On June 1, 2013, Judy Estrin gave a riveting talk to our audience of 330+ women and girls on what it means to be an innovator. Along with her message of trying your best not to tune out of science and math in school (while exploring and pursuing a diverse portfolio of subjects), Judy detailed core values young girls can embrace towards becoming innovators themselves: questioning, risk, openness, patience and trust.
Judy Estrin is a networking technology pioneer and Silicon Valley leader. Since 1981, she has co-founded seven technology companies and served as the CTO of Cisco Systems. She is the CEO of EvntLive and also serves as CEO of JLabs, LLC, where she is an advisor and speaker in the areas of entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation and sits on the boards of directors of The Walt Disney Company as well as privately held Packet Design, Inc. She also served as member of the board of FedEx Corporation from 1989 until 2010, Sun Microsystems from 1995 through 2003 and Rockwell Corporation from 1994 through 1998. In addition, she sits on the advisory councils of Stanford’s School of Engineering and Stanford’s Bio-X initiative.
Most recently, Estrin is the author of a new book titled Closing the Innovation Gap: Reigniting the Spark of Creativity in a Global Economy (McGraw-Hill; September, 2008). The book explores key concepts of innovation and challenges business, education and national leaders to work together to reignite the sustainable innovation essential for future growth.
For more info, visit Judy’s website at www.jlabsllc.com.