Breault Research Organization CEO Kathleen Perkins, cited as one of "five influential women" in the local scientific community, participated in a panel discussion on the topic of encouraging future female leaders in science and technology. The event was hosted by the Arizona Technology Council, and the University of Arizona's Bio5 Institute. The latter creates science, education and industry partnerships in the disciplines of agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science and engineering. Copyright Arizona Daily Star, Oct. 1, 2007. All rights reserved.