Robin Hamilton is Founder and Principal Consultant at Boston Business Operations. With over 15 years of experience and a Master’s degree in Project Management, she brings her expertise in strategy planning, preparation and execution to clients. Robin’s commitment to excellence in business has been proven through decades of analyzing operations and executing changes that save time and money while maximizing assets and fostering growth.
Before founding Boston Business Operations, Robin spent years solving problems for her own employers. From creating policies and strategies that streamlined operations, to analyzing revenue streams and implementing hiring procedures, Robin’s impact resulted in smoother operations, higher marketplace visibility and improved profit margins. Robin received her M.S. in Project Management and a B.S. in Leadership from Northeastern University. Robin enjoys reading up on history and keeping up with current events. She also loves checking out the great outdoors, going on scenic road trips, looking at rivers, streams and rock formations.
Brandy Houser, Ph.D is a co-founder of Women Accelerators (de la Femme). She is also the New York and New Jersey site-head for Celdara Medical, which builds academic and early-stage innovations into high-potential medical companies. Previously, she worked at Brandon Capital Partners as an Investment Associate and Partners HealthCare, where she focused on the development and commercialization of life-science technologies.
She enjoys triathlon, skiing, traveling, and drinking excessive amounts of coffee. Brandy received her PhD in Immunology from Harvard University and her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Rutgers University.
Melissa Hunter-Ensor, PhD is Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Melissa counsels clients in strategic patent portfolio development, licensing, and collaboration agreements. Melissa has experience advising clients and providing legal opinions regarding patentability, freedom-to-operate, validity and infringement. She also assists venture capital firms and other investors in assessing the IP risks of target investments and conducts IP patent and licensing due diligence in connection with life science technology transactions.
Before becoming a lawyer, she earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania and her thesis research resulted in a first author paper in Cell. She followed this accomplishment with a four-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology laboratory of Nobel laureate H. Robert Horvitz where she was a Jane Coffin Childs fellow.
Sze Ng, PhD: Sze (pronounced Sue) is a co-founder of Women Accelerators (de la Femme). She is currently a Scientific Investigator at GSK, working on drug discovery and development. Previously, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard, where she studied regulatory T cells in the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis.
When not in the laboratory, she is deeply committed to science outreach and affecting social change. She also has a passion for food, travel, and learning new things. Sze has a PhD in Biochemistry from Harvard University and dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Physiology from Michigan State University.
Miriam Margala, PhD: In both, her academic and professional careers, Miriam’s interest has always focused on gender equality. What started off as research of gendered and androcentric language use and communication, soon developed into practical involvement with and passion for helping women to achieve equality. She holds a dual PhD in English and Linguistics (University of Rochester) where one area of her expertise is communication and gender. Miriam has presented and published on the topic nationally and internationally.
Miriam teaches at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. She also works in the areas of art and literature both in the US and Europe and through her work continues to research and be actively involved with gender issues as they relate to professional, social and cultural aspects of communication.
In her free time, Miriam enjoys singing – any genre – and performing with her chorus. Wherever she finds herself, she looks for galleries, museums, theatres and performance places to visit. Miriam enjoys a good power walk, especially very early in the morning when it’s accompanied by a beautiful sunrise.
Susu Wong, MBA: Susu is a co-founder of Women Accelerators, formerly de la Femme, and also the founder of Tomo360, a online marketing company focusing on helping small- to medium-sized businesses to promote their business. She is also an adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a speaker for local business workshops.
She is passionate about helping women to succeed in business, the boardroom or wherever their career paths lead them. Before starting Tomo360, she has worked in a variety of fields, including Fortune 500, healthcare, universities, and technology transfer.
Susu received her MBA with a focus in Management in Information Technology from Lesley University and a Bachelor of Arts from Magdalen College. She enjoys participating in triathlons, snowboarding, swimming, and biking. She enjoys cooking and tasting the different ethnic food, and love to drink coffee.