Dawn Barry is a veteran of the biotech industry and an advocate for girls and women in STEM fields. Her current company, Luna, has received numerous awards from notable institutions including the Word Economic Forum and Fast Company for redesigning the biomedical research model by bridging collectives of people with researchers through socially responsible health data sharing. Dawn was an early employee of Illumina spending 12 years helping build the Company, where she ultimately served as the Vice President of Applied Genomics and led pioneering teams in precision medicine, translational genomics, population genomics, and clinical screening applications, among others.
Clara Carter is a distinguished internationally recognized and in-demand influencer, consultant and educator with over 20 years experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. Clara is the owner/founder of MCCSN providing planning, hotel sourcing and contract negotiations services to her clients seeking destinations for meetings, conferences, and leisure travel, and the creator/producer of the nationally recognized Multicultural FAM tour which brought millions of dollars to her city of San Diego .
Clara continues to lean forward with the creation of the non-profit Women In Tourism and Hospitality (W.I.T.H.) Program that supports, empowers, strengthens, and champions diversity and inclusion for women in the hospitality industry.
Company: Multi-Cultural Convention Services Network and Women in Tourism and Hospitality
With Amy Rowland’s leadership as the CEO and co-founder of Pangea Biological, a woman-owned environmental services company, Pangea received Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's (LADWP) 1st Small Business Enterprise/Women-Owned Business Enterprise Contractor of the Year award. Amy’s mission is to lead the way towards environmental solutions while balancing real-world construction challenges on energy and infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. Amy is a life-long learner whose passion to become a wildlife biologist was inspired by her grandmother, who was a self-taught expert birder in Minnesota, and her grandma infused her love of nature and bird watching to Amy as a young girl. Amy is a formal mentor with AWWEE where she mentors others in STEM, taking others under her wing, and offering any nuggets of wisdom, just as was done for her when she began her career 30 years ago.
Company: Pangea Biological
Kim is a serial entrepreneur and started Trials.ai after her best friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given five months to live. What began as a passion project has turned into a mission-driven, venture-backed company.
Kim’s previous experience building a company that focused on process improvement, organizational design, and operational implementation at pharma companies has given her a unique advantage and understanding of the things that drive Trial Sponsor behavior. Her mission is to leverage frontier technology to get treatments to patients, faster.
Company: Trials.ai, Inc.
Angel Mason Broadus, is the President & Founder of the fabulous, do-gooding, creative and colorful marketing and PR agency, Puzzle Pieces Marketing, which Angel founded in 2009 and co-owns and operates with her wife Kristine. Focusing on social good and providing services that benefit their community, the marketing agency works with nonprofits and mission-driven businesses to develop strategies that inspire action. In the spirit of giving back, Angel serves as a member of the Board of Directors for North County Philanthropy Council, Moonlight Cultural Foundation, and Point Loma Nazarene Marketing Advisory Board; and is also a member of United Way of San Diego’s Women United Steering Committee and Marketing Committee, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego Marketing Committee Chair.
Company: Puzzle Pieces Marketing