The Edison Awards celebrates the “Women Behind Innovation”; recognizing women who are paving the way and encouraging young women to dream big and develop the critical skills they need to fuel tomorrow’s innovation culture.



  • Women Behind Innovation: Lynn Altman
    January 19, 2018
    Lynn Altman is an innovation veteran, with 22 years and over 800 new product and branding projects completed for Top 100 Global Brands, including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Gillette, McDonald’s, American Express and UBS. Altman has also done extensive work in the financial, CPG, beauty and pharmaceutical industries with companies ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Kelly DeShaw
    January 12, 2018
    Balancing work and children isn’t an easy task, but for those who are dedicated to their craft, like Kelly DeShaw, giving up on either front is not an option. Starting her career in 1997 with Amphenol, DeShaw worked towards associate degree in electrical engineering technology at SUNY Broome Community College. She continued while ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Dr. Amy Baxter
    January 4, 2018
    Dr. Amy Baxter is a problem solver.  After making a pain reliever to solve the problem of injection pain, she adapted the solution to use instead of opioids for chronic pain. As a double boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, Scottish Rite, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. As ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Lan Ji
    December 28, 2017
    Lan Ji is the Director of Process Engineering for Fluor with over 30 years of experience in troubleshooting and engineering, including conceptual and feasibility studies, front-end engineering and design, detailed engineering and start-up.  Predominantly worked in gas processing, offshore platforms, subsea facilities and petroleum refineries. Lan Ji has spent the ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Dr. Jennifer Seifert
    December 15, 2017
    Jennifer Seifert, Ph.D, joined TissueGen in 2015 as Senior Scientist to lead the company’s application of ELUTE fiber technology to treat spinal cord injuries and related applications for regenerative medicine and assumed responsibility as Director, Research and Development in 2016. Prior to joining TissueGen, Jennifer held the position of Research Assistant ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Melinda H. Keefe, Ph.D.
    December 8, 2017
    As a 2017 recipient of the Gordon E. Moore Medal and the 2017 ACS Heroes of Chemistry Award Melinda Keefe is a testament to Dow and how the company looks to develop young talent. With a B.S. in Chemistry from Penn State University and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Northwestern ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Sabrina Woodworth
    December 1, 2017
    Sabrina Woodworth is a Project Manager with Fluor Corporation in the Energy & Chemicals business line and is currently responsible for managing a sustaining capital portfolio of seven projects on the Enbridge Alliance. Sabrina graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2006 with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. She was a ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Isabella Graef, M.D.
    December 1, 2017
    Isabella Graef, M.D., is a scientific co-founder of Eidos Therapeutics and a faculty member at Stanford University. Dr. Graef’s medical training, together with her research training at University of California, Berkeley and Stanford, led her to address questions at the intersection of medicine, biology and chemistry. The Graef Lab at Stanford ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Yen-Lane Chen
    November 17, 2017
      As a pharmaceutical chemist, Yen-Len Chen has been working to save lives for over ten years. With a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Chen performed her postdoctoral research in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota. Chen joined Boston Scientific in 2004 and is currently ...
  • Women Behind Innovation: Katherine Faber
    November 10, 2017
    For the last almost ten years Katherine Faber has been leading her team at Dow Construction Chemicals to success. Working to create new product development for coatings that are used in the commercial and residential building envelope, Katherine’s team is looking to change the way buildings are made. The Edison Awards ...




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