Woman Inventor – Josephine Cochran

If you’re like most people, washing dishes is a chore. Okay, maybe it’s just me. But back in 1886 a woman inventor named Josephine Cochran thought the same thing. Technically Joel Houghton patented a dish washing machine, but it was a wooden machine that...
Women Inventors – Tabitha Babbitt

Women Inventors – Tabitha Babbitt

I’ve heard too many times that women inventors tend to invent “girlie” things. Sometimes that might be true, but not always. Take the case of the shy and quiet inventor Tabitha Babbitt, who invented the circular saw, which is certainly far from being...
The Invention of Barbie

The Invention of Barbie

Ruth Handler’s claim to fame as a woman inventor and woman innovator is that she invented the Barbie Doll. But Ruth’s resume and the invention of Barbie was much bigger than that. She started off in 1945 as the co-founder of the toy company Mattel, which...
A Week of Creativity and Innovation

A Week of Creativity and Innovation

Every year fifty countries around the world take one week to celebrate world creativity and innovation week. This takes place between April 15th through April 21st in communities and organizations who want to think differently.   World creativity and innovation...