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The Women Who Are Driving Innovation Forward

In honor of Women’s History Month, the FEI team is happy to shine a spotlight on women driving innovation forward at FEI: Front End of Innovation 2018.

Kathy Fish, Chief Research, Development & Innovation Officer, is spilling all the secrets of how it can be done in established organizations like P&G – including creating startups inside Procter & Gamble, partnering externally and running more experiments on both products AND business models – at FEI 2018. And she’s just one of an all-star roster of female innovators covering everything from technology transformation, to leveraging strategic foresights, to using accelerator models, to partnering with startups, to human-centered design.

  • 10 Teachings from the Startup Commercialization Trenches – Carie Davis, Program & Startup Relations Manager, The BridgeCommunity, founded by Coca-Cola
  • Corporate + Startup Field Notes – Clara de Soto, Co-Founder,
  • Tools are Cool. Unleashing Technology Transformation at Stanley Black & Decker – Dina Routhier, Investment Manager, Stanley Ventures
  • Bootstrapping a Wellness Brand in a Crowded Market – Carly Stein, Founder, Beekeeper’s Naturals
  • Change from Within: Innovating to Create a Mission-Based Corporation within a 150-Year Old American Icon – Megan Shea, Co-Founder, The Soulfull Project, PBC
  • 12-Week Lean Growth Bootcamp to Drive Business Model Innovation at Scale for Vantiv – Tara Newboult, VP, Product Planning & Strategy, Vantiv & Keri Stephens, VP, Lean Innovation, The Garage Group
  • Transforming & Accelerating Innovation at P&G – Kathy Fish, Chief Research, Development & Innovation Officer, Procter & Gamble
  • Accelerating Innovation through University Partnerships – Tracey Dodenhoff, Business Development Consultant, Office of Industry Engagement and Commercial Venturing, Brown University
  • Incubating the Entrepreneurial Spirit: How to Use Human-Centered Design to Build an Internal Startup Team – Hannah Lippe, Principal Design Strategist & Carly Franca, Director of Product Design, Fidelity Labs
  • Patient-Centric Innovation: Partnering to Address Patient Needs – Chandra Ramanathan, Ph.D., MBA, Head East Coast  Innovation Center, Bayer US
  • Harnessing the Power of Design Sprints to Tackle Tough, Strategic Growth Challenges – Sara Stabelfeldt, Innovation Strategy Leader, Kimberly-Clary & Erin Faulk, Lean Innovation & Growth Strategist, The Garage Group
  • An Innovation Revolution: Nest – Elizabeth Merrick, Head of Customer Insight Analytics, Nest
  • Using the Accelerator Model to Drive Cutting Edge Technologies into New Industries – Carla Small, Senior Director, Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator, Boston’s Children’s Hospital
  • How Corporate Leaders are Partnering with Startups to Drive External Innovation – Dr. Emily Reichert, CEO, Greentown Labs
  • Lessons Learned When Leveraging Strategic Foresights to Reframe Mental Models and Inspire New Opportunities for   Innovation – Collette C. Matthews, Ph.D., Director, Whirlpool Corporation
  • Innovation that Matters – Lorna Davis, Senior Advisor to the CEO of Danone and Global Ambassador, BCorp Movement
  • Fireside Chat on Corporate Transformation Efforts to Enable Sustainable Business Model Innovation – Ann Thompson, Co-CEO, The Garage Group
  • Beyond the Champion: Roles & Responsibilities for an Innovation Function – Gina Colarelli O’Connor, Professor, Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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