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Upcoming Event: 2019 Winter Workshop

On March 23, 2019 Attend our Winter Workshop sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim! Ticket purchase link



Cultural Competence:
Organizing in the Workplace

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Our host: Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc.

Join an interactive workshop for a day of networking and connecting 

Hear from women leaders from biotech, academia, and high tech on the power of connecting at work and building communities. Some featured speakers and activities include:

  • Aida Sabo VP Diversity at Parexel,a strong advocate of building a diverse work force
  • Dr. Bahija Jallal, CEO of Immunocore and former AWIS president on the benefits of workplace employee resource groups
  • Learn how to self promote to build your career – Participate in Google’s I Am Remarkable training (#iamremarkable)
  • Plus, we will feature a round table workshop aimed at helping attendees understand how to promote diversity and inclusion at work with positive impact to their careers

There will be a raffle with some great prizes and we will provide breakfast and lunch. Be sure to bring your business cards!  We look forward to seeing you!

8:30 – 9:00    Breakfast 
9:00 – 9:45    Morning Keynote speaker 
Aida Sabo, VP Diversity/Inclusion Strategy at PAREXEL will speak to how to find creative ways to execute diversity and inclusion strategies
9:45 – 11:30   Breakout Session 1- Self promote yourself
Google Initiative-I Am Remarkable  Facilitator: Kat Langan Google workshop  In this training  you will earn about importance/gain tools to help you develop the skills of self promotion to benefit your career


11:30 – 12:00  Lunch / Networking

12:00-1:00  Keynote speaker afternoon:
Bahija Jallal, CEO, Immunocore, previous AWIS national  president will speak to her story around successfully building a supportive environment for men/women to communicate the business need of building diversity/inclusion groups even in the most resistant environments

1:00 – 2:00   Breakout Session 2: Don’t Give Up!!! Led by Boehringer Ingelheim’s Women’s Group
-Lessons Learned

2:00 – 3:00    Interactive Speaker Panel: Organizing to Make a Difference

Nicole Vadivel, Ph. D, Tesla
Kat Langan, Google
Michelle Kim,  Awaken
Sara Rosso, Founder SCU Women in Business

3:00 – 3:15    Close out: The Challenge / Call to Action 



AWIS members $35.00
Non-members $45.00
At the door $55.00

See our Workshop sponsors below– To Sponsor the Workshop, please email and  Click here to learn more about sponsorship benefits.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc.
6701 Kaiser Drive
Fremont, CA 94555






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