I believe in uncommon solutions – quite simply as I’ve had to invent many in my different entrepreneurial, corporate and personal challenges along the way.
Stories are my favorite tool – whether working on my own or with others. I won the 1st grade statewide reading contest along with earning the nickname “Miss Poetry.” My love of stories has only increased exponentially since then.
In 2012, I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury from a snowboarding accident (see TED talk below). Given I slept 18 hours a day, could barely walk a block and any noise beyond a household caused severe vertigo, nausea and migraines, I discovered a number of unconventional solutions. And renewed my love in stories.
How we tell stories is how we connect to others and create the change we want to see in the world. I am primarily interested in connecting with creatives, entrepreneurs and change makers focused on creating true disruption in the world.
In my role as Global Technology Trend Scout, I continue to work with the startup and innovation system focusing on what can impact the way we work and connect across the globe. Specific verticals listed below.
My personal interest is surfing…and following the ongoing narrative of how we live in more harmony with our nature. Not to mention how powerful & pioneering women can learn from each other and the water while learning how to surf.
Words others have used to describe me: thoughtful leader, creative problem solver, and enthusiastic advocate.
Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.