I'm a serial entrepreneur and veteran launch team executive in high tech, e-commerce, and biotech. Based out of Austin, TX, I support women’s entrepreneurial initiatives and teach university courses on business/technical writing.

 

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“40 Women Over 40 To Watch” Announces 2015 Honorees

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Now in its third year, 40 Women Over 40 To Watch showcases power players that prove that being over 40 can be the most productive era for a women. The honorees run the gamut from artists to CEOs along with several startup mavens. The…

Squirl Crowned Champion of Get in the Ring: US Competition

Squirl wins Get in the Ring for U.S.

Squirl, a Houston, TX-based startup that has developed a location-based app for helping people discover books, took top prize in the final round of the Get in the Ring: United States competition hosted by the Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Jef Van der…

ReliefWatch and Unima Win Challenge Cup’s Health Competition Semi-finals

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Twenty healthcare startups from 12 different countries delivered two minute pitches yesterday in hopes of capturing their semifinal spot in 1776’s Challenge Cup global competition held in Washington DC. Each company took their spotlight moment to explain why their technology deserves adoption as a global…

16 Healthcare Startups Face Off at Second Annual Challenge Cup

healthcare startups

Washington DC-based startup incubator 1776 is gearing up for its second year of hosting a global competition known as the Challenge Cup.  This year’s event will feature healthcare entrepreneurs from 16 cities, representing 11 countries.  All competitors were selected based on their innovative ideas…

It’s All About the Gray Hair Trendsetters at SXSW

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Style watchers such as Glamour and Atlantic Monthly have touted gray hair as the trend to follow. Even Instagram and Pinterest have dedicated pages celebrating the spectrum of gray shades.  I happen to sport gray tresses myself and, while attending SXSW, thought I’d check…

4 Female Founders in Texas Agree: “Screw The Valley”

Austin startups

Four Female Biotech Founders Share Their Austin Startup Stories “Screw the Valley” is, of course, a reference to Tim Sprinkle’s new book that pans Silicon Valley as the epicenter of all things entrepreneurial. The author chronicles a coast-to-coast tour of promising US cities that…

What Startups Can Learn from The Wizard of Oz

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the premiere of “The Wizard of Oz,” a movie that captured my youthful imagination (along with millions of others’) whenever it was shown during the holidays on network TV. In addition to being a huge fan, I also…