Women at the Frontier

Women at the Frontier

Women at the Frontier featured a panel of women, each more impressive than the next sponsored by Singularity University located at the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California.

The topic of the evening challenged women to explore 10^9+ (”Ten to the Ninth Plus”) — How to impact 1 billion people in a positive way in ten years leveraging exponential trends, innovation and the power of entrepreneurship.

The accomplishments of the panelist ranged from Rebecca Moore, creating an effective environmental action campaign via Google maps to Dr. Cynthia Kenyon finding ways to double the life span of worms. Special guest that evening was the Bay Area’s own, Astronaut Yvonne Darlene Cagle who now also teaches at Singularity University and challenges students to help solve problems that can both solve earth-based problems while exploring the cosmos.

Retelling passionate tales of how they were able to scale their work to effect change in orders of magnitude, the panelist inspired and captivated the diverse crowd. There was plenty of time for networking among the diverse and talented women who attended.

Valerie Landau talks with Astronaut Yvonne Darlene Cagle, July, 2010

I had an opportunity to talk with Astronaut Dr. Yvonne Darlene Cagle.

Professor Alma Cervantes with Astronaut Dr. Yvonne Darlene Cagle at Women at the Frontier event at Singularity University

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