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Women In Innovation

Science Museum of Virginia, Dewey Gottwald Center

Richmond, Virginia | March 17, 2020

The first Women in Innovation event is now her-story.

WIN 2019
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Women in Innovation is a conference to celebrate female leaders of today, inspire future women innovators and remember the groundbreaking women that paved the way. The conference is a day to elevate and grow as a group of women, to spark conversations and to leave ready to make a difference through teaching, training and mentorship.


Attend, and you'll discover the journeys of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Event speakers and panelists are guiding their communities with impactful leadership, uplifting their peers and investing in change.

The conference offers significant networking. You'll talk with other women who have bridged the gender gap, have defined their purpose and who have made a commitment to impact their communities.

Who Should Attend

YOU should attend the Women in Innovation conference if you desire to drive change in your world and your role in it. The event is designed to mentor through share of the successes and challenges of women in academia, government, small business and private industries. Event leaders are currently active in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math; many also are entrepreneurs.

The Maggies

Maggie Walker

Maggie Lena Walker devoted her life to civil rights advancement, economic empowerment and educational opportunities for women and Jim Crow-era African Americans. As a bank president, newspaper editor and fraternal leader, Walker served as an inspiration of pride and progress.
Photo/Content Courtesy of National Park Service, Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site.

Ms. Walker's legacy of leadership continues today. Her entrepreneurial spirit is embodied in the new Women In Innovation event. Today, Maggie Walker is the founding example of the Women in Innovation awards program named in her honor, The Maggies. 

Award categories: Founders Award, Private Sector, Public Sector & Future Female Innovator.

Get Involved

Conference Sponsorship

Submit to be considered for WIN 2020 sponsorship opportunities.

Conference Speaker

Inspire others. Submit to be considered as a Speaker.

Award Nominations

Nominate an impactful woman to receive a Maggie award. 

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