The Woman Inventor That Saved the Cotton Industry

The Woman Inventor That Saved the Cotton Industry

Woman Inventor in the Cotton Industry One reason only a fraction of patent holders are women is because women simply aren’t encouraged to invent. That wasn’t the case with Ruth Benerito, who was surrounded by encouragement in her formative years, which was...

How Humor Affects Creativity

As a creativity keynote speaker I love seeing audience members jump up on stage and get out of their comfort zone with improv. Not that it’s easy to get them to do that. But once they find out how much fun it is, their creativity is unleashed. Because creativity...
The Surprising Reason for Lack of Women Inventors

The Surprising Reason for Lack of Women Inventors

At a recent innovation keynote speech I gave to Fortune 500 women executives, sponsored by Cognizant Technology Solutions, we examined some of the reasons fewer than 15 percent of all patents in the world are secured by women inventors. This isn’t patents held...