Developing Creative Thinkers (Part 2) - Education for An Innovative Future

September 9, 2013
Hosted by Nancy Lin

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For the last 30 years, The Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) has been helping to develop more than 300,000 children inventors. The program helps students strengthen their creative problem-solving techniques by providing innovating and entrepreneurial activities that lead to greater consideration of STEM careers in high school and college. About 54% of student inventors are girls and 25% are minority students from under-served schools. Danny Briere, a CIC board member, and Helen Charov, Executive Director, will share insights on the success drivers of their program. I will also speak with Hannah Pucci, who created a patent-pending invention at age 11, about how the program has transformed her life. She has received recognition from Whole Foods and Baskin Robbins Corporation for her invention.

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“Business Reinvention with Nancy Lin” keeps you up to date on emerging trends and business innovations that could transform your industry. The show helps you make sense of new technologies and business models to understand their implications. Nancy Lin is a thoughtful and engaging host with a knack for asking questions that draw out unexpected insights. Her in-depth interviews with experts empower you to think innovatively and offer you inspiration and business lessons.

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Nancy Lin

Nancy Lin

Nancy Lin is an executive coach, a business consultant and the founder of Change Agent SF (www.changeagentsf.com). She works with leaders at fast-growing companies to transform the way they look at their business and leadership. She helps companies align people strategy with their business strategy. Nancy brings to her executive coaching and podcast a strong understanding of business, having worked for Yahoo, DHL, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsi. Her insightful probing approach and passion to unleash potential helped companies uncover hidden opportunities, topple conventional thinking and achieve growth in US and international markets. Through the online radio show, she continues to encourage innovative thinking and empowers the audience to overcome their business challenges.

Nancy’s diverse experience also includes international development work, training impoverished farmers in rural Tanzania and expanding professional midwifery education for young indigenous women in Mexico. She is a motivational speaker and has spoken at Google, Visa and HP. Some of her articles are available at BizReinvention dot com.

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