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10 Mar 2020

An Ode To Women Inventors & Their Resilience

Creative intelligence, disruption and courage are fundamental elements of innovation – without a dose of daring, nothing truly innovative would happen. And what has been bolder than women inventors throughout history? Despite patriarchal barriers and society constantly signalling – sometimes forcefully – that they should choose a different life path, these women have changed the […]

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10 Mar 2020

Female Leaders Driving Society To A Better Future

As of 2019, 49.6% os the world’s population are female. Empowering women is, therefore, empowering society. Here are three TED Talks from empowered women who are in the business of empowering others. Katharine Wilkinson: How empowering women and girls can help stop global warming   “If we really want to address climate change, we need […]

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25 Feb 2020

Alumni Profile – Kristy Novak

A passionate creative thinker, this month’s Echos’ alum, Kristy Novak, is a dreamer with a curious mind that always asks ‘why?’ or ‘why not’. Novak’s says that she remembers, as a kid, “staring at the sky and asking my sister a million different questions all beginning with ‘imagine i’”. As an adult, this inquisitive soul […]

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18 Feb 2020

The Art Of Asking Why

If you approach an entrepreneur with big dreams for their new business venture and ask them “Why are you doing this?”, their answers will most likely be a variation of the following: “I’ve noticed that there is a gap in the market for the service I will provide”, “I have a very innovative product that […]

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11 Feb 2020

Where Does Creativity Hide?

(Suggested album to listen to while or after reading this article: When we all fall asleep, where do we go?, by prodigy creative soul, Billie Eilish.) As a writer, creative block is not a new concept to me. When having ideas is part of your job description, the common misconception that “creativity is a God-given […]

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04 Feb 2020

How To Make People Listen: We Need To Talk About Nonviolent Communication

If you were faced with the question “Do you wish to be right or to be happy?”, what would you choose? Most of us, in spite of our best interests, continue to self-sabotage our happiness as long as we can puff up our chests at the end of a conversation and end it with the […]

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21 Jan 2020

Alumni Profile – Gabriela Gallo

For this week’s Alumni profile, I had the pleasure of interviewing Gabriela Gallo whose current job title is Learning & Development Adviser at Herbert Smith Freehills – a job that entails not only advising but also knowledge, learning and research. Aside from the prolific career that took her across the globe multiple times, Gallo is […]

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14 Jan 2020

Monika Bielskyte: "The Future Is Not The End Destination But A Place For Opportunity"

Monika Bielskyte is a futurist and the founding partner of All Future Everything who likes to describe herself as a futurist with “an artistic eye and a creative mind”. Born in Lituania, she has lived in 80 different countries researching future-related themes and, because of that, refers to herself as a “digital nomad”. An old […]

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07 Jan 2020

Letter From The Editor: Thinking About The Past Decade To Design The Future

When I was a small child, the year 2020 seemed like the actual future to me. I remember thinking I would be so grown up by the year 2000 – I was fourteen – that 2020 wasn’t even really on my radar growing up; it was a date so far removed in the future that […]

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07 Jan 2020

How Times Have Changed: 2010's Six Most Talked About Innovations

2020 is not just any other year; it is the start of a new decade that will be profoundly shaped by technology and innovation. 2010 seems like it was yesterday and, yet, everything has fundamentally changed. To prove my point, these are some of the most talked-about disruptions of 2010: Twitter Was Huge In 2010, […]

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