Mercy Health Physician Alaba Robinson, MD is Keynote Speaker at Winton Woods City Schools' Second Annual Women's STEM Summit

(CINCINNATI; March 14, 2014) – Mercy Health, which provides advanced, compassionate quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that internal medicine and pediatric specialist Alaba Robinson, MD, who practices from Forest Park Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, is the keynote speaker at a very special event for 100 young women in grades nine through 12 - Winton Woods City Schools’ Second Annual Women’s STEM Summit.

“I like to think that as the first physician in my family, as an African American physician and as a woman, I am living proof that with hard work, diligence and faith in God, you can be whatever you dream of being,” says Dr. Robinson.

As keynote speaker, Dr. Robinson will share information about her career, including the skills she needs for her job and the coursework she completed to qualify as a physician. Dr. Robinson will also discuss obstacles she’s overcome to succeed and provide advice on how young women can best present themselves to secure employment opportunities.

Winton Woods City Schools designed this one-day conference, which takes place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, for young women from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - STEM for short.

The second annual Women’s STEM Summit gives these students the opportunity to talk with professional women who have excelled in math, science, engineering and technology careers, meet with representatives from various businesses, colleges and universities and hear from noted guest speakers. This day will give the participants exposure to many educational opportunities, as well as non-traditional careers. The district invites parents of the students to attend so that they can learn how to support their daughters’ interests in math, science, engineering and/or technology.