WIST 2011 – Fail Forward: Embracing Risk

Author : Kate Sleeth

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On Saturday the 14th of May I attended the Women in Science and Technology conference held at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla.  There were four workshop sessions, and I wish to share a few thoughts from those sessions over my next few blogs.  The first session I attended was held by Janet Vohariwatt and was entitled, Fail Forward: Embracing Risk.  Janet has had a very successful career.  She was born in Thailand and moved to America to continue her studies in computers.  She worked through the ranks at Xerox, was a vice president at an