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Katherine Manuel

"Raising the next generation of innovative women"

Queens of Tech Podcast

60+ questions with female tech influencers about their journey into STEM


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"Parents of invention, how to raise the next generation of innovative women."

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Katherine is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience leading innovation and transformation initiatives. Her specialty is bridging the language gap between technologists and the C-suite and leading small teams to accomplish big things. She currently is the Chief Operations Officer at House of Blueberry, the leading fashion house in the metaverse.

Katherine serves as an operating partner of IDEA Fund Partners, a venture capital firm in North Carolina’s Tech Triangle, and is a guest lecturer at Duke University on innovation and strategy.

Katherine spent over a decade at Thomson Reuters, culminating her time by building a new organization focused on shifting the company from acquisition- to organic-oriented growth. This encompassed defining the vision, developing the team, and creating international programs that reached employees, customers, and partners. Under her guidance, the innovation fund she ran invested in over 100 ideas and experienced over 300% ROI within three years of launch.

Katherine has been featured on Cheddar TV, in the Financial Times roundtable series, Forbes Woman and Innovation Leader. She has also delivered presentations for the Dallas Business Journal’s Tech Awards and the DFW Alliance of Technology & Women. Katherine holds an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College.

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