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Attend the free online 2022 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium, coming March 2, 16, and 30

Are you a current or aspiring inventor or entrepreneur? Would you like to learn from successful innovators and subject matter experts about keys to success and how to use your creativity to reach your full potential? If so, be sure to attend the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) free, online 2022 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium coming March 2, 16, and 30. Don’t miss these great opportunities to be inspired and informed.

Register and learn more about the March 2 eventWES Part oneEducate and innovate

Join us for a conversation with Amy M. Elliott, Ph.D., a researcher, patent holder, and American Association for the Advancement of Science IF/THEN Ambassador. Elliott also serves as the Group Leader for Robotics and Intelligent Systems at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She will share insights about her work, motivations, achievements, and challenges, and will offer advice for the next generation of women innovators.

The second portion of this event will include a panel discussion about the importance of cultivating innovation in a variety of environments; the role policymakers can play in supporting science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and invention education among diverse groups of students; the federal five-year STEM plan; and the importance of developing pathways to innovation for girls.

Register and learn more about the March 16 eventWES Part two, trends and opportunities

Hear from Tené Dolphin, Executive Director, National Women’s Business Council, and Adji Fatou Diagne, Ph.D., Economist, Survey and Economic Research, Demographic Research Area, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau, about the economic impact of women in business and how social trends are affecting their professional growth and business opportunities.

Register and learn more about the March 30 eventWES Part three, From inspiration to commercialization

Hear from Georgia Grace Edwards, CEO and Co-Founder of SheFly Apparel, and Ceata E. Lash, Founder, Inventor and Co-CEO, PuffCuff LLC, about how they found the inspiration to turn ideas into commercial successes.  Find out their secrets for success and how they overcame obstacles in their journeys.

As we close out the series, our final conversation on innovative women will bring together USPTO leadership with Abi Olukeye, Founder and CEO, Smart Girls HQ, who promotes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education solutions through providing engaging content and facilitates exciting experiences to enable young girls achieve STEM career literacy by age 12.

This program is presented by the USPTO’s Office of Innovation Outreach. For more information, please contact WES@USPTO.GOV

The USPTO offers many informative presentations, panels, and chats throughout the year. For more information, visit