Judy was in the Huffington Post! Read her blog post "Why Bragging is Good for Women"! 


Being HEARD - Powered by YOU: Bragging... and Building Your Personal Brand

Judy gave her talk "Being HEARD - Powered by YOU: Bragging... and Building Your Personal Brand" at the Women Chemists Committee (WCC) breakfast at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in New Orleans on April 8, 2013.

Judy highlighted the true need for empowering women to help solve the global issues we face today.  Women also need to embrace the fact that they need to change in order to take their seat at the table - we have met the enemy and she is us!  Women need to stand up and declare their excellent skills and valuable contributions - don't be afraid to brag and build your personal brand!

Download the slides here!

Exit Strategies - Financing to the End Game

Judy moderated the panel "Exit Strategies - Financing to the End Game" at the American Chemical Society Entrepreneur Resources Center Entrepreneur Summit at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in March 2013.  The panel featured Dr. Stephen Flaim of Tech Coast Angels, Dr. Scott Lockledge of Fairbridge Venture Partners, and Dr. Edward Greer of the Venture and Business Development Group of the Dow Chemical Company.

Download the slides here.

You can watch the presentation here - this panel begins at 01:04:00 of the video.

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Ingersoll Rand Employees Worldwide Tune in to Hear Judy Giordan’s Career Advice to Women

Judy was the a guest speaker for Ingersoll Rand Women's Network... An excerpt from the press release:

"With straight-talk, solid statistics and a light touch, Dr. Judy Giordan - author, speaker and champion of women and their careers discussed strengths and weaknesses of women as a group and areas where she thought companies could step up. Her presentation “Personal and Business Growth and Development – Powered by Innovation” was delivered to 450 Ingersoll Rand listeners in a company-wide webinar on March 14.

Dr. Giordan’s talk was part of the Ingersoll Rand Women’s Network Employee Resource Group’s events in recognition of Women’s History Month in March. In the global spirit, Women’s Network Chairperson Tracy Kemp, vice president Information Technology for Residential Solutions, kicked off the meeting, which was held in the company’s Davidson, N.C., headquarters, from Carmel, Ind., while listeners tuned in from company meeting rooms and their homes all around the world."

Read more here!

You can download Judy's slides here, and click the image above to listen to her talk!

Lens of the Market Online - Introduction

See Judy in this short video introductory module from the Lens of the Market workshop, created with funding from the National Science Foundation (CHE #0926490). This workshop is intended to introduce scientists and engineers to a “lens of the market” perspective… to provide you with an opportunity to figure out if you want to use this lens of the market in conjunction with your research lens. Why? In order for you to better determine how the commercial world might benefit from your research. OUR goal with Lens of the Market is to help you develop innovations that can and will be used to help solve important problems for people and the planet.

Judy co-founds the Chemical Angels Network (CaN)

Mark Vreeke, Sid White and Judy have co-founded the Chemical Angel Network (CaN). The Chemical Angel Network focuses on seed and early stage deals that have a substantial chemical sciences aspect. Have a venture you want to share?  Want to become part of the network as an angel?  Please visit www.ChemicalAngels.com and send us your information through our Gust page!  We are already screening and funding deals!

Innovation Intensive and Lens of the Market workshops for the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry

Judy and Joseph Steig, NCIIA's Treasurer and Manager of Venture Development, facilitated two workshops for the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) at the University of Oregon in early November.  Lens of the Market (LoM) is an introductory 1-day workshop for STEM graduate students wishing to learn the language of the market in addition to the language of science.  Innovation Intensive is a deeper dive into what it really means to take an idea from the lab to the market, with students considering their own research as they work for 2 intensive days with Judy and Joseph onsite, and then over the course of 6 months develop value propositions and do market research based on their own science.

Chemical Angel Network Funds Chemistry Start-Ups

Judy is quoted in the October 22, 2012, Chemical & Engineering News article "Chemical Angel Network Funds Chemistry Start-Ups" by Marc Reisch.

Reisch discusses the recently founded Chemical Angel Network (CaN), which specializes in providing seed capital for chemistry-related start-up companies.  Judy is the co-founder of CaN along with Mark Vreeke and Sid White.  In the article Judy points out that while chemistry is essential for many biotechnology, pharmaceutical and energy-related start-ups, "chemistry is not a buzzword today that people love.”  But the time is right for chemistry-related start-ups, and investing in these will help spur the US economy as well as develop the technology we need for a better future.

Intrapreneurs – How to Build Successful Ventures within Large Companies

Judy moderated an ACS Chemical Entrepreneurship Series Webinar on October 4, 2012 entitled "Intrapreneurs – How to Build Successful Ventures within Large Companies".  Dr. Shashi Jasty of Sigma Aldrich, and Dr. Alicyn Rhoades of Penn State University, were the webinar panelists.  Watch the recorded webinar for more on:

  • What are the essential keys for success as an intrapreneur in today's fast paced global companies
  • The importance of knowing both your company and yourself – interpersonal skills and styles count!
  • Gaining insights on how intrapreneurship is being defined or re-defined in today's companies

Government Grants for Translating Research to Innovations

Judy moderates the third Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) Innovation Series webinar on September 20, 2012, entitled "Government Grants for Translating Research to Innovations." (Click above to view)

Securing government funding is often an instrumental part of translating laboratory and academic research into large scale innovations and independent business ventures.  A staggering amount of money is made available for precisely this purpose and programs addressing a wide variety of research initiatives are launched every year.  Of course, the process begins with identifying the appropriate grant opportunities and tailoring your proposal for maximum effectiveness by highlighting your potential for innovation.

How should a scientist with an exciting idea begin his or her search for government funding opportunities?  What advice can experts offer on drafting an impactful proposal?  What is the expectation of the role of innovation in large government programs?

Listen to Judy and distinguished panelists Dr. Ilan Gur, Program Director and Senior Advisor for Commercialization, Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), and Dr. Ben Schrag, Program Director, National Science Foundation (NSF), take live audience questions on ARPA-E, SBIR and other government funding options.

The Introverts (and Shy Guys and Gals) Guide to Success in Science and Leadership

Judy was featured in the ACS Live Webinar on August 30, 2012.  Judy Giordan as speaker.  During the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia in August 2012 Judy was featured in "The Introverts (and Shy Guys and Gals) Guide to Success in Science and Leadership."  Judy advises introverts to accept that they are indeed introverts and that they too can be extremely successful in any career they choose!  A must-see talk for any introvert!