Why is innovation important to you?
The word is full of problems that are hard to solve and aren’t going away. There are more Black Swan, random and unpredictable, events that can’t be anticipated and require us to acknowledge that we cannot solve with the same thinking we used when we created them.
We need new ways of responding and adapting to them, and their impact, when they happen. In a word Innovation.
What drives you to make a difference?
The globalisation of the world economies has also meant the marginalisation of women and girls. And that must change. I’ve spent most of my life and careers trying to effect change on behalf of my gender.
Do you have any advice for getting more women into the innovation ecosystem?
1. No matter what happens in your life: Get Up, Dress Up, Show Up and Never Give Up.
2. Have an internal compass and never let anyone else determine your self-esteem
3. Have Fun – you only live once, live it right and once is enough