Category: Women Behind Innovation

Women Behind Innovation: Mary Beth Westmoreland

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   Named one of the 2017 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council — a definitive list that honors the most extraordinary female leaders, influencers and achievers impacting the technology industry. Mary Beth Westmoreland understands what it takes to keep her team moving forward. As  Chief Technology Officer, responsible for leading Blackbaud’s worldwide technology strategy … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Mary Beth Westmoreland

Women Behind Innovation: Chloe Kow

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Born and raised in Malaysia, Chloe found an early love in engineering, and began studying materials and manufacturing engineering.With a masters in advanced engineering from Sheffield Hallam University, and over 10 years of experience, Chloe is the DMLM Manager of Star Rapid where she brings a wealth of expertise to every project, insuring the integrity of the design and … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Chloe Kow

Women Behind Innovation: Elizabeth Owen

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Elizabeth Owen is committed to leveraging machine learning to optimize adaptive and engaging learning systems. From an early start Elizabeth has always had a passion for education and helping those around her achieve their very best. Before joining Age of Learning as the Director of Learning and Data Science, Elizabeth worked as a researcher and … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Elizabeth Owen

Women Behind Innovation: Priska Diaz

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As a leading innovator and 2015 Edison Awards winner, Priska has single-handedly, developed a disruptive technology in a category that sat still for decades. Priska relocated to the United States from her native Peru at the age of 17. As a disadvantaged immigrant, Priska studied English and financed her college education by working part time. In … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Priska Diaz

Women Behind Innovation: Dr. Rebecca Von Der Heide

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Since she can remember, Dr. Rebecca Von Der Heide has always asked “why’? Her passion for understanding the human mind led her to Penn State University, where she earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience and completed two years of postdoctoral neuroscience training at Temple University.  Rebecca also completed two highly competitive fellowships in … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Dr. Rebecca Von Der Heide

Women Behind Innovation: Emily Tipaldo

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Emily Tipaldo is an advocate for responsible plastic solutions. Recently named a “Rising Star” in Plastics News, Emily leads the Plastics Division’s Packaging Team, representing major U.S. resin suppliers. She is an advocate for policies and value chain initiatives that recognize plastic packaging and plastic products as valuable resources. Emily leads the Packaging Team in … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Emily Tipaldo

Women Behind Innovation: Jin Kim Montclare, PhD

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Jin Kim Montclare is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, who is performing groundbreaking research in engineering proteins to mimic nature and, in some cases, work better than nature. She works to customize artificial proteins with the aim of targeting human disorders, drug delivery … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Jin Kim Montclare, PhD

Women Behind Innovation: Kristin Persson

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Known as a pioneer of materials genomics, University of California, Berkley, Associate Professor, Kristin Persson, has been leading a multi-institution, multi-national effort to compute the properties of all inorganic materials and provide the data and associated analysis algorithms for every material researcher free of charge. This project is called the Materials Project.  The ultimate goal of the … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Kristin Persson

Women Behind Innovation: Hannah Deering

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As the only female graduate in her Computer Science program at Iowa State University, Hannah Deering has been looking challenges straight in the eye for a long time. “Early in my college career, I felt very intimidated when students would ask questions I didn’t understand. I rarely raised my hand, because I felt that I … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Hannah Deering

Women Behind Innovation: Bethany Mayer

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Bethany Mayer sees her job in the world of technology as a way to make people’s lives better. “I love technology! It is exciting and makes people’s lives better. I enjoy spending time brainstorming new product ideas, talking to customers about how a product can help them, putting a plan together, and working together to deliver a … Continue reading Women Behind Innovation: Bethany Mayer