Mason. The featured speaker Brooke Cartus with ImprovEdge will lead a discussion where participants engage in a series of exercises to shed light on bias and explore ways to solve the problem of bias in the workplace. By identifying the role of cognitive bias in our decision making, we can change the way we behave, lead teams, and collaborate as an organization.

About Our Speaker

Brooke Cartus is the Sales Director and Senior Facilitator with ImprovEdge. A graduate of the The Michael E. Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, Brooke is a licensed attorney in the state of Ohio. She has been published in numerous publications including the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice and the Huffington Post. Brooke collaborates with statewide and national organizations including the Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood, and Equality Ohio to discuss the importance of acknowledging unconscious bias in the workplace and lifting up issues affecting the LGBTQ community.

Location

AtriCure
7555 Innovation Way
Mason, OH 45040

Agenda

7:30 am – Registration, Networking & Breakfast
8:15 am – Welcome from BioOhio, HBA & AtriCure
8:20 am – Icebreaker Activity 
8:30 am – Keynote Presentation
9:45 am – Networking
10:00 am – Event Concludes

Price

BioOhio Members – $20
Non-Members – $30

Sponsored By

November 20 in Columbus

The third Diversity in Bio event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Battelle in Columbus. Attendees will hear from a Battelle strategy leader to discuss the future of healthcare, followed by a Battelle scientist to share how the future is shaping the research being done today. Attendees will also enjoy networking over wine and cheese, and also a fun and interactive session facilitated by ImprovEdge. Registration will open soon.

In Partnership With

Location

Battelle
505 King Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201

Agenda

5:00 pm – Registration and Networking
5:20 pm – Welcome from BioOhio, HBA & Battelle
5:30 pm – Icebreaker Activity
5:40 pm – Keynote Presentation
6:40 pm – Networking
7:00 pm – Event Concludes

Sponsored By

Past Events

August 23 in Cleveland

The first Diversity in Bio Breakfast took place August 23 at Matrix Medical Devices in Mayfield Heights. The featured speaker Carolyn Odom, Director, Program Management, Abeona Therapeutics, discussed nontraditional pathways into bioscience/healthcare and the role that mentors played throughout her career. 

About Our Speaker

Carolyn Odom is the Director of Program Management at Abeona Therapeutics, a gene and cell therapy company in Midtown Cleveland with a focus on rare pediatric diseases. A graduate of Western Reserve Academy and the University of St. Andrews, she recently returned to Cleveland after 17 years away to join the burgeoning biotech and healthsciences scene in Northeastern Ohio. Carolyn is also a puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence and is rarely seen without a dog at her side.

Location

Matrix Medical Devices
5900 Landerbrook Dr., Suite 350
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
  

Agenda

7:30 am – Registration, Networking & Breakfast
8:15 am – Welcome & Introduction from BioOhio, Matrix Medical Devices & HBA
8:25 am – Icebreaker Activity facilitated by ImprovEdge
8:40 am – Keynote Speaker Carolyn Odom
9:30 am – Networking Reception
10:00 am – Event Concludes