Gov. Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam announced the Commonwealth’s second annual Women in Innovation conference will be held Sept. 22.
It is presented by the Secretary of Administration in collaboration with the Virginia Information Technology Agency Innovation Program. This year’s conference is an opportunity to uplift women innovators and celebrate the groundbreaking women who paved the way.
“Virginia is a state that celebrates diversity,” Gov. Northam said. “I am proud that our administration has more women in executive leadership roles than any previous governor’s office. We need more women in leadership in our government and the private sector, and this is an opportunity for groundbreaking women leaders to speak about their experiences, and inspire the next generation.”
The conference is an opportunity for women across the Commonwealth, and nation, to come together, share their experiences, and influence the next generation of women leaders. This year’s event will include discussions from women who have excelled in their field, ranging from leaders in broadcast journalism to athletes who accomplished extraordinary feats.
“As a daughter, mother, First Lady, and educator, developing the talent of the next generation’s leaders is vital to Virginia’s success,” said First Lady Pamela Northam. “I’m excited to share my story, and I hope that it can inspire everyone participating in the Women in Innovation conference.”
“Being a leader and the Secretary of Administration, it is my privilege to be a mentor to my coworkers and employees,” said Secretary of Administration Grindly Johnson. “The Women in Innovation conference is a chance for leaders in their respective fields to display their accomplishments and participate in future collaboration.”
This year’s Women in Innovation conference is a free, virtual event for anyone who would like to attend. Visit the website to register. The conference is Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST.
The Women in Innovation conference is a production of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency Innovation Program led by Chief Information Officer Nelson Moe.
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