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Join Us for D CEO’s Women Leading STEM Forum

In partnership with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, speakers will discuss how to increase representation of women in STEM and how to build a pipeline for the future.
By D CEO Staff |

Join D CEO and fellow Dallas business leaders for our Women Leading STEM forum, featuring the region’s top thinkers, pioneers, and executives paving the path for more women in STEM. In partnership with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, the goal of this program is to increase representation of women in STEM, give a megaphone to leaders to share stories, and help build a pipeline for the future.

This year’s event will cover what’s happening now and what’s next for the future for women in the industry. Here are the topics you can expect to hear about at the event on February 13:

The State of Women in STEM Today 

What is the state of women in STEM today, especially as we face one of the biggest transformations in technology (and industries) with the arrival of generative AI? This discussion will address what employers and leaders are thinking around their current and future talent needs (and investments), strategies for transitioning from non-tech to tech roles, and actionable insights for career advancement in the current business environment. Plus, you’ll hear first-hand how leading companies are harnessing AI to increase productivity and workplace engagement. Gain valuable perspectives, featuring real-world experiences and innovative approaches to fostering equity and access in STEM. 


Majaliwa Bass, VP, Product Marketing Inbound (Corporate Tax & Trade) at Thomson Reuters 

Marissa Horne, VP, Financial Services, Technology Strategy & Governance at Capital One

Kelly Wood, Senior Director, Salesforce at Slalom

Moderator: Christine Perez, Editor, D CEO Magazine 

Investing in the Future: State of Next Generation Efforts in STEM 

Explore the future of women and girls in STEM as our panelists discuss strategies for engaging students in STEM from an early age, the evolution of museums and institutions in supporting STEM education outside of traditional learning environments, and efforts to create more innovative and inclusive spaces for girls in schools. Plus, how we should be thinking about the STEM skills needed for tomorrow, when technology is adapting at a breakneck pace. The panel will offer tangible insights and takeaways on how you and your organization can support the next generation of women in the field, starting now. 


Jenn Makins, Executive Director STEM Center of Excellence Director at Camp Whispering Cedars (Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas)

Dr. Linda Silver, CEO of The Perot Museum of Nature and Science 

Moderator: Noelle LeVeaux, Publisher, D Magazine Partners 


Tuesday, February 13
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


10:30-11 a.m.: Networking
11 a.m.: Program begins, including panel discussions, lunch, and audience Q&A
1:30 p.m.: Program concludes


The Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201

Tickets are on sale for $75 here.

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