Flourish HERE: An Unconference Experience Focused on Women in STEM

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 13:00 to 17:30

Flourish HERE: An Unconference Experience Focused on Women in STEM

Flourish HERE is a half-day unconference exploring the roles and opportunities for STEM-oriented women and allies to engage in the Tucson innovation ecosystem. From inventorship to mentorship and from teaming to funding, we will explore, connect and support one another to advance the impact of the incredible people and inventions of the University of Arizona.

Who should attend?

  • Faculty
  • Post docs
  • Graduate students
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Technology experts
  • Investors
  • Community supporters

Session Topics

  • The Art of Mentoring: Moderator to be announced...
  • Entrepreneurs Assemble – Who you need on your team & how to get them: Moderator, Eric Smith
  • Turning Your Discoveries Into Inventions – Working with TLA: Moderators, Rakhi Gibbons and Bruce Burgess
  • Had a Setback, Made a Comeback – An Optimistic Discussion About Failing: Moderator, Aaron Eden


  • Let's talk about money - how to get it, how to spend it, how to make it
  • Questions for allies - how can we help?: Panelist, Sergio Avila
  • Humans Being - the importance of soft skills in a hard world: Panelist, Kara Festa
  • Being a woman in a male-dominated field - how to succeed without losing your Self: Panelists, Barb Campbell and Charlene Grabowski

Join the conversation and #makeithappen.


Secure your spot using the form on this page. While you're at it, invite a friend!


Event Contacts: 
Aileen Dingus
Coordinator, Venture Development

Flourish Here, 10/1/19

If you are with the UA, please indicate your college and/or department. If you are an ecosystem member, please tell us your organizational/company affiliation.
Please describe any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in this event such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille or electronic text, etc. Please note, we will be providing a refreshments. If you have specific dietary restrictions, we suggest you bring your own lunch or snacks.