Dr Jaleh Daie has been a trailblazer and pioneer many times over having served as the first woman in several leadership roles. Currently she is Partner at Aurora Equity and founder/chairman of the AgFood Tech the Band of Angels. Her distinguished career spans, academic research, business, government, NGOs and philanthropy. She has served the administration of three Presidents and is a Women in Technology Hall of Famer. She has navigated careers in public and private sectors and has worked/collaborated in eight countries. A true innovator, she is an internationally recognized plant biologist and recipient of numerous awards recognizing her work and advocacy of women in STEM and women on Boards.