2013 Women Rising Videos

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Wendy Wallbridge
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Marci Harris
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Yoky Matsuoka

Spiral up! A new roadmap for women

Wendy Wallbridge at TEDxSandHillRdWomen

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Wendy Wallbridge is a strategic and intuitive advisor, pioneer in the coaching field, and author of the forthcoming Spiral Up! The 5 Co-Creative Powers for Women on the Rise. In 1993 Wendy founded On Your Mark Corporate Coaching, Inc., working with Fortune 100 leaders and teams seeking breakthrough outcomes in the face of significant, accelerating change. Clients have included Intel, Hewlett Packard, Apple, ABC-Disney, Wells Fargo, Oracle, Texas Instruments, Symantec, Genentech, Dolby, and McAfee Security. Wendy is the founder and producer of Women’s Evolutionary Leadership of Silicon Valley (WEL) and TEDxSandHillRdWomen.


Going public – the unique civic duty of Silicon Valley

Marci Harris at TEDxSandHillRdWomen

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Marci Harris is a former Congressional staffer, and founder and CEO of POPVOX. Her “first startup was a town,” as she led Jackson, TN’s rebuilding efforts following a devastating 2004 tornado. She attended law school at the University of Memphis (J.D.) and the American University Washington College of Law (LL.M), and worked on Capitol Hill covering tax, trade, and health for a senior Ways and Means member. Harris was recognized as one of Fast Company magazine’s Top 100 Most Creative People in Business (2012), Tribeca Film Festival Award for Creative Disruption (2012), a DC’s “Tech Titans” by Washingtonian magazine (2013), and one of the legal innovators in the 2013 “Fastcase 50.”


Two Track Mind

Yoky Matsuoka at TEDxSandHillRdWomen

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Yoky Matsuoka, currently VP of Technology at Nest Labs, grew up assuming she would become a professional tennis player but ended up with a Ph.D. from MIT. She became a professor at Carnegie Mellon and later at the University of Washington developing robotic devices that are controlled by brain signals. This work led her to the MacArthur Award and being named one of “The Brilliant Ten” in Popular Science Magazine and one of the “Top 10 Women to Watch in 2010” by Barbie. Yoky was one of the three founding members of Google X before taking her current position at Nest.

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