Debbie Saunders

"Innovation expands the realm of possibility and enables creative solutions to the world’s problems."

Each Wednesday we interview women in our community about innovation and what drives them to make a difference in their industries everyday!

What are you currently working on?
Taking our ‘Wildlife Drones’ business to the next level now that we have secured some fantastic early adopter customers!  This includes seeking investment to expand our great team and fast track the translation of our proven technology into our first commercial radio-tracking drone system.

Why is innovation important to you?
Innovation expands the realm of possibility and enables creative solutions to the world’s problems. Without innovation there is stagnation.

What drives you to make a difference?
Making a positive difference in the world creates a fulfilling and purposeful life. As Jane Goodall says “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make”.

Do you have any advice for getting more women into the innovation ecosystem? 
Do customer interviews with a wide diversity of women to find out what works for them and what it would take to get them involved in the innovation ecosystem.
Provide part-time accelerators and incubators. Women are disproportionately over-represented within the part-time work force and need opportunities that account for this.
Empower women to recognise their strengths and believe in their ideas then support them financially and socially.

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