Woman With The Most Patents – Lisa DeLuca, IBM

“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.

“Ecosystem of Social Good” – Rachel Hutchisson, Blackbaud

“This idea of ‘voice and choice’ is, ask me what I think and then listen to what I have to say and then give me a choice as to how I can participate. Don’t forget that I’m an individual…That’s a really big trend.”
Rachel Hutchisson on Green Connections Radio
Do you volunteer at a nonprofit, or donate to one? Does your employer even know what causes align with you?  More and more employers are realizing that it’s important to offer ways their employees can give back. Listen to Rachel Hutchisson of Blackbaud describe how to create “an ecosystem of social good” for employees tailored to your team, in this enlightening interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

Gov’t Technologies for Private Sector, Grants – Marti Elder, TechLink Centers

Thousands of technologies invented by the brilliant talent in the U.S. Defense Department is available for the private sector to license, including cool new energy innovations. You can bring them to market! Listen to Marti Elder of TechLink Centers on with host Joan Michelson talk about cool new technologies available and the process for licensing… Continue reading Gov’t Technologies for Private Sector, Grants – Marti Elder, TechLink Centers

Democratizing Energy, Innovation & STEM Careers – Dr. Sophie Vandebroek, CTO of Xerox

Listen to this fascinating discussion with one of the world’s foremost business leaders and innovators, Dr. Sophie Vandebroek, Chief Technology Officer of Xerox, talk about “democratizing energy,” and driving innovation in large organizations. (Note: She went on to be COO of IBM Research and now is at MIT leading an innovation group. This was recorded… Continue reading Democratizing Energy, Innovation & STEM Careers – Dr. Sophie Vandebroek, CTO of Xerox

“Ecosystem of Social Good” – Rachel Hutchisson, Blackbaud

“This idea of ‘voice and choice’ is, ask me what I think and then listen to what I have to say and then give me a choice as to how I can participate. Don’t forget that I’m an individual…That’s a really big trend.”
Rachel Hutchisson on Green Connections Radio
Do you volunteer at a nonprofit, or donate to one? Does your employer even know what causes align with you?  More and more employers are realizing that it’s important to offer ways their employees can give back. Listen to Rachel Hutchisson of Blackbaud describe how to create “an ecosystem of social good” for employees tailored to your team, in this enlightening interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

Is AI Biased Against Women? Miriam Vogel, of Equal-AI

Miriam Vogel

Listen closely the next time you get directions on your smartphone or order Alexa to do something. Did you notice that the voices of personal digital assistants like GPS systems, Siri and Alexa are female? Why is that? Especially when the sophisticated problem-solving technologies like IBM Watson and Microsoft’s Einstein are named after men. That’s what a recent UN study found. But does that mean AI is biased against women?

Innovating with Purpose – Rainia Washington, VP of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Lockheed Martin

Leveraging Culture to Drive Performance and Innovation. “How do we innovate for the future?…Do we have the right talent to compete tomorrow? Are we thinking about technology and innovation from the right perspective?” Everybody talks about how innovation is crucial to success over the long term. But how do you do it? How do you stay abreast of changing technologies and market needs, while maintaining performance standards? Listen to Rainia Washington, Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Lockheed Martin – one of the most innovative and high-regarded companies in the world — in this engaging interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

Reducing the Climate Impact of Buildings & Trucks – Maria Blase, Ingersoll Rand, Trane, Thermo King

“(Your career) doesn’t have to look a certain way, it doesn’t have to look like the traditional career..” Maria Blase on Green Connections Radio   Transportation and buildings are the two largest energy consumers and they’re changing every day. Listen to Maria Blase, President of Ingersoll Rand’s Trane HVAC and Transport business for Latin America… Continue reading Reducing the Climate Impact of Buildings & Trucks – Maria Blase, Ingersoll Rand, Trane, Thermo King

Tech Entrepreneur Funding – Anna Brady-Estevez, NSF, SBIR Grant Program Director, National Science Foundation

Maybe you have a great idea or new app you developed that you’re itching to bring to life. Maybe you have a friend who does… Or, maybe you’re an entrepreneur who is running out of funds and fears not being able to continue. If this rings a bell, listen up. This podcast provides vital information about a federal grant program you can apply for. There’s no guarantee you’ll be approved, but you certainly won’t get it if you do not apply. It’s called the Small Business Innovation Research – or SBIR – grants (or STTRs). About half a dozen federal agencies offer them, all with different criteria. The SBIR program we’re talking about today is from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and has an open agenda, focused on the potential of the technology to make a big positive societal impact if it succeeds.