Outside Eureka Park, AcousticSheep, co-founded by Dr. Wei-Shin Lai, creates state-of-the-art headbands that act as headphones to be worn while sleeping or running. For AcousticSheep, CES is where they set their “stake in the ground” to meet buyers. And with many diverse entrepreneurs at CES, under-represented communities can become more comfortable in the industry, Dr. Lai said.
“Without prominent and relatable role-models and mentors, entrepreneurs from under-represented groups feel like outsiders; they may be afraid to embrace and to realize their full potential,” she said. “I believe that if an idea has merit and truly improves people's lives, it should be made available on an equal playing field where it may then compete for customers.”
CES also features hundreds of women speakers on various conference sessions and panels. On January 10, Nancy Dubuc of A+E Network and Wenda Harris Millard of Medialink will discuss the changing landscape of technology and marketing during the C Space keynote. Other female executives from tech companies like PepsiCo, Facebook, Indiegogo, Boingo Wireless and many others, will also share their insights.
For more information on CES, visit CES.tech.
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