Track D

D5 Toolkits and Best Practices to Increase Female Involvement in the Innovation Process

Track: Other

Target Audience: All Audiences

Kathleen Sohar, University of Florida

Mercedes Meyer, Drinker, Biddle and Reath
Jennifer Shockro, California Institute of Technology

Women are significantly underrepresented in the innovation process. During this session, the AUTM Women Inventors Committee and the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s Women in IP Committee will combine their knowledge to expand the awareness of this issue and share strategies that can help increase gender parity in innovation. Research shows that increasing diversity results in higher return on investment in multiple areas including disclosures, commercialization and startup revenue.

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