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McKelvey School of Engineering

Building Intergenerational Success: How Do We Support Women

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join the Women & Engineering alumnae and student network for a conversation with Dwana Franklin-Davis "Building Intergenerational Success: How do we support women today and women in 50 years?"


Meeting ID: 938 5084 2610 Passcode: 493862
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


McKelvey School of Engineering


Science & Technology

Event Contact

McKelvey Engineering Advancement | engineering.alumni@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Dwana is a visionary, collaborative and compelling executive leading the Tech Coalition with a mission to close the gender gap in tech by doubling the number of Black, Latina and Native American women earning bachelor’s degrees in computing by 2025. Dwana was a featured speaker at the 2020 virtual Grace Hopper Celebration. 

Previously Dwana spent 13 years at Mastercard, where she contributed to innovative, leading-edge efforts as a senior software engineer and as a project lead before ascending to senior leadership roles. She was a founding member of Mastercard's Leveraging Employees of African Descent Business Resource Group. She also acted as the St. Louis Chapter President for the Black Data Processing Associates, which is focused on enabling the upward mobility of African Americans and other underrepresented groups in technology fields.

Dwana holds a bachelor's of science in management from Purdue University. She also earned a master’s of information management, and a certificate in project management from Washington University. 

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