Gender equity plays an important role in developing a truly innovative workplace culture. Innovation is six times more likely in companies that offer true equity for everyone.

Many well-known innovators are women. Here are some of the top female innovators of 2022 to use as inspiration for your team.

Kathy Hannun

Hannun is the co-founder of Dandelion Energy, a former Google X company that came about in 2017. Dandelion focuses on using geothermal energy for home heating and cooling.

Geothermal energy, unlike heating oil or natural gas, has no emissions, doesn’t require any utility connections, and doesn’t burn fuel. As the power industry’s decarbonization continues, the next frontier in reducing emissions will be in private homes, placing Dandelion at the forefront of meeting climate change goals.

Adriana Cisneros Basulto

Basulto is the founder of Maxwell, an app for HR departments and small businesses that helps them tailor benefits and work-life balance to their employees’ needs. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are reevaluating their lives and have to take on new responsibilities for their families.

Maxwell helps employers find the right mix of benefits to meet those needs, keep people happy and productive, and reduce turnover. As we shift into a new, more complicated labor market, this innovation will be key to keeping top staff.

Karen Dolva

Norwegian engineer Karen Dolva is a co-founder of No Isolation, a company that promotes social connection through the creative use of technology. Groups of people like children with long-term illnesses and seniors need a way to connect with the outside world as part of maintaining their mental health and preventing loneliness.

No Isolation offers two primary pieces of technology. One is called AV1, a robotic avatar that enables children who are chronically ill to participate in classes. It includes emotive expressions and comes with an integrated tablet and phone app.

COMP is a device for conducting video chats that’s designed for seniors. The one-button design makes it easy to reach out to family members and chat, and it’s been especially crucial throughout the pandemic.

 

Woman wearing a hardhat and holding a tablet.

 

Tammarrian Rogers

Tammarrian Rogers is the Director of Engineering for Snap Inc., the creator of Snapchat. Rogers previously worked for Apple and Microsoft and plays a key role in ensuring technology is stable and remains a social media staple. Rogers focuses on quality updates for developers behind the scenes and the customers, like a major Android stability initiative that made it easy to code for Snapchat’s app ecosystem while providing customers with more tools and options.

Alexandra Zatarain

Alexandra Zatarain is the founder of Eight Sleep, a company that manufactures sensor-equipped mattresses. They discreetly track data such as sleep patterns, heart rates, and breathing, all of which is organized on an app for easy access. A nightly score based on sleep duration and quality can be used to help people with sleep disorders or as part of a wider collection of data to maintain overall health.

Ally Davidson

Ally Davidson is the co-founder and co-CEO of Camp Gladiator, a workout boot camp company based in Austin, TX. Their classes, pre-pandemic, emphasized group work and support, creating a dedicated community of fitness fans.

During the pandemic, Camp Gladiator restructured classes to all-virtual format. The change happened almost overnight, with Davidson and her team building digital workouts while still maintaining the same sense of community. Camp Gladiator has since expanded rapidly, turning a regional network into a national one.

Though there are many notable women in innovation, there is still much work to be done. In 2017, only 9.2% of U.S. patents granted during a given week were for female inventors, up from 7.8% ten years earlier. While this growth is positive, it shows there are still many necessary steps for building equity in innovation.

Interested in increasing your innovation in 2022? Contact us and request a demo today.

Gender equity plays an important role in developing a truly innovative workplace culture. Innovation is six times more likely in companies that offer true equity for everyone.

Many well-known innovators are women. Here are some of the top female innovators of 2022 to use as inspiration for your team.

Kathy Hannun

Hannun is the co-founder of Dandelion Energy, a former Google X company that came about in 2017. Dandelion focuses on using geothermal energy for home heating and cooling.

Geothermal energy, unlike heating oil or natural gas, has no emissions, doesn’t require any utility connections, and doesn’t burn fuel. As the power industry’s decarbonization continues, the next frontier in reducing emissions will be in private homes, placing Dandelion at the forefront of meeting climate change goals.

Adriana Cisneros Basulto

Basulto is the founder of Maxwell, an app for HR departments and small businesses that helps them tailor benefits and work-life balance to their employees’ needs. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are reevaluating their lives and have to take on new responsibilities for their families.

Maxwell helps employers find the right mix of benefits to meet those needs, keep people happy and productive, and reduce turnover. As we shift into a new, more complicated labor market, this innovation will be key to keeping top staff.

Karen Dolva

Norwegian engineer Karen Dolva is a co-founder of No Isolation, a company that promotes social connection through the creative use of technology. Groups of people like children with long-term illnesses and seniors need a way to connect with the outside world as part of maintaining their mental health and preventing loneliness.

No Isolation offers two primary pieces of technology. One is called AV1, a robotic avatar that enables children who are chronically ill to participate in classes. It includes emotive expressions and comes with an integrated tablet and phone app.

COMP is a device for conducting video chats that’s designed for seniors. The one-button design makes it easy to reach out to family members and chat, and it’s been especially crucial throughout the pandemic.

 

Woman wearing a hardhat and holding a tablet.

 

Tammarrian Rogers

Tammarrian Rogers is the Director of Engineering for Snap Inc., the creator of Snapchat. Rogers previously worked for Apple and Microsoft and plays a key role in ensuring technology is stable and remains a social media staple. Rogers focuses on quality updates for developers behind the scenes and the customers, like a major Android stability initiative that made it easy to code for Snapchat’s app ecosystem while providing customers with more tools and options.

Alexandra Zatarain

Alexandra Zatarain is the founder of Eight Sleep, a company that manufactures sensor-equipped mattresses. They discreetly track data such as sleep patterns, heart rates, and breathing, all of which is organized on an app for easy access. A nightly score based on sleep duration and quality can be used to help people with sleep disorders or as part of a wider collection of data to maintain overall health.

Ally Davidson

Ally Davidson is the co-founder and co-CEO of Camp Gladiator, a workout boot camp company based in Austin, TX. Their classes, pre-pandemic, emphasized group work and support, creating a dedicated community of fitness fans.

During the pandemic, Camp Gladiator restructured classes to all-virtual format. The change happened almost overnight, with Davidson and her team building digital workouts while still maintaining the same sense of community. Camp Gladiator has since expanded rapidly, turning a regional network into a national one.

Though there are many notable women in innovation, there is still much work to be done. In 2017, only 9.2% of U.S. patents granted during a given week were for female inventors, up from 7.8% ten years earlier. While this growth is positive, it shows there are still many necessary steps for building equity in innovation.

Interested in increasing your innovation in 2022? Contact us and request a demo today.

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