Entrepreneur Magazine has produced a list of 6 innovative women to watch in 2015. These innovators have taken a decidedly humanistic approach to effecting positive change and are setting the stage for the next generation of socially conscious entrepreneurs.
Lauren Bush Lauren’s FEED tackles hunger through commerce. Her New York-based consumer-goods company, FEED Projects, and its associated nonprofit, FEED Foundation, define success in terms of meals provided—85 million in seven years, the equivalent of roughly $11 million.
Cynthia Breazeal is enhancing the human experience through social technology. She is the founder and director of MIT Media Lab’s Personal Robots Group recently took a leave of absence to launch Jibo, the first social robot designed for home use. She’s exploring what it means to bring high-tech, humanized robotics into our living rooms.
Ramona Pierson is a neuroscientist and CEO of education technology company Declara. She launched Palo Alto, Calif.-based Declara in 2012 to develop a technology platform that creates learning experiences based on a person’s user profile and interactions with data.
Sangeeta Bhatia is a biotech engineer fights disease through innovation. The 46-year-old biomedical and mechanical engineer, physician, professor, inventor and entrepreneur has been anointed one of the most innovative young scientists worldwide and one of the 100 most creative people in business, to name just two of her accolades.
Angela Lee won’t be satisfied until U.S. startup investment groups boast as many women among their ranks as men. Lee founded 37 Angels, an angel investment network based in New York City. Since 2012, the 50-member group has invested $50,000 to $200,000 in 25 startups, both female- and male-led.
Danielle Fong is the brightest new force in clean power storage and the 27-year-old co-founder and chief science officer of LightSail Energy. LightSail, is tackling the thorny issue of energy storage, “a problem that’s been around for literally a century,” says co-founder and CEO Steve Crane.
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