Lona Vincent Director, Global Sourcing Activations at Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Lona is helping to attract promising innovation into the company’s venture and incubation portfolio. She’s also served as a leader in Johnson & Johnson's design studio, where she led a team of venture designers and supported J&J's investment strategy building new products, services, business models, and new cos across the consumer, med tech, and pharmaceutical portfolios. As a corporate strategy leader, she has a track record of breakthrough product innovation, new business creation, and building high performing teams.
Lona has a Masters in Public Health and Sociomedical Science from Columbia University where she focused on digital health and human behavior and studied business in the MBA program at Cornell University. Lona lives and plays in Brooklyn where she enjoys weekend brunch and scouting and investing in diverse founders and startups.
Grace Charrier Author and 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, and 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, and volunteer since joining the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network(ACSCAN) years ago and is a committed and respected member of the Volunteer/Advocacy team.
As host and content creator of her engaging YouTube talk show Cancer Convos with Grace B., she invites experts and stakeholders to share their evidence-based insights on the disease and a plethora of health topics and life sciences.
Onyinye Balogun Co-Founder and 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 and 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 and Advocacy. We create impact through action to build skills and confidence, setting women up for success. We are on a mission to empower 5 million women and girls by 2030.