Inventor of Coston Flares

Inventor of Coston Flares

Inventor of Coston Flares If inventors know one thing it’s how to make lemons out of lemonade. History is full of stories about inventors who have succeeded despite failure and tragedy. The inventor of Coston Flares Martha Coston dealt with both.   She...
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...
Home Security Inventor Marie Van Brittan Brown

Home Security Inventor Marie Van Brittan Brown

Home Security Inventor In keeping with Women’s History Month, I wanted to highlight women inventors who exemplify the phrase “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”. Marie Van Brittan Brown is one of those inventors.   Marie was a nurse who...
Woman Inventor – Margaret Knight

Woman Inventor – Margaret Knight

I’ll never forget the day I got a call from someone who was shocked that a woman had invented the wrist water bottle. We should be so far beyond that in our society, but the fact that fewer than 15% of all patents are issued to women proves that we still have a...