WIB-Capital Region: Career Serendipity: Lessons from Women at Lieber Institute for Brain Dev't
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WIB-Capital Region: Career Serendipity: Lessons from Women at Lieber Institute for Brain Dev't

When: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EST
Where: Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures / FastForward
1812 Ashland Avenue
Suite 110
Baltimore, MD  21205
United States
Contact: WIB-Capital Region

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Join us as we learn from Elaine Jones, the Chief Operating Officer at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD), and Rebecca Freedman, Legal Counsel at LIBD. Rebecca Freedman will discuss her role at LIBD and her path to get there, taking the leap from grants and tech transfer to in-house counsel. Elaine Jones will also speak about her career path, including differences between for-profit and non-profit organizations and balancing personal life with professional goals.

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Speaker Bios 

Elaine Jones

Elaine Jones is a C-level executive who has incorporated her for-profit sector experience, ranging from sales, marketing and, as Senior Vice President/General Manager, leading a key operating region of a Fortune 500 service company into the not-for-profit sector. As Chief Operating Officer, she has been involved in the start-up phase of significant research institutes: The Picower Institute for Molecular Medicine, New York, and the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle. Elaine is Chief Operating Officer at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, the Maltz Research Laboratories, Baltimore. 

Rebecca Freedman

Rebecca Freedman joined the Lieber Institute in 2017 as Legal Counsel. Ms. Freedman comes to the Institute from Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, where she advised faculty on all matters relating to intellectual property and licensing. Prior to returning to her hometown of Baltimore, Ms. Freedman worked as an attorney for New York University School of Medicine in the Office of Science and Research. After earning her bachelor’s degree in History from Barnard College, she received her juris doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she subsequently taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching Negotiation Strategy and coaching the School’s mediation and negotiation teams.

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  • Members: Free
  • Students with ID: Free
  • Non-Members/Free Unlimited Guest Members*: $30

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Immediate street parking is limited. There is a paid parking garage available at 900 N Washington St.

Directions from Public Transit

The Johns Hopkins stop of the Metro SubwayLink is a short walk away, in addition to several local bus lines.


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