St. Kitts’ Dr. Almesha Richardson-Campbell Inspires at UK Women In Innovation Network Conference

Dr. Almesha Richardson-Campbell, an esteemed figure in innovation and research translation, took center stage as the keynote speaker for the UK Women Innovators Network (UKWIN) conference held at the University of Kentucky. Hosted by the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC), the event focused on empowering women in innovation and leveraging tech transfer and entrepreneurial resources for commercialization.

With a theme of “Empowering Women: Leveraging Tech Transfer & Entrepreneurial Resources for Innovation Commercialization,” the conference aimed to increase female participation in innovation and foster collaboration among women in the field. OTC Director Taunya Phillips highlighted the importance of celebrating the strength, creativity, and leadership of women driving change in innovation.

Dr. Richardson-Campbell, Assistant Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Jackson State University, shared insights from her extensive experience in designing and managing programs to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities in innovation and entrepreneurship. Her impactful contributions to research translation and inclusion have earned her recognition both nationally and internationally.

Hailing from Newton Ground in St. Kitts, Dr. Richardson-Campbell’s dedication to her community extends beyond her professional endeavors. She launched a scholarship program at Newton Ground Primary School, offering opportunities for aspiring students with a passion for technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, or public policy.

Dr. Richardson-Campbell’s keynote address not only inspired attendees at the UKWIN conference but also served as a testament to the power of innovation and collaboration in driving positive change, both locally and globally.

Dr. Campbell was the featured speaker at Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris’ Independence Anniversary Prime Minister’s Lecture in 2021 .

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