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A Round Table in San Francisco on "Women and Innovation"
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A Round Table in San Francisco on “Women and Innovation”

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Four successful women leaders in the applied sciences tell their stories.

The Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco, together with the Italian Trade Agency of Los Angeles and ISSNAF – Bay Area Chapter, presents on 31st March a round table entitled ““Donne che innovano / Women and Innovation”.

Four women (Maddalena Adorno, Leah Edwards, Alessandra Lanzara e Maria Grazia Roncarolo), successful leaders in the sector of applied sciences, will share their experiences and achievements as well as the challenges encountered in their path to success.

Consul General Sergio Strozzi will moderate the event.

Maddalena Adorno is the co-founder and CEO of Dorian Therapeutics, Inc. and the main inventor of the senoblocker technology (potential therapeutics for aging) that the company is developing. Before founding Dorian, Maddalena completed her postdoctoral training at Stanford University, studying Stem Cell and Aging Biology.  Furthermore, her expertise in aging biology helps in designing new treatments for patients with Down Syndrome.

Leah Edwards began her startup career on the founding team of a digital marketing platform, Post Communications, which was sold for $380 million within two years. After being a serial co-founder of Enterprise Software, Marketing Automation, and Sustainability companies, she coaches founders and executives and advises individuals, corporates, family offices and VC’s interested in startups, teaching entrepreneurship and technology innovation in top universities. She is currently Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures.

Alessandra Lanzara has led an experimental materials physics group at the University of California, Berkeley since 2002. She is the founding director of Center for Sustainable Innovation at UCB and the co-founder of Quantum Advanced Detection (QUAD) LLC, a company that develops and manufactures high-efficiency detection systems for manufacturing process control technology.

Maria Grazia Roncarolo is the George D. Smith Professor in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics and of Medicine, director of the Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine, and co-director of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University.

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