ICSB 2024 theme for International Women’s Day, March 8, 2023 (IWD 2024) is “Women in Medicine”
International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. The United Nations 2024 International Women’s Day theme is “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress.”
We are pleased to extend a heartfelt invitation to you for our upcoming “Women in Medicine” Webinar, scheduled for March 8th. With a history of over a century, International Women’s Day signifies a worldwide commitment to advancing gender equality and empowering women. It is a day that transcends borders, cultures, and backgrounds, uniting millions to recognize and celebrate the invaluable contributions of women across the globe.
In harmony with the United Nations’ theme for 2024, “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress,” our Webinar takes center stage to pay tribute to the remarkable women who have made indelible marks in medicine. These women, through their unwavering dedication, exceptional expertise, and tireless efforts, have transformed healthcare and played a vital role in broader societal progress. Their journey is a testament to what can be achieved when gender equity and empowerment are at the forefront of our pursuits.
Moreover, ICSB has made a significant commitment to amplifying the voices and contributions of women scholars in the context of entrepreneurship. Under the esteemed editorial guidance of Drs. Katia Passerini, Eric Liguori, and Ayman ElTarabishy, ICSB, have directed its Journal for Small Business Management towards a vital theme: “The Impact of Women Scholars on the Entrepreneurial Landscape.” This initiative reflects our dedication to advancing the role of women in entrepreneurship on a global scale.
We invite you to be part of this profound journey and join us on March 8th as we celebrate the extraordinary contributions of women in medicine and academia. Together, we will accelerate progress and pave the way for a more inclusive and equitable world.
Welcome Remarks by Katia Passerini, Ph.D., and Carly Jordan Ph.D.
Ms. Linda Acholonu
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sujana Chandrasekhar, President, American Otological Society, Consulting Editor, Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, Past President, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Partner, ENT & Allergy Associates, LLP
Dr. Katia Passerni
Navigating the unique challenges faced by women in medicine requires resilience, determination, and a commitment to breaking down barriers for the benefit of future generations.
Halleluya Dunn, MBA, Global Delivery Director, Fortrea
Dr. Alyssa Abo, MBA, Executive Director, Office of Biotechnology, Children’s National Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Ms. Bonnie Evans, Member of the Board of Regents, Seton Hall University
Dr. Jessica Lazerov, MBA, Physician, Children’s National Hospital, Assistant Professor, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Dr. Renee Bovelle, Medical Director/Owner at Envision Eye & Laser Center
Session Chair: Linda Acholonu
The spotlight on research and innovation in women highlights the groundbreaking contributions of female researchers and innovators, propelling advancements across various fields and inspiring future generations.
Dr. Ildiko Csiki, Chief Medical Officer, Geneos Therapeutics
Dr. Sona Patel, Associate Professor, Department of Speech – Language Pathology, Seton Hall University
Dr. Kathleen Neville,RN, FAAN, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Seton Hall University
Dr. Francesca Joseph, Pediatrician, Children’s National Hospital
Dr. Basilia Nwankwo, FAAOS, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Trauma, Howard University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Associate Program Director, Howard University Hospital Orthopaedic Residency Program
Dr. Uju Okoye, MD, MBA, MS-Epi, Medical & Regulatory Affairs Expert, HealthTech Exec, Visualize Healthcare
Session Chair: Ms. Ana Bradic, ICSB Senior Project Manager
Empowering the Future: Charting New Horizons Together.
Join us for the closing session, ‘Empowering the Future: Charting New Horizons Together,’ as we culminate this extraordinary journey with inspiration and a shared vision for a brighter tomorrow.
Panel Session moderated by Dr. Ayman ElTarabishy
Provost and Executive Vice President,
Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, US
President & CEO, ICSB
Deputy Chair, Department of Management,
GW School of Business
Director, EJS Women’s Leadership Program
Program Coordinator, Science, Health, & Medicine Cohort, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Drug Development Expert, Project Management Leader, Fortrea
Senior Project Manager, ICSB
Head of Policy and Advocacy, Institute of Public Accountants, Australia,
Incoming Chair, ICSB
Executive Director, Office of Biotechnology, Children’s National Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
FAAOS, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Trauma, Howard University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Associate Program Director, Howard University Hospital Orthopaedic Residency Program
Member of the Board of Regents, Seton Hall University
MBA, Physician, Children’s National Hospital, Assistant Professor, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
MD, Chief Medical Officer, Geneos Therapeutics
RN, FAAN, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Seton Hall University
MBA, Fortrea Project Director
The GW Women’s Leadership Program encourages the development of an inclusive, supportive, and collaborative community of student leaders on campus. The program fosters intellectual growth both in and out of the classroom through four distinct disciplinary cohorts. WLP students live together in Somers Hall on the Mount Vernon Campus where shared living supports academic work and students build a strong, vibrant community.