Panel Speaker: Shareholder Erin Dunston
Wednesday, June 14, 4:20 PM
Shareholder Erin Dunston, Gingko Bioworks General Counsel Shelby Walker, Microsoft Senior Attorney Pamela Hiatt, and Gilead Sciences Associate IP General Counsel Gretchen Stroud will lead the panel, Who is My Mentor and Developing a Sponsor.
Having a mentor is great but it may not be realistic in IP as you can’t ask a peer at a rival company if you just made a mistake. However, in order to progress your career you must find sponsors to learn and help you develop. So where can you find mentorship? What people and experience should you seek? How to be seen and heard so the quality of your work can be judged on its own merit?
This panel will examine:
-The value of good mentorship
-No mentor – where to seek guidance
-Sponsorship and its importance
-Creating your own meritocracy