Office Hours: I teach design thinking at Northwestern and work in product for a B2B marketplace startupFeatured
Hi everyone! Thanks in advance for your thoughtful questions. I’m Gabrielle Ruiz-Funes, on the product team at Torch Technology, a Bessemer backed startup revolutionizing the b2b marketplace for healthcare supplies. 👩🏫I am also on the faculty at Northwestern University, teaching design thinking and doing.💼Previously, I was head of the digital innovation lab at Home Chef and led the Operations Technology group that helped us scale to acquisition by grocery giant, Kroger Co. Prior to Home Chef, I was a software engineer at Razorfish (now SapientRazorfish) and lead manufacturing engineer at ITW. 🎓I earned two engineering degrees from Northwestern University - industrial engineering and management science (IEMS) and manufacturing and design engineering (MaDE).😎In my free time I'm on the board of an innovative education nonprofit called Prismatic and love creating products that use technology to help women better understand themselves and their bodies.❤️My mission is to help people thrive individually and collectively and I believe we can do that through 1) education innovation 2) authentic connection and 3) collaboration. I'm passionate about elevating feminine qualities as essential to business, and I give talks and workshops on helping women identify their authentic feminine qualities as a platform for success. Check out the latest talk at ChiWitCon 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySv_aLk46gY✨Why am I doing this? Because I believe in Shine Theory! A rising tide lifts all boats!! ❓Ask me anything about design thinking, innovation, product management, leadership, teaching, technical management, startups, prototyping and more!