CONNECT Small Talk: Women in Innovation

......... August 1st 2017

Program Overview

Women make up more than 50 percent of the U.S. population and 59 percent of the U.S labor force. So why is it that only 30 percent of women actively work in the technology industry? Women in leadership or technical roles show an even more significant drop in representation, showing that gender diversity and the influence of women are low in an industry with profound impact on consumers’ lives. Join us for a candid discussion on the gender gap in today’s technology fields.


Cheryl Goodman – Athena San Diego 

Cheryl K. Goodman is executive director of Athena, a 501(c)(6) professional development association serving women in science and technology in Southern California. 

Cheryl is co-founder of SoGloMo, a 360 degree marketing firm focused on the power of marketing, mobile and social. She served as an executive in business development/ marketing at Qualcomm, Inc., where she oversaw brands such as Gimbal™, LTE Broadcast, mirasol and MediaFLO. She also established the Qualcomm Publisher Relations program where she developed mobile content revenue strategies with national and global publishers. Read more


Jennifer Cosco – CEO & Co-Founder, Envy
Sabrina Martucci Johnson – Founder, DARÉ Bioscience
Jennifer Worrall – President & CEO, Iteros
Samantha Urban - Urban Translations