Wolf Greenfield Hosts Science Club for Girls

On August 12th, Wolf Greenfield hosted a group from Science Club for Girls for an afternoon of learning about careers in technology and intellectual property. A dozen girls mingled with women attorneys and technology specialists from the firm to learn about IP and various career paths in the field, and heard from the VP of a music software startup about her career path.

The girls visiting the firm were part of Science Club for Girls’ Young Leaders in STEM (YLS) Summer Program, an intensive six-week leadership and empowerment program for high school girls who are underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. YLS is designed to equip girls with the tools they need to succeed in their academic and personal lives through a critical exploration of the world around them using a STEM lens. This is the second year that YLS has made a field trip to Wolf Greenfield.

When the girls arrived, they networked with women from Wolf Greenfield to find out what they studied in school, how they ended up in their current roles, and how they use science on a daily basis. Then Joy Johnson, VP of Mobile at AudioCommon—a startup that has developed a new platform where music can be created and shared—talked about her journey from electrical engineer to her current role and what she has learned along the way. The day closed out with group activities exploring what IP is and how it can protect inventions.

The field trip was coordinated by Renée Fuller, a patent agent in the firm’s Chemical & Materials Technologies Group, and HR recruitment coordinator Jeanette Forgey. Other women from the firm who participated in the event include shareholder Helen Lockhart, counsel Jas Lee, associates Kim Cortes and Michelle Nyein, patent agent Heather DiPietrantonio, and technology specialists Emily Gardel and Neetu Singh.