This isn’t to say that there aren’t plenty of Women that are doing amazingly innovative things but it dawned on me why men tend to be involved in more innovation.
Boys like to break stuff.
I have a teenager daughter and two boys and I can tell you from personal experience that boys just like to break stuff more than girls do. We love breaking stuff. It;s not mean or malicious, it’s just fun. Innovation, often (but not always) requires breaking stuff along the way. And when I look at some of the women I know doing innovative things it’s often times in an additive or collaborative way. This is good.
Bottom line I think men and women could learn a lot from each others approaches. So to men and women alike, go break stuff… uh, in a collaborative way.