Hayward, CA, USA
Leadership Role: Educator and Consultant
How Making A Difference: I teach Gender and Engineering for graduate engineering students from all over the world at Santa Clara University. I also consult and teach Gender Competence to tech companies and people in organizations from all sectors. Gender Competence is a new framework for understanding and skills to work with gender differences and cultural differences as differences in "competencies" that together increase productivity, innovation and promotability of men and women who are effective working with differences.
Statement you would like to say to encourage others: I have found that women often think the way they think--and what they see--is common sense, when indeed it is a valuable different contribution that has to be named to be utilized and valued.