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25+ Female Innovators Changing the Face of Corporate R&D

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In honor of Women's History Month, the Front End of Innovation team is happy to share a spotlight on these women driving innovation forward at FEI 2019:


  • From Design Thinking to Design Feeling - Ivy Ross, Vice President, Design for Hardware Products, Google
  • Innovating for Growth – Alexa Dembek, Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer – Specialty Products, DowDuPont
  • Proactively Preventing Failure – Rowena Pullan, Strategic Innovation Leader, VP Wellness R&D, Pfizer
  • Pipeline Prioritization – Stacey Cox, Consumer Insights Leader, KraftHeinz
  • Managing Moonshots – Michelle Popowitz, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, UCLA 
  • The Entrepreneur’s Journey – Gopika Kannan, former Assistant VP, Cognitive Solutions & Innovation Processes, MassMutual
  • Failure as an Opportunity – Stacy Caldwell, CEO, The Mastery Consortium 
  • Operating Like a Startup in a Big Co. – Monica Rustgi, Vice President  Marketing, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Scaling Design Sprints – Brooke Creef, UX Manager, Design Sprints, The Home Depot
  • Building a Global Network to Support Innovation  - Katherine W. Merton, Ph.D., Head, JLAB
  • Co-Creating with Your Customers – Kristen Murphy, Lead Analyst, Customer Insights, National Grid
  • Disruptive Tech’s impact on the Museum Experience – Pamela Horn, Cross Platform Publishing & Strategic Partnerships, Cooper Hewitt Museum
  • Team Transformation – Nicola Blue, Insights Director, American Express
  • When Business Models Meet Real People – Wilma Larn, Insights & Experience Strategy Manager, Johnson & Johnson
  • Pipeline Prioritization – Erin Faulk, VP Lean Growth, The Garage Group 
  • Managing Large Scale Innovation Projects & Teams Remotely – Jenny Price, Director, Innovation Development, Vizient
  • Turbocharge Your Innovation Ecosystem – Tracey Dodenhoff, Principal, Onovo, Inc. & Co-Founder, Tech.Surf
  • Crafting the Internal Pitch – Kelly George, Associate Director, Global Project & Alliance Management, Merck
  • Lessons from the Startup + Corporate Commercialization Trenches – Carrie Davis, Chief Strategy Officer, TECHPUBLIC
  • Reinventing the Narrative for Girls through Technology & Storytelling – Mara Lecocq, Founder & CEO, Secret Code
  • Decoding Consumer Trends to Drive Innovation & Brand Strategy – Amber Hall, Strategic Foresight Manager, Wolverine Worldwide
  • Co-Creating with Your Customers – Allyssa Gresser, Executive VP, Client Relations, KL Communications
  • Translating Enterprise Design Mojo Across Industries – Lisa Marchese, COO, Witkoff 
  • When Business Models Meet Real People – Lona Vincent, Insights & Experience Sr. Manager, Johnson & Johnson
  • How Out of the Box Thinking Can Lead to Massive Growth – Serena Sheldon, Director of Consumer Insights, Taco Bell
  • Macro Trend Impacts on Consumer Preferences & Products – Kiki Redhead, CMG, CMF & Trend Lead – Industrial Coatings, Sherwin-Williams Company

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