“All great ideas stem from a really good problem. There’s problems all around us….The really good problems are the ones you’re hearing about consistently….and hearing those problems and starting to think about, ‘how can I solve this in a way that nobody else has thought of before?’ or, we can take it a step further. That’s where the great ideas come from.” Lisa DeLuca on Green Connections Radio podcast. We hear about people coming up with great new businesses or products or technologies all the time, but we don’t often find out how they did so. Today you will. Listen to IBM’s most prolific female inventor, Lisa DeLuca, with about 500 patents already and 250 more pending. Lisa talks about where she gets her ideas, what happens to them, hos she decides which ones to file patents on and more in this truly engaging and entertaining interview with Joan Michelson on Green Connections Radio podcast.
“Innovation is …the heartbeat of the company, and as we strive for increasing diversity and inclusion, at the heart of that is… Because when doing so, it actually brings forth the best ideas, the best results, and just a higher level of creativity and solving problems.” Barbara Whye, CDO of Intel on Electric Ladies Podcast… Continue reading New Apple Diversity Chief! – Barbara Whye, formerly CDO at Intel
“It’s a network gap…Every board has its own ecosystem.” Jocelyn Mangan on Green Connections Radio podcastWomen still make up only 26.1% of corporate boards, despite clear evidence that companies with more women on the board perform better on all metrics, including financially. So, if you want to figure out how to grab one of those coveted seats, it’s important to get prepared, network, especially with men and make it known. Listen to this fascinating interview with Jocelyn Mangan to find out how.
“If you have a strong need for something, you need to do things to satisfy that need, you will go out of your way to fulfill those needs. …(Since) work is a big part of your day,” it’s natural to want your work to satisfy your strong needs. With women still only 7.4% of the… Continue reading What Motivates Women To Be Leaders? – Maggi Reiss, IDS Publishing
What do we need to know to recruit, retain and promote innovative talent? What do we need to look for in a potential employer if we ARE innovative talent? Listen to Barbara Whye, Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Intel — one of the most innovative and high-regarded companies in the world — in this engaging interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.
“Men, perfectly good guys, really don’t know what the issues are, who we as women are unintentionally demonizing, and who, if we brought them into the conversation could be part of the solution.” Joann Lipman Diversity is a business and innovation imperative, and studies show the financial crisis was caused by groupthink and too much… Continue reading Men & Women & Innovation – Joanne Lipman, Fmr WSJ, Gannett Top Executive
“There’s a lot more pressure on companies to reveal their statistics…give us the number…a lot more expectation from employees, from clients, from investors to see that level of granularity.”
Patsy Doerr on Green Connections Radio. How do the bolder positions on social and environmental issues that many companies are taking affect their financial performance? What difference can we as individuals make? Listen to Patsy Doerr, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Inclusion at Thomson Reuters and Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s candid, engaging conversation about “tipping point” we are at where social impact meets 70% of financial power. They talk about the impact of transparency and corporate activism on the bottom line and how we can use ESG metrics to find out what the company is really doing. What can we do with that information?
“It would be a mistake to think that computer scientists only need to know how to code, because…ethics and privacy issues are so important. (Therefore) understanding a little bit about history and humanity will be really important as we move into these new technologies” such as artificial intelligence. Mary Snapp We walk into meetings or… Continue reading Diversity Tactics Drive Microsoft Innovation – Mary Snap, Microsoft Philanthropies CEO
“These women have had networks and support structures and other kinds of community support that helped them get there in spite of an uphill battle….For men, the narrative is that they made it on their own. We downplay the role that mentorship played in (men’s) making their way into a leadership role.” Heather Metcalf “Research… Continue reading How to Get More Women STEM Leaders – Heather Metcalf, Assn. of Women in Science
“There are environmental issues that are very important to people on a local level…(but they are) being covered (by the local news media) based on everyday issues in local communities… because it affects tourism, it affects the economy, it affects a lot of things, not to mention the places that we live…(and) because it affects… Continue reading The Press, Climate & Diversity – Wanda Lloyd, Author, ‘Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism,’ Former News Executive