International Day of the Girl – Innovating for Education on October 11

Day of the GIRL child – Innovating for Girls’ Education Worldwide on October 11th, 2013

Innovation for educationSEATTLE, October 7, 2013.  – For its second observance, this year’s International Day of the Girl Child – declared by the UN – will focus on “Innovating for Girls’ Education”. The fulfillment of girls’ right to education is first and foremost an obligation and moral imperative. There is also overwhelming evidence that girls’ education, especially at the secondary level, is a powerful transformative force for societies and girls themselves: it is the one consistent positive determinant of practically every desired development outcome, from reductions in mortality and fertility, to poverty reduction and equitable growth, to social norm change and democratization.

How are you going to honor the Day of the Girl this week?

Seattle–based Global Washington is strongly focused on the work to advance women and girls by Washington-based organizations who support global development. During the months of October and November Global Washington will be organizing screenings of the influential film Girl Rising. Look out for these opportunities local media and social media.

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The Bezos Center for Innovation at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle will be celebrating its opening on October 11th 2013 – it will be very curious to see how women’s role is presented in this state of the art center for innovation.

Innovation Firm Presents Collaborative Innovation Tools

Innovation Firm Presents Innovation Tools
Innovation Firm Presents Innovation Tools

SEATTLE  – September 9, 2013

Some studies suggest that people remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, 50% of what they see and 90% of what they do. Betting that the future of learning is in seeing and doing, innovation training firm  developed Tool School, a new series of engaging 10-minute video tutorials to accelerate more innovation.

Produced by Goldbug Films with actors from Law and Order and 30 Rock, the videos teach leaders and employees how to apply innovation techniques in everyday work situations and transform organizational cultures into more innovative ones.

“There’s tremendous pressure on employees to be more creative and innovative,” said Lisa Bodell, futurethink CEO and award-winning author of Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution. “ Continue reading Innovation Firm Presents Collaborative Innovation Tools

Collaboration is the key to innovation

The key to innovationSEATTLE – August 5, 2013

If you believe that mastering collaboration is the key to succeed in creating innovative and thriving businesses, I’d like to hear what you mean by it and how do you actually collaborate.

There is a general assumption that we know what collaboration means but I think it is a skill set that needs some “unpacking”. I believe that while women are wonderfully talented in sharing and friendship making, more often than not, they get a failing grade at collaboration that leads to innovation. Let me explain what I mean.

There are three areas that especially women need to work on.

1. Reciprocity. Collaboration succeeds only if the partners give and take; in other words, we need not only offer help but also know when to Continue reading Collaboration is the key to innovation