Start your new year right by joining us for the January WBN luncheon on Thursday, January 16th at the SCERA Theater. Our speaker will be Sara Dansie Jones, one of the leading authorities in the tech industry on STEM education. She’ll be talking about why it’s important to invest in STEM education, and how to do that. Sara’s impressive bio is included below.
The luncheon will be held at the SCERA Theater and will start at 11:30 a.m. and will go until 1:00. The cost is $15, and the meal will be provided by Landmark Catering. If you’d like a shout out for your business, please feel free to bring a giveaway to the meeting. To register, click on the link below. Please be sure to register by Monday, January 13th so that we can have an accurate count for the luncheon.
About Sara Dansie Jones
Sara has spent 15 years as a technology professional and social entrepreneur. KōDefy allows her to combine both of these passions to inspire a new generation of technologists. As an executive at School Improvement Network, Sara operationalized research-based, new media learning products in K-12 education through innovative technology platforms. As head of business development and a director of product development, Sara focused on opportunity management, cross-functional execution, and strategic partnerships – where she conceptualized and directed new product innovation and video production. She has deep knowledge on professional learning and on policy trends that affect education. She operationalized a long-term partnership with leadership at the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Sara is also VP of Strategic Development for Patent Law Works LLC, a silicon-valley based intellectual property law firm. Prior to this, she was a Shareholder and patent attorney at Workman Nydegger where she focused on strategic protection of software applications. She has a J.D. degree, cum laude, from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University and a B.S. degree from the University of Utah, with honors, in chemical engineering.
Sara has founded three social entrepreneurial endeavors, including Women Tech Council (www.womentechcouncil.org), where she is the VP of Operations. Through Women Tech Council, Sara has been able to mentor and drive opportunity for hundreds of women in technology. She brings deep understanding of the challenges that women technology professionals experience and is an advocate of STEM initiatives. She is regularly invited to speak on entrepreneurship, women in technology, and education.