Science Club for Girls is delighted to honor Ms. Luba Greenwood with the 2014 Catalyst Awards, for her role as an avid advocate for women in science , and mentoring of women and students in science, technology, entrepreneurship, law, and finance.
Ms. Greenwood is the Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Pronutria. Ms. Greenwood is a business leader with deep industry experience and expertise in mergers & acquisitions and strategic partnerships in the field of science and technology, ranging from billion-dollar deals to small strategic alliances. Ms. Greenwood is also an expert in emerging markets and in particular Asia, Russia, India, Latin America, and Eurasia. Prior to this role, Ms. Greenwood served as a Senior Mergers & Acquisition Counsel at Pfizer. Prior to Pfizer, Ms. Greenwood practiced intellectual property and securities law at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.
Ms. Greenwood serves as a strategic adviser to early-stage science and technology companies through Mediatech. She is also an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Management on Business Law and Boston University Law School on the Life Sciences. Her main objective is to be a mentor to female students and encourage them to pursue a career in the sciences and technology.
Luba Greenwood has been an advocate for women led companies and women on company boards. She has been a mentor for the MIT $100K entrepreneurship competition, focusing on helping women entrepreneurs in the high technology and science space. Ms. Greenwood has also been a judge for MassChallenge and the Young Entrepreneurs Initiative, advancing companies spearheaded by women.
Her favorite and most involved experience was mentoring a non-profit, Saathipads Project, which is an organization that manufactures and distributes pads for girls in rural India. While at WilmerHale, she has represented battered women and women facing sexual harassment at work, on a pro bono basis. She has also mentored young women associates. She has been an active member of the Russian Rule of Law Consortium, an organization that educates Russian judges and law enforcement officials about the rule of law. She has worked on a project to educate the Russian authorities about domestic violence and the laws and procedures that should be put in place.
She is passionate about supporting women and is currently co-producing a documentary by an Oscar-winning documentary film maker about working women and mothers in the sciences and finance industry. The documentary is aimed to inspire women not to drop out of the work force or the STEM fields.
She obtained her undergraduate degrees in biology and economics from Brandeis University, and her J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law.
Please join us at the Awards Celebration and Benefit on October 27 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET at the Newton Marriott. Details about the event including ticket and sponsorship information and sponsors can be found at http://scienceclubforgirls.org/catalyst-awards-2014. The event is open to the public. Proceeds benefits SCFG’s free, hands-on programs for over 1,000 girls in eastern Massachusetts.