March Chapter Meeting: Celebrating Women's History Month: Building Ethical and Inclusive AI Futures - Panel Discussion

Power Skills



AI Ethics went from obscurity to a trending topic seemingly overnight. In this insightful discussion, you will hear about women’s vital contributions to this emerging field, gain a deeper understanding of AI’s impact on women, learn why women’s participation is crucial for responsible design and development of AI, and explore solutions for greater representation of women in AI.

Panelists: Mia Shah-Dand and Marianna B. Ganapini
Moderator: Diane Chan


About Our Panelists:
Mia Shah-Dand is a social entrepreneur, technologist, and educator who advises large organizations on the responsible adoption of new and emerging technologies. Mia is known for her leadership and advocacy for gender equality, equity, and inclusion of diverse ethical perspectives in the AI space. She is the CEO of Lighthouse3 tech advisory group, founder of Women in AI Ethics™, and creator of the “100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics™” list. Mia is also on the Carnegie Council’s Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative Board of Advisors and Anita Borg Social Impact Abie Award Selection Committee. Her work has been featured in Forbes, BBC, and Politico.

Marianna B. Ganapini is an associate professor of philosophy at Union College. She has numerous prestigious publications and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Notre Dame-IBM Tech Ethics Lab. For the last three years, she has been collaborating with IBM research on the project Thinking Fast and Slow, analyzing the role of metacognition in improving performance in AI systems. She is also the co-founder and CEO of LogicaNow, a boutique firm specializing in Responsible AI and Ethical consulting.

About Our Moderator:
Diane Chan is a Certified Project Management Professional, Certified Scrum Master and Certified SAFE6 and an award winning Technology Manager. She received 2022 Yahoo! Finance HERoes Women Role Model Award.  At BNY Mellon, Diane is Director of Treasury and Chief Investment Officer, Engineering and an Agile Champion.  Diane works closely with leaders across BNYMellon to develop strategic technology integrations which would improve efficiencies with the global trading infrastructure for both vendors and in-house developed systems. She serves on the Board of PMINYC and VP of Outreach.


Meeting Agenda

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM: Refreshments & Networking

6:15 PM - 6:30 PM: Chapter Notes

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM: Panel Discussion

7:15 PM - 7:30 PM: Q & A

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM: Networking

8:45 PM - 9:00 PM: Meeting Adjourns


PMINYC will report 1.0 (one) PDU under the POWER SKILLS category for credentialed chapter members.

Venue Notes

Arlo Hotel - Soho
Address: 231 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 342- 7000


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Type of category: Chapter Meetings

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: March 27th, 2024

Hour: 5:30PM to 9:00PM

Registration close date: March 25th, 2024 at 4:30PM

# of PDUs: 1


Members: USD$45.00

Non members and Guests: USD$55.00