Throughout her career, Helen Greiner has been known for her visionary technological contributions that combine engineering and innovation to create new products that change the world we live in. “Engineers these days come in all different forms, genders, races, and you need that to add a diverse background to your products,” she said.
Helen is currently the CEO of CyPhy Works, Inc, a company that designs and delivers innovative robots. In 1990, she co-founded iRobot, which has become the global leader of mobile robots, with the success of the Roomba™ Vacuuming Robot, the PackBot™, and SUGV Military Robots.
For Helen, inspiring the next generation of young people to work in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields is crucially important to our global, technology-driven economy, and she believes that there are significant opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship within these fields.
As a member of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) initiative, Helen hopes to reach these young people through her Signature Initiative. Over the course of the year, Helen will work to inspire young people to become engineers and then entrepreneurs through exposure to robotic technologies. Her speaking engagements include keynoting the 2015 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders and the 2016 BotBall Championships. Helen will follow up on these early exposure programs, and continue to foster technological literacy through her work as a trustee of the Boston Museum of Science and advisor to Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Watch Helen talk about the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship here.