Artemisia Leadership Initiative - Empowering individuals for a stronger future

CFANS has established the Artemisia Leadership Initiative to address gender-based barriers and improve leadership potential for women.  This is the third seminar in the series of dynamic industry leading speakers:

Negotiating for Salary and Promotions
Veronica Vallejo, PhD | Sr. Principal Scientist, Agro Discovery - Crop Improvement | PepsiCo R&D

November 28, 2017
8:30am to 9:30am

All are welcome to attend. Join us starting at 8:00 a.m. for light refreshments and networking prior to the seminar.

Veronica_VallejoVeronica Vallejo is a Senior Principal Scientist of Agro Discovery and Crop Improvement at PepsioCo R&D. She primarily works with leadership of trait discovery and data sciences capabilities for raw material innovation, as well as the development of Stevia agro strategy. In addition to her work at PepsiCo, Verionica teaches as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.

Prior to joining PepsiCo, Veronica co-directed the Stevia Breeding program at MSU and molecular biology lab for three years. She conducted independent research in both stevia and petunia and became a leading expert on stevia breeding and genetics. During her tenure she patented three stevia varieties with unique glycoside profiles. Additionally, Veronica has worked extensively with abiotic stress tolerance pathways in rice. During her career, she has focused primarily on the development and utilization of genomic tools to elucidate plant pathways.

Veronica dedicates much of her spare time to mentoring young professionals. She believes passionately about giving back to the community that supported her in her professional journey.

 

Artemisia Leadership Initiative Seminar Series

These are the seminars for the initiative in the series of dynamic industry leading speakers:

The Fork in the Road
Provost Karen Hanson​, U of MN Executive Vice President and Provost​
February 22, 2018
8:00-9:30 am in 335 Borlaug Hall with light refreshments and networking at 8:00-8:30 and seminar 8:30-9:30

Women's Role in Conservation
Becky Humphries, Chief Executive Officer, The National Wild Turkey Federation and former MI DNR Director

March 6, 2018
8:00-9:30 am in 335 Borlaug Hall with light refreshments and networking at 8:00-8:30 and seminar 8:30-9:30

Don’t judge a book by its cover: when implicit bias derails advancement
Helga Van Miegroet, Professor Emerita, Utah State University

April 3, 2018
8:00-9:30 am in 335 Borlaug Hall with light refreshments and networking at 8:00-8:30 and seminar 8:30-9:30

Past seminars

Mentoring Circles

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