Welcome to Women in Innovation!

Women in Innovation is a community for women with Big Ideas – ideas that transform the way we live and work.  What’s your Big Idea? What is your Big Vision? There is no shame in thinking big and boldly here. Women who gain support and success through our coaching, consulting and mentoring play big and pay it forward in the WIN community. WIN is a “Pay it Forward Platform”  – when one of us learns, everyone benefits.

Our growing global community connects online in the social media and in our events. Our signature event, Women in Innovation Summit convenes women from all around the world every other year – on  November 20th 2014 we gathered for Converge@Seattle Pacific Innovation Summit 2014 in partnership with PNWER, and sponsors like Alaska Airlines and Washington Business Alliance. Reports, photos and videos are  being added on the Converge website as they come available.

Innovation is more than an idea, though. We define it as “a great idea put into practical use, shared, scaled and sustained to transform the ways we live and work“. Do you share your creative, life enhancing ideas? Are you putting them into use and implementing them? Are you actively collaborating to scale your ideas? Are you a dreamer or an innovator?

We coordinate events and workshops, moderate conversations and provide consulting and coaching on topics related to women and innovation. With our mentoring, coaching, connections and guidance women who dare to dream big get the support they need to succeed. Inquire how we can help you: contact@womenininnovation.org.

We hope you got the sense of the spirit of WINS 2012 via this video – it’s about women in business “convening – connecting – creating”. Through convening to the summit we created amazing personal and professional connections that resulted in many exciting ideas and lasting collaborations. Don’t let your fears stop you from your bold dreams.  This is your time! Watch the video and share the spirit! Continue reading Welcome to Women in Innovation!

Where are the Stories of Women Who Innovate?

In December, we applauded the Seattle Art Museum for its marvelous “Elles” exhibition – the works of women artists from Pompidou in Paris – which showcased the ingenuity of women artists.  During the January Ignite Innovation Forum, however, we pointed out to Scott Berkun the fact that although his book is an interesting collection of anecdotes about inventors, he did not write a single story about women innovators. He lamented the fact how few there were to cite.

We concluded that maybe the time is ripe for recognizing and sharing more stories of women innovators and start curating them and writing them ourselves!  We are now welcoming stories about women who innovate: Are you one, or do you know of one?

This discussion also reminded us of one of the Audacious Challenge outcomes at the WINS 2012 when we declared that we should rally more women to become editors at Wikipedia. Currently only 9% of Wikipedia editors are women, and therefore, the “wiki-facts” mostly likely are missing out on women’s perspective.

Are you interested in learning how to become an editor at Wikipedia?

You can watch our Ignite innovation conversations by clicking the links below:

Ignite Innovation Forum December 2012: http://n50.ottw.net/winignite2012dec#

Ignite Innovation Forum January 2013: http://n50.ottw.net/winignite2013jan#

We welcome your ignited opinions – please, add your comments!