Alisha Bhagat on the Future of Childcare

Alisha Bhagat, futurist at Forum for the Future, wants to shift the perspective around working women. Right now, she explains, the word “sacrifice” is all too often associated with women who have to trade in their careers to take care of their families. By 2040, Bhagat envisions working women distancing themselves from this so-called “sacrifice,” and…

Nora Khaldi on the Future of Biotechnology

Nora Khaldi, Founder of Nuritas, is revolutionizing the food industry through the use of biotechnology. After discovering an undeniable gap between the food and pharma industries, Nora sought to bridge it by starting a biotech company of her own.   Nuritas works to discover and produce all-natural ingredients that have scientifically proven health benefits. Through…

Finding a New Purpose for Old Technology: A Conversation with Nick Gentry

Many of your materials are sourced by external contributors, including film negatives, VHS cassettes, X-rays, and floppy discs. Why did you choose to work with these items and how is this collaborative effort significant to your artwork? Art is becoming much more inclusive and collaborative. The renaissance days of having this separate, isolated object are…

Julia Hemphill on the Future of Labor Relations

Julia Hemphill imagines a future where gender location no longer limits the industries that women enter, and their advancement in male-dominated fields is not capped because of perceived differences. According to Julia, in coming years the term “gender” will encompass new meanings that will redefine women’s role in the workplace. With the help of advocacy and research, women will…

Shazi Visram on the Future of Food

It’s no surprise that Shazi Visram, founder of Happy Family brands, foresees a bright and healthy future for consumers. Happy Family is a leading baby food company devoted to providing families with nutritious and organic alternatives. While today’s food industry revolves around convenience, Shazi is hopeful that there will be shift toward focusing on health…

Natalie Ebel on the Future of Education

Natalie Ebel envisions a future where all children will have equal access to basic education. She’s the Director of Marketing at Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit providing quality education in developing countries. Natalie believes that educating women will have a significant impact on the world’s economy, increasing the annual per capita GDP by 25%. For…

Verena Mei on the Future of Motorsports

Twelve years ago, Verena Mei traded in modeling to pursue a career in motorsports. While motorsports is still considered a male-dominated sport, Verena is breaking the mold by being one of the few female drivers to compete in the industry. When Verena first set foot on the racetrack, there was a lot of doubt surrounding…

Debbie Sterling on the Future of Play

Debbie Sterling, CEO and Co-founder of GoldieBlox, is redefining girlhood through play. Her company designs gender bending toys that inspire young girls to participate in engineering and problem solving activities. For Debbie, toys are extremely influential in determining the world’s future leaders, builders, and engineers, and she hopes to inspire girls to get involved in…

Madeline Stuart on the Future of Beauty Standards

At only 19 years old, Madeline Stuart is revolutionizing the modeling industry by challenging traditional beauty standards. Stuart aspires to change the way disability is perceived, not just by the beauty industry, but by the public in general. Stuart, who has Down syndrome wears her disability with pride, and in doing so, inspires other young women…