Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti
Wilen-Daugenti, Ph.D. is
Vice President and Managing Director of the
Apollo Research Institute and is Visiting Scholar at Stanford
Education pays off.
That is the mission and vision of Tracey, one of the world’s leading authorities on the convergence of education, technology, and the workforce. She is Vice President and Managing Director of Apollo Research Institute. The Institute’s research demonstrates the value of education and provides recommendations to help leaders make the decisions that will ensure today’s workforce is employable tomorrow.
Tracey sees education, technology, and the workforce from multiple perspectives. As a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Media X program, she knows what it takes to produce superior research and analysis. As a former Silicon Valley executive, she knows the relevance of education in our global high-technology economy. Finally, her work at Apollo Research Institute opens up insights into making education more accessible, sustainable, and relevant to the workplace.
Her own education path includes a master’s degree and doctorate in business. She has held executive positions at Hewlett-Packard and Apple, and was the Practice Lead for Cisco Systems’ strategy organization. For over 15 years, she has taught business and women’s studies at colleges and universities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Through her numerous books, papers, presentations, and media appearances, Tracey has catalyzed new thinking among business leaders and academics in over 100 countries. In her books .edu: Technology and Learning Environments in Higher Education (2008) and Society 3.0: How Technology is Reshaping Education, Work, and Society (2012), she explores the intersection of technology, education, and business. These future-forward but pragmatic books have profound implications for employers seeking new talent, employees who want to stay relevant, and educators who desire to prepare the next-generation workforce.
Her research also extends to how women are a force for positive change in the workplace and society. She has written seven books on the reality of doing business in emerging markets around the world. Three generations of women have learned how to do business on three continents from her publications on women in international business.
Her books include China for Businesswomen: A Strategic Guide to Travel, Negotiating, and Cultural Differences, Europe for Women in Business, Asia for Women on Business: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea, International Business: A Basic Guide for Women, and Doing Business with Japanese Men: A Woman’s Handbook. Her papers and articles include Technology Trends 2011, Credibility in Business in China, Food, China, and Business, Hitting a Glass ceiling, Try China, Women and business dinners in China, Women, negotiating, and China, New Trends in Education 2010, and The Future of Work and Education 2009. Read the full list of her papers and articles!
Tracey is a source of first choice on national and international radio and television programs, including CNN, KQED, CNBC, and ABC. She is frequently quoted in the mass media and outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Wired magazine, and San Jose Mercury News. She was named San Francisco Woman of the Year for her outreach efforts and research on women and technology.
“Education pays off,” says Tracey, “because it is the best way to create tomorrow’s future today.”
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