GIST Innovation Talks Episode 2: The Creative Mindset

GIST Innovation Talks Episode 2: The Creative Mindset

June 25, 2020



Early-stage founders face a huge list of hurdles including analyzing markets, designing their solution, building their team, and fundraising. In this episode of GIST Innovation Talks, we discuss with InnovatorsBox founder Monica Kang about utilizing the creative mindset as a tool for decision making.  

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Genesis Lodise
Comms Strategist, VentureWell

Genesis brings years of communications and technical expertise to the GIST initiative where he produces digital content for social media and the website.


Monica Kang
Founder, InnovatorsBox

Monica Kang is a creative educator who is transforming today’s workforce through the power of creativity. As the Founder and CEO of InnovatorsBox®, Monica teaches creativity in a tangible, practical, and relatable way regardless of industry or job title. She has worked with clients worldwide including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, government, and nonprofits. Monica’s work has been awarded across numerous platforms, including The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). She is also the author of Rethink Creativity: How to Innovate, Inspire, and Thrive at Work. Driven by her lifelong love of knowledge, she is also an adjunct professor at BAU International University where she teaches entrepreneurship and leadership. Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert in international affairs. She holds an M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.


Additional Resources:

Monica Kang on Forbes Councils


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