WashU Women Changing the Way We Live and Work
Join the WashU community for a virtual conversation with female founders and leaders in businesses that serve women, co-hosted by the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the WashU Alumni Association.
Time & Location
Jun 20, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
About the Event
oin the WashU community for a virtual conversation with female founders and leaders in businesses that serve women, co-hosted by the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the WashU Alumni Association. These alumnae and their companies are changing the way we live and work for the better. Event moderator Mitzi Krockover, AB ’81, is a physician, leader in women’s health, and health care consultant. She is joined by three fantastic alumni panelists, Dwana Franklin-Davis, MS ’09, CEO of Reboot Representation; Chele Marmet, BS ’68, pioneer in the field of lactation consulting; and Holly Rockweiler, BS ’07, MS ’07, CEO and co-founder of Madorra.
About Our Moderator
Mitzi Krockover, AB ’81, physician, leader in women’s health, and principal consultant in healthcare Mitzi Krockover, MD, is a partner at SSB Solutions, a health care management consulting firm. She is also a managing director of Golden Seeds, an angel investment organization dedicated to funding early-stage companies led by women. Most recently, Krockover founded Woman Centered, LLC, and launched the “Beyond the Paper Gown” podcast, both of which aim to inform, inspire, and engage women so that they can achieve optimal health. She serves on the boards of the Institute for Mental Health Research and the Black Women’s Health Imperative. At WashU, Krockover is a member of the Institute for Public Health National Council and the Phoenix Regional Cabinet.
About Our Panelists
Dwana Franklin-Davis, MS ’09, CEO of Reboot Representation Dwana Franklin-Davis is the CEO of the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition. She leads the coalition’s pooled philanthropic investments, which enable Black, Latina, and Native American women to earn computing degrees and lessens the diversity gap in tech. A lifelong technologist with a passion for increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech sector, Franklin-Davis joined Reboot Representation in 2019 after working in IT, software engineering, and leadership positions for Mastercard, May Department Store Companies, and IBM. Based in New York City, she holds a bachelor’s in management from Purdue University and a master’s in information management from WashU.
Chele Marmet, BS ’68, pioneer in the field of lactation consulting In 1979, recognizing the need for lactation consulting to become a new allied health profession, Chele Marmet co-founded the Lactation Institute and Breastfeeding Clinic in Los Angeles. She currently serves as the clinic’s director. Marmet has received numerous awards and sat on numerous boards, including the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action. Today, the lactation consultant profession includes more than 33,000 IBLCE board-certified individuals around the globe. The profession has Marmet and her clinic co-founder to thank for initiating its tremendous growth.
Holly Rockweiler, BS ’07, MS ’07, CEO and co-founder of Madorra Holly Rockweiler is co-founder and CEO of Madorra, a women's health company dedicated to changing the treatment paradigm for vaginal dryness. She co-founded Madorra as a spin-out of the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship. Prior to completing the fellowship program, she worked as a senior research scientist at Boston Scientific, where she developed therapies to enable more efficient care for patients living with heart failure. Her work has led to 16 pending and issued patents. Rockweiler earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biomedical engineering from WashU.
About the Skandalaris Center
The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship is the home of WashU Entrepreneurship. Serving startups at all stages, they have the opportunities and resources to support entrepreneurs from idea to launch and beyond. We encourage individuals, startups, ventures, and teams to connect with us for help along their entrepreneurial journey.”
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