"Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Education for Girls," Women in Nonprofit, Davis Wright Tremaine, New York, N.Y.
At this event, we heard from two well-known nonprofit leaders who are tireless advocates of STEM education for girls. The forum included a presentation and group discussion, followed by a networking reception.
Jessica Lawrence Quinn
CEO of NY Tech Alliance
The NY Tech Alliance is a nonprofit organization supporting New York’s growing technology community and is also the organizer of NY Tech Meetup, the world’s largest Meetup group. Prior to joining the NY Tech Alliance, Ms. Quinn was the CEO of Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council in Southern California, where she supported a community of 75 staff, 5,000 volunteers, and 15,000 girls. Ms. Quinn was one of only 15 women selected to participate in Seth Godin’s Female Entrepreneur MBA (FeMBA) in 2010. Ms. Quinn’s writing has been featured on the Harvard Business Review blog, Forbes.com, The Next Web, The Huffington Post and in a weekly column in The Press-Enterprise. She also speaks frequently on the tech sector, the future of work, and organizational development and culture at events such as PopTech, SXSW, and TEDx.
Executive Vice President, Customer Experience of JetBlue Airways & President of the JetBlue Foundation
The JetBlue Foundation was created in 2013 in an effort to support aviation-related education and community outreach. One of the Foundation’s main focuses is STEM education, particularly for girls and underserved populations. Ms. Geraghty has been with JetBlue since 2005 and in May 2014 she assumed responsibility for airports, customer support (reservations), and inflight service, the airline’s main customer-facing teams. From 2010-2014, Ms. Geraghty served as JetBlue’s Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer, and prior to that was the airline’s Vice President and Associate General Counsel and Director of Litigation and Regulatory Affairs.