SAN FRANCISCO– The annual WiSTEM Conference (Women in STEM), a core initiative of MKF, announced new dates and a new affiliation with the Mobile World Congress Americas event. WiSTEM 2017 will be held September 11-12 at the Marriott Marquis hotel in San Francisco, with a VIP reception scheduled for September 10 and an awards dinner on September 11, providing multiple networking and education opportunities for guests.
“We are thrilled to announce this affiliate partnership with Mobile World Congress Americas,” states Meera Kaul, founder and chair of MKF. “Our global efforts to expand opportunities for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) will be greatly enhanced with the synergies that this partnership will provide to both groups. WiSTEM was founded on the tenets of quality both in content and interaction, and we are confident that WiSTEM 2017, San Francisco will carry on this tradition.”
Now in its fourth year, the annual WiSTEM Conference and Awards has become the premier global event for women in STEM. Nearly 50 top media partners and supporting associations from four continents have signed on to promote the event and add thought leadership to the program. An all-star cast of prominent presenters drawn from the technology industry highlight the event, led by Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures.
Other presenters and speakers include Ram Gupta (Nexus Venture Partners, WebMD), venture capitalist Kanwal Rekhi (Excelan, Inventus Capital Partners), Ajit Singh (Biomagene, Artiman Ventures), Lisa Lambert (Westly Group), Sanjay Dhawan (Harman Kardon), Andy Tang (Draper Associates), Carol Sands (Halo Fund, Angels Forum), Rashmi Gopinathan (Microsoft Ventures), and Will Bunker (GrowthX, Match.com).
“We welcome WiSTEM as an Event Affiliate Partner at the inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “Their participation will help increase the inclusion of women in the mobile industry and across STEM fields and positively aligns with GSMA initiatives in this area.”
“We are not just another ‘me-too’ event for women in technology,” adds Kaul. “Our content has traditionally been unique, our speakers and influencers world-class. Our mission is to establish gender parity in whatever we do and therefore you will see an event where men are taking an equitable role in nurturing an ecosystem of women in STEM. We continue to create new opportunities and synergies for women.”
“In our mission to make the best opportunities in the world available to our impact ecosystem, we bring the best minds in STEM to interact and influence our delegates. WiSTEM is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet with the most influential game changers. Stay tuned!”
MKF is a non-profit that works to nurture the social, economic and intellectual potential of women. We create opportunities for unlocking the potential of women in areas of their expertise, to support the sustainability of their careers, and enhance their personal growth and stability. www.mkfimpact.org