Monthly Archives: April 2015

Women in Technology | Diversity = Creativity

Apr 24, 2015

It’s no secret that there’s a gender disparity in the tech sector. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, only 3% of tech entrepreneurs are female, and only 6% of CEO positions at the top 100 tech companies are held by women. Yet stats also reveal that woman-owned tech companies get a 35% higher investment return than male.

Tune in May 3rd “Super Soul Sunday” to watch Oprah Winfrey interview gender rights advocate Janet Mock

Apr 23, 2015

New York Times best-selling author, MSNBC host and gender rights advocate Janet Mock sat down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss her book “Redefining Realness” for her Emmy-winning interview series, “Super Soul Sunday.” Tune in and tweet live with her on Sunday May 3rd to watch the episode in full. For more information, check out For more information

Jim O’Neill, Chairman of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, outlines “ten ways to kill our antibiotics complacency”

Apr 21, 2015

Last year, British Prime Minister David Cameron asked economist Jim O’Neill to lead a review into antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which will propose global solutions to tackle this problem. Writing in The Times, Jim warns that “public ignorance about the worldwide danger of superbugs could cost millions of lives.” Ahead of the final report, which is due in the Spring

“Britain now needs to grow its own Googles” argues innovation expert Matt Ridley

Apr 20, 2015

Matt Ridley, a leading innovation speaker and best-selling author, has written in The Times that “Britain now needs to grow its own Googles.” He argues that “only high-tech innovation will give us the cash to fund our future…yet innovation has featured in this general election barely at all.” Matt explains that “technological change is the chief reason that economic growth for

Ocean advocate Lewis Pugh swam with icebergs to call for a marine protected area in Antarctica

Apr 15, 2015

Lewis Pugh, Patron of the Oceans for the United Nations, has completed five Antarctic swims intended to jolt Russia into backing his call for a giant marine protected area (MPA) encompassing the entire Ross Sea. The trouble is, Russia has vetoed the idea for each of the past four years. In the stretch of sea nearest to the South Pole

The Washington Post profiles Joel Salatin, America’s most famous farmer and inspirational speaker on sustainability

Apr 10, 2015

Joel Salatin, America’s most famous farmer and inspirational speaker on sustainability, was featured in the Washington Post, outlining how his methods and philosophy have won him followers from the left, centre and right. Joel was catapulted to fame after being featured in Michael Pollan’s 2006 best-seller, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” and the 2008 award-winning documentary “Food, Inc.” He is a prominent

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