WHAT INSPIRED WOMEN IN INNOVATION
We wanted to create a hub for women innovators who are transforming the ways we live and work. How people view their ability to fulfill their dreams is a significant factor in personal satisfaction. So we began looking at the achievements of men and women who are considered successful. It was remarkably apparent that women have garnered virtually no notoriety in the area of innovations. We had stumbled upon a cultural blind spot.
SOLUTIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
We are surrounded with innovation, enterprise, and brilliance. As a civilization we have evolved our lifestyle into one of modern comfort and global access. We never expected that when asked most people can name only a handful of women they consider to be a part of this evolution. When women’s way of innovating is not seen as part of this innovation economy we are missing opportunities to embrace and engage all human perspective. WIN strives to make this invisible contribution visible by ultimately being a driving force in bringing forth solutions that will contribute to a sustainable world.
THE ECONOMICS OF INCLUDING WOMEN IN INNOVATION ARE COMPELLING
Endeavors that include women’s voices have in many instances proven to be more successful. For example, patents that include women as co-authors are valued 26-42% higher than patents that are authored solely by women or solely by men. Companies with the largest representation of women in leadership produce a 35% higher return on equity and a 34% higher return to shareholders.
FEMININE PRINCIPLES IN THE INNOVATION PROCESS BENEFITS US ALL
The new economy calls for qualities often seen as female. We need include the perspective of life, compassion, wisdom and collaboration. We want to know and share how women innovate, what motivates them to innovate and where they find barriers in the process inspires human ingenuity.
WOMEN IN INNOVATION IS A VOICE FOR THE WORLD
At WIN we want to ensure that women are actively engaged in creating life-enhancing innovations. It is vital – for the sake of the future generations.