The way history books tell it, the story of science and technology is one where the heroes are almost exclusively men. But we as a country have recently come to think of female and trans leadership differently, allowing the stories of past scientific pioneers to surface. This new perspective has enabled talented technologists to take greater leadership in the innovation sector and break down barriers to equality. Margot Shetterly, author of the best-selling history behind Academy Award-winning film Hidden Figures, and Peggy Johnson, one of Silicon Valley’s chief female executives, will discuss women who have transcended limitations to revolutionize science.
- 2018 Festival
Big IdeaI think there’s a lot to be said for empathy and putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.Margot Lee Shetterly