Stem-up Programs

2023 Success In STEM

Women’s Leadership Summit

Next Level Networking: Building and Maintaining Your Network for Success in the STEM World

We are so excited to bring you a HYBRID Leadership Summit for 2023! Join us in person in Harrisburg at Harrisburg University’s 14th floor for a day pack filled with great workshops, speakers, and networking. Or be a part of our virtual community by joining the summit online!

Featuring industry and academic professionals ready to share their experience, practical advice, and strategies to expand and make the most of your network.

Overview of Friday, March 31st from 8am-3pm

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration, Networking, Refreshments, Resume Reviews

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:05 AM – 10:10 AM

STEM Panel – Featuring Experts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Breakout Sessions

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Breakout Sessions

Room 1: Discover Your Brand – Become Your Own Agent

Room 2: Self-Advocacy – Ask for What You Want and Deserve

Room 3: Social Media Strategies for Success (LinkedIn)

11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

Lunch and Networking

12:50 AM to 1:50 PM

Breakout Sessions

Room 1: Building Confidence – Finding and Using Your Voice

Room 2: Navigating Bias and Hidden Rules

Room 3: Overcome Your Inner Critic (Imposter Syndrome)

1:50 PM to 2:00 PM

Networking Break

2:00 PM to 2:50 PM

STEM Panel – Featuring Experts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

2:50 PM to  3:00 PM

Reflection, Key Takeaways, and Closing Remarks


Dr. Akeisha Belgrave,

Harrisburg University of Science & Technology

Krista Beljan, MS

Dame Leadership

Gilmore, La-Kita
La-Kita Gilmore


Jennifer Knox, MBA, PE

Stambaugh Ness

Kunkle, Lesli
Lesli Kunkle

Wolfgang Confectioners

Stacy Pagán


Sax, Christina
Dr. Christina Sax

Maryland University

Upadhyay, Anupa
Anupa Upadhyay