An In-Person Evening for Women Leaders in IP, Presented by Wolf Greenfield
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
  • Woods Hill Pier 4 | 300 Pier 4 Blvd., Boston, MA 02210, USA
  • Please join us for a special event for women leaders in intellectual property, where guests will have the opportunity to listen to colleagues and share experiences, challenges, and initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the industry, our respective organizations, and our personal lives.

    Following an interactive panel discussion, stick around and continue the conversation during a reception featuring women-owned wines, creative mocktails, and flavorful and sustainably sourced hors d’oeuvres from woman-owned Woods Hill Pier 4. This event will provide the opportunity to hear directly from and engage in conversation with a variety of women leaders in IP around diversity, equity, and inclusion topics.

    Registration will take place through Wolf Greenfield. Register here.


    DATE | Wednesday, March 13

    TIME | 6:00-10:00 PM ET

    EVENT TYPE | In-Person Interactive Panel Discussion + Networking Reception

    LOCATION | Woods Hill Pier 4: 300 Pier 4 Blvd, Boston, MA

    VENUE | Woods Hill Pier 4 is in the Boston Seaport District with magnificent harbor views. Owner Kristin Canty and Chef Charlie Foster bring their passions of food, family farms, and sustainable sourcing to Pier 4. Working in tandem with The Farm at Woods Hill located in Bath, NH – and other small local purveyors, Kristin and Chef Charlie focus on grass-fed proteins, raw milk cheeses, and organic produce in dishes that call upon the best ecologically viable ingredients available.

    SPONSORS | Wolf Greenfield

    REGISTRATION | Space is limited! Register early by visiting Wolf Greenfield.

    QUESTIONS | For any questions about this event, please reach out to Alyssa Champagne at Wolf Greenfield,



    Julianne Zimmerman – Managing Director, Adasina Social Capital

    Julianne Zimmerman is all in on durable, transformative, reparative systems change. In her current role as Managing Director for Adasina Capital, she is on the front lines of social justice investing, drawing on more than 30 years’ experience putting technology and capital to work for the greater good. Previously she served as Managing Director, Reinventure Capital, investing exclusively in US-based companies led and controlled by BIPOC and/or female founders, at breakeven and poised to grow profitably. Prior roles include: Co-Founder (seed-stage investing); VP Communications (utility-scale energy storage); Co-founder and Director of Business Development (biofuel); VP Engineering (water purification); Senior Staff (spaceflight engineering services); and trusted advisor (many). Along the way she and her co-conspirators have catalyzed industry shifts, won awards, and set new standards for performance. Julianne is an active participant in communities advancing racial / social / gender equity, including Racial Justice Investing and Browning the Green Space. She serves as a part-time GP with Malaika Ventures; mentors with MIT VMS, WPI, Majira Project, and others; teaches Innovative Social Enterprises at Tufts; speaks and writes for audiences such as TBLI, Impact Metropolis, EY Winning Women, and the MIT Nuts & Bolts Course; and frequently serves as a reviewer, judge, and connectrix in the US and internationally.

    Julianne earned two SB degrees from MIT (Aero/Astro Engineering and Literature / Humanities), an MS from the University of Maryland (Aerospace Engineering), and an executive certificate in sustainability management from the Presidio Graduate School. She completed the 2021 CRT Summer School program. She served as an EMT in Maryland and in Massachusetts, and was twice a finalist in the NASA astronaut selection process. Julianne is a 2020 Conscious Company World Changing Woman and was named to the 2022 Forbes 50>50.


    Heather DiPietrantonio – Shareholder, Wolf Greenfield

    Heather DiPietrantonio is a shareholder in Wolf Greenfield’s Biotechnology Practice. With a PhD in genetics and just over 15 years of experience in the patent profession, Heather provides clients in the life sciences space with a unique and valuable perspective on intellectual property matters that lie at the intersection of technology and law. Heather strives to cultivate a true partnership with each client and serve as an extension of their team. She leverages her combined business acumen, technical understanding, and legal knowledge to help clients develop and execute on intellectual property strategies that align with their company’s broader goals.

    In addition to her role within Wolf Greenfield’s biotechnology team, Heather is also active in the legal community through organizations like the Boston Intellectual Property Law Association, Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology, and Women in Bio. She has been repeatedly ranked by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers, has been recognized by the IAM Patent 1000 as one of the world’s leading patent professionals, and has been recognized among Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

    Michelle Flores – Vice President, IP Litigation, Moderna

    Michelle Flores is a proven leader with broad-based legal expertise in corporate and commercial transactions, regulatory matters, compliance, intellectual property, litigation, employment, privacy, and records management. Currently serving as the Vice President of IP Litigation at Moderna, Michelle brings a wealth of experience and strategic vision to her role. Prior to joining Moderna, Michelle was VP Head of Legal at Sumitomo Pharma Oncology, where she not only oversaw legal initiatives but also played a pivotal role in shaping and executing the company’s overarching business strategy. Her legal contributions were recognized in 2020 when she was featured in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Top Women in Law 2020.

    Throughout her career, Michelle has demonstrated a commitment to guiding young lawyers. Her dedication to mentorship reflects her belief in the importance of supporting and empowering others in the legal community. Michelle earned her J.D. from University of Colorado, M.S. from The University of Texas at San Antonio, and B.S. from Tufts University.

    Kelly Morgan – Senior Vice President, Head of IP and Legal, Arbor Biotechnologies

    Kelly Morgan is Senior Vice President, Head of IP and Legal at Arbor Biotechnologies, a next-generation gene editing company focused on discovering and developing genomic medicines. Leading Arbor’s legal team, Kelly drives IP strategy for short- and long-term growth. Prior to joining Arbor, Kelly worked with multiple startup companies at Flagship Pioneering to guide development of initial IP, as well as educate and train early team members. Prior to Flagship, Kelly developed legal skills managing key client portfolios at prominent New England law firms. Originally trained as a cancer immunologist, Kelly brings two decades of post-graduate experience, both from the research bench and law firm practices, aiding in opportunistic IP design and legal risk management with proven impact on corporate development.

    As a research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Kelly was the recipient of the National Cancer Institute’s Howard Temin Research Scientist Development Award. Kelly received a J.D. from Suffolk University, and Ph.D. and B.S. from the University of Minnesota. Outside of Arbor, Kelly enjoys capturing and sharing the crazy antics of her pandemic bulldog and geriatric parrot, and traveling to experience new cultures, foods and drink.

    Alana Sharenow, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Keurig Dr. Pepper

    Alana Sharenow is the Vice President, Assistant General Counsel of Keurig Dr Pepper, where she manages the Intellectual Property, Advertising and Food Law group. Alana previously held roles as Senior Director-Legal at Inspire Brands, Inc, the parent company of Dunkin Donuts and Baskin-Robins, and as Senior Counsel at Ocean Spray Cranberries. She earned her JD from Boston University Law School and completed her undergraduate studies at Washington University at St. Louis (History and Economics).

    Alana leads the KDP legal department’s DEI team, and is a member of various company ERGs. She also serves as President of Temple Beth David in Westwood, MA.

    Esther Tetreault – Co-Founder/Co-Owner, Trillium Brewing Company

    Esther Tetreault is the founder of Trillium, a modern New England farmhouse food and beverage group. Since opening in 2013, Trillium has grown from a small brewery to a hospitality icon – now operating five active locations across Boston and Massachusetts, including two full-service restaurants. Most recently, Trillium created their own spirits line and is building a distillery at their Canton flagship location – with spirits crafted from grains and botanicals grown at their farm in Connecticut and other locations. A seasoned entrepreneur, Esther holds an MBA from Bentley’s McCallum School of Business.

    Esther’s strong foundation in business played a pivotal role in propelling Trillium to its current success by strategically guiding its rapid growth and keeping a keen eye on opportunities and changes in the economy and industry. At home, Esther and her family enjoy reading, traveling the world, and baking for any and everyone.