Women

Hollywood, Health and Society (HHS)- PT. 1: Turning TV and films into tools for change

The best session I attended at World Future Society was called “Conscious Evolution”.  The overall theme was leveraging the arts and broadcast media to create positive change in society.  Who knew? One of the panelists was Sandra de Castro Buffington, Director of Hollywood Health & Society program at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center.  A Read the full article…





What I did in my “spare”(!) time…

The last several weeks I’ve been totally immersed in helping organize TEDxBayArea TEDWomen (designed to coincide with the first global TEDWomen event in Wash, DC).  We had about 150 attendees plus an unknown number watching the livestream.  Breaks were filled with energized conversations about all manner of topics.  It was an exciting day. Like the Read the full article…



“Investing in Iteration Immensely Improves Innovation”

Wise words from Randy Komisar in closing last night’s VLAB session at Stanford in response to a request to provide a lesson on innovation in 6 words It aptly summed up the entire session of “Entrepreneurs Uncensored”.   It’s better to test early and often, quickly discovering what won’t work, correcting and improving upon what will.  Read the full article…


No, it’s not the “end of men” …..

There have been several provocative articles lately around gender issues. For example, Atlantic Monthly’s “The End of Men“, The Shriver report “A Woman’s Nation“, or Newsweek’s “Women Will Rule the World.”   Needless to say, the titles are designed to get a rise from readers – and they do.  That’s a different issue.  What struck me, Read the full article…


Confidence and the Brain

Back in the 70’s, the only identified biological difference in cognitive ability between men and women was spatial visualization.  That is, in general, males are better at mentally manipulating  two-and three-dimensional figures. We also knew that the corpus callosum that connects the 2 halves of the brain is thicker in females than males meaning the Read the full article…


What are Innovators made of? Not sugar & spice…

Lately, I’ve been digging through data and interviews related to the book on Gender and Innovation that I’m working on with Jacqueline Byrd.  The bulk of the data comes from 10,000+ respondents to Creatrix, an instrument created by Jacqueline.  As for interviews,  so far we’ve completed 20 (12 women and 8 men).  As unique and Read the full article…