Episode 015: VenturePOP Recap, Creative Problem Solving & Women in Tech {all the things}

In this week’s episode, I recap the highlights of VenturePOP Conference, talk about celebrating women in tech, and share my passion for creative problem solving.


In this week’s episode, I recap the highlights of VenturePOP Conference, talk about celebrating women in tech, and share my passion for creative problem solving. 


Links and resources mentioned:

  • VenturePOP Conference - I spoke about The Power of Pinterest at this conference for creative entrepreneurs last week. Join us next year in New Orleans, September 29-30, 2018 or join the VenturePOP Village Facebook group to continue the conversation all year long!
  • Adam J. Kurtz - his keynote was one of my highlights of VenturePOP. He also premiered his new book, Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives, at the conference.
  • At the end of my Pinterest presentation, I slipped in a photo of me dressed up as Cher (seen above!). This tutorial shares how I made that costume back in 2004. 
  • I dressed up in another costume for the Badassery Magazine after-party. My friends Kathy & Samantha started this free online magazine which is dedicated to inspiring and empowering women in business. They also host a fantastic podcast.
  • I started a new job as Director of Marketing at LookFar, a startup studio and software development firm, back in August. My first big project there has been producing the 3rd annual Ada Lovelace Awards, which celebrate women in tech from the Gulf South region.
  • Electric Girls - this non-profit teaches young girls the basics of electronic engineering, and they're hosting a DIY electronics workshop for adults on Friday, October 13, 2017.
  • Lelia Gowland - my friend "makes work work for women" through negotiation training, like the workshop she'll be hosting here in New Orleans on Friday, October 13, 2017.
  • CPSI Conference - the Creative Problem Solving Institute has been around for more than 60 years. This conference in Buffalo, NY dives deep into the science and methodology of deliberate creativity. 
  • The Creative Education Foundation - the non-profit that produces CPSI. The world needs more creative, innovative thinkers to solve the problems of the 21st century. Join me in supporting their work and make a donation to my fundraiser page for CEF. To sweeten the deal, I'm offering some Kickstarter-style incentives to donate, including shout-outs on a future podcast episode, guaranteed Instagram features, and discounted 1-hour consultations with me! Learn more and donate.
  • THANKS to Kristin Dickinson of Boss Bitch Design for donating to CEF! Boss Bitch is a custom tee and underwear line for women with “an endless supply of wisdom and wit and not nearly enough time to share her genius one needy soul at a time.”


Special thanks to:

Eric Laws + Morella & The Wheels Of If for composing the show's theme music!



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