Womennovation





Marissa Mayer Leaves Google to Become CEO of Yahoo!

It’s great news that’s being written about in all major business publications:  Marissa Mayer, the first female engineer at Google and a very well known and respected executive of that company- is the latest CEO at Yahoo!  It’s exciting on so many levels. The press has been overall favorable about the choice.  Known for being Read the full article…


Who is looking at gender and innovation? And where are they located?

I am interested in women and innovation, particularly the intersection of the two.  [I’m interviewing male and female innovators for my book on womennovation].  I’ve been surprised by how little research there has been on the topic-and how most of that has been done  outside the US. Europe in general, Scandanavia in particular, is doing Read the full article…


True or false? Behind every great [married] woman is a great man

Sheryl Sandberg, speaking at a conference, said the advice she often gives women is,  “The most important career choice you’ll make is who you marry.”  Based on my experience, she’s right and still, I feel a bit of a twinge of disappointment (resentment?) that comes from the awareness that you won’t hear a man saying the most Read the full article…




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…