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Join Me for Coffee with Cynthia Cai, Ph.D.; MBA; M. Eng.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MASS AWIS is offering an opportunity to make professional connections across a variety of career paths. ‘Join Me for Coffee’ gives a chance to meet with a STEM professional for 1 hour online. Participants will not only learn about that person’s career but also establish a new professional connection. These events are a great opportunity for participants to practice networking in an intimate setting, a skill that helps open doors to meaningful careers in STEM. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

The upcoming ‘Join Me for Coffee’ event series will feature Dr. Cynthia Cai. If you would like to participate in this ‘Join Me for Coffee’ event, first complete the event application form. A committee will then review all applications and select 4-6 participants for each event. Selected applicants will be notified by email at least one week prior to the event. Upon selection notification, you will be required to formally register for the event and pay the registration fee via our secure website. Selected applicants who fail to complete a registration on time forfeit the opportunity to participate.

Cynthia Cai, Ph.D.; MBA; M. Eng.

President, Tharton Consulting
Venture Partner, Viva BioInnovator
Senior Advisor, Northern Light Venture Capital

Dr. Cynthia Cai is an executive and investor with over twenty-five years of experience in the healthcare and life science industry. International experience in sales, marketing, business development, equity investment, and board membership. In-depth understanding of global biotech and life science business, widely recognized as having a unique ability to bridge collaborations between technology and business, between the west and east cultures.

Currently, Dr. Cai is an investor targeting early-stage opportunities for innovation and disruptive technology in the healthcare field. Before that, Dr. Cai had over 20 years of experience in leadership positions with one of the world’s most respected life science companies. As senior director of marketing in Agilent Technologies, she was responsible for its billion-dollar Chromatography, Automation, and Mass Spec. business. As business development and product marketing manager, Dr. Cai was involved in multiple acquisitions and divestitures, led a $500+ million-dollar flagship product development and its global commercialization, also led the company’s first full IVD registration.

Dr. Cai earned a B.A. and Master of Engineering from Tsinghua University, received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, and an MBA from The Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania. She serves as a member of the board of F5 Therapeutics, Arthrosi Therapeutics. Dr. Cai had been a regular speaker at healthcare investment conferences such as BIO; RESI; China Focus at J.P. Morgan, SAPA Annual Conference, and Wharton China Business Forum.

Application deadline: February 22nd, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

Registration fee (upon acceptance): Free for MASS AWIS members; $5 for non-MASS AWIS members

Apply here.

Join Me for Coffee with Cynthia Cai, Ph.D.; MBA; M. Eng.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Virtual Event

MASS AWIS is the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association for Women in Sciences. Our mission is to support women in all scientific fields and to achieve equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Our events and membership are open for the public regardless of their gender, professional background, or career level.