Location: North Lobby | 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Everyone wants to manage their own life, but few know this secret: Owning it is far better! When you're simply managing your life you are focused on productivity goals set by others. However, when you're owning it you define greater impact goals for yourself. In this workshop, Dr. Angelique Johnson will highlight the differences between leaders with an owner mentality versus a manager mentality. She will reveal how individuals can view their purpose in life as a startup and become the founder of their legacy. Entrepreneurship is not just for business owners. Build your internal visions from the ground up, and become a true "Interpreneur".
Dr. Angelique Johnson is CEO/founder of MEMStim LLC, a company that produces implantable electronics to treat neurological disorders. With a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, her work on neural implants has resulted in several national and international patents, funding from the NSF and NIH, and a feature on the cover of Hearing Research. As an expert in Lean Startup Methodology, Dr. Johnson has educated several founders on how to build successful companies. She is an authority on innovation and entrepreneurship. Dr. Johnson has delivered a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill, served as a speaker for the eighth district of the Federal Reserve, and delivered several international talks. Holding a title as one of the top 20 entrepreneurs to come out of the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurship, she has been featured on NBC Universal, National Public Radio, The Root news site, Louisville Insider, Business First, and other media outlets.
Passionate about people as well as entrepreneurship, Dr. Johnson has led numerous outreach programs to promote tech-entrepreneurship careers to underrepresented minorities and women. One such program involved her traveling to Abu Dhabi to increase opportunities in STEM for Middle Eastern and North African Women. She is a founding member of MedTech Color, an organization purposed to increase leaders of color in the Medical Technologies space, and CEO/Founder of Vissionaireum, an organization that promotes, trains and equips underrepresented entrepreneurs.