She Persists.

September 26, 2017
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Greatbatch Pavilion, Darwin Martin House, Buffalo, NY

As part of our 20th anniversary celebration, the UB Gender Institute hosted an all-day symposium, entitled “She Persists,” at the Greatbatch Pavilion at the Darwin Martin House. The Symposium first honored the accomplishments of major women in Buffalo’s past and then turned to prominent women in the Buffalo community today.

Session 1: Women Innovators of the Guilded Age

Symposium Introduction


Carrie Bramen, Director of the UB Gender Institute

Session 1 Part 1

She Persists video

Despina Stratigakos, UB Professor of Architecture

Session 1 Part 2

Session 1 Part 2

Kelly Hayes McAlonie, Director of the UB Capital Planning Group

Session 2: Women Innovators Today

Intro to the Panel

Introduction to the Panel

Teresa Miller, UB Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence, moderator

Session 2 Part 1

Norma Nowak

Dr. Norma Nowak, Director, New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences

Session 2 Part 2

Joan Bozer

Joan Bozer, Erie County lawmaker and environmentalist

Session 2 Part 3

Rahwa Ghirmatzion

Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Deputy Director of PUSH/Buffalo

Session 2 Part 4

Bernice Radle

Bernice Radle, owner of Buffalove Development and member of the City of Buffalo’s Zoning Board of Appeals

Session 2 Q & A

session 2 Q and a

Question and Answer with introduction by Teresa Miller, moderator

Session 2 Q & A Audience Response

Q and A

The audience responds to the panelists.