In honour of Black History Month, I’m celebrating some of the young black women making waves in the field of technology – women building a more inclusive and forward-thinking industry – and sharing the advice they have to offer other young women looking to follow in their footsteps.
By Greg Satell
Too often, we treat innovation as a monolith, as if every problem was the same, but that’s clearly not the case. In laboratories and factory floors, universities and coffee shops, or even over a beer after work, people are sussing out better ways to do things. There is no monopoly on creative thought. But that leads us to a problem: How should we go about innovation? Should we hand it over to the guys with white lab coats? What we need is a clear framework for making decisions.