Elizabeth Pisani – Getting Practical and Speaking Up

In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, March 24th, I’m dedicating this post to public health thought leader Elizabeth Pisani. Ada Lovelace Day is an international day to honor women leaders in science and technology.

Pisani is inspiring me today for speaking the truth about her findings even if what works is morally or politically unpopular.

We could all stand to think about where we’re just being agreeable when we know it’s not helping matters. At work maybe? Continue reading

Majora Carter: A Hero for Everyone

In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, I’m writing about one of my heroes, Majora Carter of the South Bronx in New York.

While leaders all over the world were talking about environmental issues and new green technologies, Majora had a vision beyond technology to revitalize her urban community in the South Bronx. Continue reading