Lona Vincent, Director, Global Sourcing Activations at Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Lona is helping to attract promising innovation into the company's venture & incubation portfolio. She's also served as a leader in Johnson & Johnson's design studio, where she led a team of venture designers & supported J&J's investment strategy building new products, services, business models, & new cos across the consumer, med tech, & pharmaceutical portfolios. As a corporate strategy leader, she has a track record of breakthrough product innovation, new business creation, & building high performing teams.
Lona has a Masters in Public Health & Sociomedical Science from Columbia University where she focused on digital health & human behavior & studied business in the MBA program at Cornell University. Lona lives & plays in Brooklyn where she enjoys weekend brunch & scouting & investing in diverse founders & startups.
Grace Charrier, Author & Cancer Advocate, Cancer Convos
Grace B. Charrier became a cancer advocate by circumstance after being diagnosed with Stage 3 Triple-Negative breast cancer. A nasty fall in her bathroom is what she credits for her survival. Grace wears three hats- patient, survivor, & global cancer advocate.
Her latest endeavor is as a peer reviewer for the Department of Defense - Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. She also does impactful work as Legislative Ambassador, advocate, & volunteer since joining the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network(ACSCAN) years ago & is a committed & respected member of the Volunteer/Advocacy team.
As host & content creator of her engaging YouTube talk show Cancer Convos with Grace B., she invites experts & stakeholders to share their evidence-based insights on the disease & a plethora of health topics & life sciences.
Onyinye Balogun, Co-Founder & CMO Mission-Driven Tech
Jill Hatton, Board Member at Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation (moderator)
WOMEN IN TECH
Why we exist
For the past 4 decades the gender gap in tech has widened, with only 1 woman in 5 people working in the industry today. Women in Tech is changing that.
Who we are
Women in Tech is an international non-profit organization on a mission to close the gender gap & to help women embrace technology. With our Head Office in Paris, we are a Global Movement with chapters in 6 continents, counting over 170.000 members.
What we do
We focus on 4 primary areas that are a call for action: Education, Business, Digital Inclusion & Advocacy. We create impact through action to build skills & confidence, setting women up for success. We are on a mission to empower 5 million women & girls by 2030.