About the Presenter
Dorn Carranza, PhD, MBA is Director, Innovation & Industrial Partnerships for VentureWell. He achieved this with a unique cross-disciplinary background and specialties including innovation processes, ecosystems, policy and programs management. He has deep innovation strategy and operational experience in a broad base of science & engineering-based industries, and local and regional innovation ecosystems.
He is currently interested in the development of effective programs, culture, and collaborations that systematize the innovation process, as well as, metrics and mechanisms that accelerate the growth of innovation capacity in the USA and boost more innovation-driven entrepreneurship and startups.
Dorn’s passion is in enabling innovators around the world to realize their untapped potential. He is a national advocate for diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation of people of color in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and the innovation economy. Dorn has been a thought partner with SHPE in the development of the Tech and Innovation Conference at the National Convention.
As a member of SHPE, you’ve already revealed who you are— motivated, hard-working, committed. Now it’s time to show what you can be, to show what distinguishes you from the many qualified individuals looking to make it in today’s economy. This program will help you identify that special something—that X-factor—and use it to excel as a student, a professional, and leader. In monthly webinars, our subject matter experts will cover topics ranging from how to ace an interview to navigating the impact of cultural norms on communication and the role of gender and age in the workplace. Though designed with our student members in mind, latinXfactor™ is open and beneficial to all professionals, those that are up-and-coming and those looking to make a change. The monthly webinars are at no cost to you and are an hour long. Although, the format is lecture-based, we have carved out time for questions and answers. Mark your calendar now for 8pm ET/5pm PT on the last Wednesday of every month as we continue to offer expert advice on relevant topics.