Earlier this year I was invited to speak on a panel about Women in Design Thinking hosted by Capgemini, a global leader in business consulting. Moderated by Krystianne Avedian, an executive at Capgemini, the panel ranged from Kimberly Hicks, vice president of digital media at Disney, to Jennifer Walk, director at Southern California Gas Company. Although we come from different industries and backgrounds, we are all design thinkers. We are open-minded and not afraid to experiment to achieve innovation. It has reinforced my conviction that design thinking can apply to everyone and even to real-world problems.
It's defintely time. Even though ever so gradual, I do see changes in terms of women who lead. This is promising and I want to do my part to help encourage more women to aspire to lead.
Sharing what I've learned in my career to inspire passion.
I had an amazing time speaking to a class at Talent Path, a Division of Genuent. This group of REACT developers were either straight out of college or changing career paths. After my speech was over, I stayed behind to chat with a few students and one of the students waited over an hour for me to finish chatting just to let me know how much I inspired him. It was this one student and all the heartwarming shout outs on Linkedin that reinforced my desire to accept more speaking engagements.