Womennovation


Turning lemons into lemonade

Turning lemons into lemonade

  On February 23rd, I was one of about 300 participants at the first Women Transforming Technology conference. The keynote speakers were Arianna Huffington and Mary Lou Jepsen. My initial attraction to the event was the opportunity to see Arianna Huffington in person.  As the opening speaker she was animated, entertaining, and touchingly personal in her comments.  The Read the full article…


Mattel’s Latest ‘Oops I Did It Again’ Barbie Fiasco

Mattel's Latest 'Oops I Did It Again' Barbie Fiasco

There’s an old  saying:  ‘the road to Hell is paved with good intentions’.  I believe Mattel had good intentions when it published Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer.   It just did it completely wrong.  Sadly, the players involved were all women. The author, Susan Marenco, “worked for Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen as a editor and Read the full article…




Quick- Name 3 Women Innovators

Quick- Name 3 Women Innovators

When I challenge audiences to respond, they struggle a while and then usually respond with “Madame Curie”. In Silicon Valley, someone occasionally mentions Grace Hopper. And then- they get stuck. You have probably heard of Watson & Crick- who won the Nobel Prize for discovering the DNA molecule. But did you know that x-ray diffractions Read the full article…