WINGS WorldQuest Managing Director Yael Jekogian, center, speaks during a Women in Innovation and Connectivity conference at the United Nations in New York City. Photo by Bianca Fortis.

WINGS WorldQuest Managing Director Yael Jekogian, center, speaks during a Women in Innovation and Connectivity conference at the United Nations in New York City. Photo by Bianca Fortis.

WINGS Fellows are more than just scientists. They are entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders in their respective fields – which is why WINGS’ Managing Director Yael Jekogian recently spoke at the Women in Innovation and Connectivity conference as part of the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s Science, Technology and Innovation Forum.

She spoke alongside other stakeholders, including activists, scientists and ambassadors from around the world. She shared the innovation of our Fellows, which changes the way we look at the world, and discussed how the WINGS community aims to be a source of support and connectivity for them. 

"WINGS Fellows tell us that women scientists use networks, they value networks, and they create networks,” she said. “Their work goes beyond research and innovative program design. WINGS Fellows are entrepreneurs ensuring that communities learn from and benefit from their science."

Thank you to the Royal Academy of Science International Trust and Her Royal Highness Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite, the Ministry of Social Dialogue Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties of the Republic of Malta, The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the Permanent Mission of the Principality of Andorra to the United Nations for their leadership in organizing such an impactful event.

Watch the video below to see the full event. Jekogian speaks at 1:16.

Header photo by sanjitbakshi on Flickr and used with Creative Commons license.

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