Handing Out Awards to Women: How it Fosters Success

This past Thursday morning a sold-out crowd gathered inside of Albuquerque’s Balloon Museum at 7 a.m., not for an early morning hot air balloon launch, but to celebrate fifty nominees and honor the finalists and winners. The nominees – mostly women, but some men – were being recognized for their contributions as humanitarians, leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and asContinue reading “Handing Out Awards to Women: How it Fosters Success”

How One CivicTech Partnership Will Revolutionize Access to Mobile for Governments

I am so pleased to announce our exciting new partnership at APPCityLife with Accela. With over 2000 communities using Accela permitting solutions across the globe – and over half of the largest cities in the US, this will completely change what is possible. Read more:  How One CivicTech Partnership Will Revolutionize Access to Mobile forContinue reading “How One CivicTech Partnership Will Revolutionize Access to Mobile for Governments”

Adopt These 3 Traits for a Positive Mindset

In a mere .40 seconds, Google serves up 79,800,000 results on “how to be a successful entrepreneur”. That’s a lot of advice. Bold headlines: Build Your A-Team … Pitch Like a Pro … Know Your Competitive Advantage Name dropping : Zuckerberg … Jobs … Sandberg … Omidyar … Wozniak … Corcoran  Videos on sleep habits of successful entrepreneurs … from dropout to billionaire … rocking your pitchContinue reading “Adopt These 3 Traits for a Positive Mindset”

Civic Tech: Refining the Vision to Focus on Problems that Really Matter

After spending two days absorbing a wide array of perspectives and ideas presented at the Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) hosted by Civic Hall in New York City, I am more convinced that ever that it is vital for companies like mine which are focused on civic tech to continually push the boundaries of the statusContinue reading “Civic Tech: Refining the Vision to Focus on Problems that Really Matter”

5 Things I’d Like to Tell My 7th-Grade Self

  I recently was invited to keynote at a Microsoft Digigirlz Camp in Albuquerque, New Mexico. And while I was very honored to keynote the event, I struggled a bit with what to say. I kept thinking back to what I was like in 7th or 8th grade and wondered what that girl would have wanted toContinue reading “5 Things I’d Like to Tell My 7th-Grade Self”