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Esther Wojcicki & Chitra Anand


Toronto, Ontario, Canada &, Palo Alto, California, USA

Organizational Learning & Innovation Experts

Often referred to as the ‘godmother of Silicon Valley,’ Esther Wojcicki is one of the world’s most acclaimed educators. Her book How to Raise Successful People helps enable people to become more responsible and drive better business outcomes. An award-winning marketing & communications executive, Chitra Anand is at the forefront of the intrapreneurship movement. She helps organizations drive innovation, creative thinking and new ideas. 

These two business speakers have joined forces to bring audiences a fascinating look at how organizations can use unique learning models to achieve radical results. 

Keynote Speeches

Empowering Growth: Integrating TRICK & The Greenhouse Approach 

How can you help your team, our youth, and/or your family grow to be successful? As the mother of two of Silicon Valley’s most powerful CEO’s (One of YouTube, one of 23andMe), Esther Wojcicki’s realized the secret to raising and encouraging successful people. It’s a method called ‘TRICK’ which focuses on: Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. Simple lessons, but the results are radical.

These lessons are combined with former Microsoft head of Communications, Chitra Anand’s Greenhouse Approach; a guide to exploring underlying roots of innovative thinking and development. The Greenhouse Approach reveals what’s core and critical to your innovation effectiveness through an intrapreneurial mindset.

When combined, these two methods provide organizations with a framework to achieve radical results, now, and throughout the long-term. 

Key Takeaways:
• Discover the principles behind a wildly successful teaching philosophy.
• Leverage intrapreneurial and interpersonal collaborations.
• Identify the true agents of change within your organization.
• Empower your team to live with purpose and unlimited potential.
• Understand how trust can inspire employees to do more.

Audience reviews:

  • Every industry is clamoring for more innovators, more creative leaders who can solve problems with intelligence and a strong sense of social responsibility. Esther Wojcicki knows exactly how to instill these values in our children. We need her insights now more than ever.

    - Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce
  • The Greenhouse Approach is full of insights, lessons, and stories for businesses seeking to thrive in this world of constant change. Chitra Anand has found new ways to understand innovation—which may well be the most important thing for us all to think about.

    - Nicholas Thompson, Editor In Chief of Wired

Speaker Biography

About Esther Wojcicki

Esther Wojcicki is a leading American educator, journalist and mother. A leader in Blended Learning and the integration of technology into education, she is the founder of the Media Arts program at Palo Alto High School, where she built a journalism program to become one of the largest in the nation. Wojcicki serves as Vice-Chair of Creative Commons and has previously worked as a professional journalist for multiple publications, and blogs regularly for The Huffington Post.

Esther has been intimately involved with Google and GoogleEdu since its inception, where she was one of the leaders in setting up the Google Teacher Academy and remains a guiding force.  

Her roles have also included being a consultant for the U.S Department of Education, Hewlett Foundation, Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching, Google, Silicon Valley Education Foundation and Time Magazine Education. With two Honorary Doctorate Degrees – Palo Alto University (2013) and Rhode Island School of Design (2016). She was California Teacher of the Year; a recipient of the Gold Key by Columbia Scholastic Press Association in recognition of her outstanding devotion to the cause of the school press; a board member of Alliance for Excellent Education in Washington, DC, and on the Board of Newseum in DC.

Her latest book features her TRICK Philosophy:  How to Raise Successful People.

About Chitra Anand

Chitra Anand is the award-winning former head of Communications for Microsoft Canada, Director of Marketing at TELUS Corporation and Director of Operations at Open Text. Projects she guided at Microsoft and TELUS have been awarded IABC Gold Quill Awards, Canadian Public Relations Society Awards of Excellence, the Corporate IT Hero award by the Information Technology Association of Canada and the Business for the Arts Awards.

A professor at the Forbes School of Business, Chitra Anand’s latest work is the The Greenhouse Approach:  Cultivating Intrapreneurship in Companies and Organizations.  

Learn more about Chitra on her speaker profile.