LOCATION: , Texas DATE: March, 12, 2016 -- SXSW trip with Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Michelle K. Lee. CREDIT: Laura Larrimore/USPTO

“New Face, New Pace”

  Recently, I had the honor to give opening remarks for the Featured SXSW session titled “New Face, New Pace of Innovation” led by USPTO Director Michelle Lee featuring women entrepreneurs in sectors ranging from biotech, big data, energy and personal health analytics. The text below is an excerpt from my speech.   What comes …

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Ted Women 2015: Momentum

I recently returned from the TED Women 2015 Momentum conference in Monterey, California. In my view, the most striking theme of TED Women, was not “momentum,” but rather, the implicit and recurring demonstration of empathy. Having attended every TED Women event to date (and having hosted one at Google a few years ago), I can say with …

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Video Advertising and Women

As a mid-20s female growing up in the United States, print and video advertising has been an ever-present part of daily life. It’s not something that anyone questions, and the content is almost subconsciously absorbed; as we accept images, depictions, and scenes that we’ve seen a hundred times—whether the message is positive or negative towards …