Monday 8 November 2021 at 3:29pm

Speaker profile: Dr Joanna Mills will be speaking at our Women Rising in STEM event

Dr Joanna Mills will be speaking at our Women Rising in STEM event

Dr Joanna Mills, Head of Entrepreneurship at the Wellcome Genome Campus

About Dr Joanna Mills, MBA

Jo joined the Wellcome Genome Campus in November 2016 as part of their vision to establish themselves as a world-leading innovation ecosystem for Genomes and BioData. Jo’s role as head of Entrepreneurship combines managing the BioData Innovation Centre as a vibrant community and environment for companies innovating in this field, with stimulating an entrepreneurial culture on the Campus through initiatives including the Startup School for Genomics and Biodata.

Before this, Jo spent over 15 years at the Cambridge Judge Business School developing entrepreneurship education. She was the Founding Programme Director of the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship where she worked with almost 200 aspiring entrepreneurs from across the globe.

Jo has a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL) in collaboration with Unilever Research. Subsequently, at UCL, she was part of the founding team and Business Manager for their MBI Training Programme a Master’s level programme for the Bioprocess Industry.

Women Rising in STEM – Breaking Boundaries

On 24 November, Dr Joanna Mills will join other speakers, our Chapter Leads and attendees to inspire more women into STEM careers.

The aim of the event is to provide mentoring support to women. From aspiring students right through to those who have a career in industry.

We hope that, by providing access to women of influence who have broken barriers, as well as industry professionals who are driving innovation and diversity, we can break down barriers for women considering a career in science and technology.

Joanna Mills’ talk at the Women Rising in STEM event: The Making of a Successful Entrepreneur

How do you know if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The truth is, you don’t, until you try. For many scientists, even the prospect of experimenting with entrepreneurship is simply daunting. All that despite the wealth of exciting new possibilities and ideas offered by today’s emerging science.

Over the last 20 years, Jo has worked with hundreds of scientists and others. She’s helped them unlock their entrepreneurial potential, develop essential skills (for almost any career) and discover if entrepreneurship is for them. Jo will share her insights from these initiatives. She’ll also share her story and explore if being an entrepreneur is really so different from being a scientist.

Join us at the event on 24 November

Jo will be speaking alongside Lisa Fuller, IT Service Management Director at ARM. Hosted by The Graduate Hotel Cambridge on 24 November, 6.30-9.00pm, the event will feature:

  • talks
  • Speed Networking with Purpose
  • and the chance to talk with speakers, Chapter Leads and attendees over drinks

Book your tickets here (FREE to members of The Rising Network!).

Dr Joanna Mills will be speaking at our Women Rising in STEM event