Domestic firm Xiaomi is looking to rival global giant Apple in the technology market

Published in FOCUS magazine. Designer, developer, and retailer of smartphones, apps and consumer electronics, Xiaomi ranked third in Fast Company’s 2014 list of ‘Most Innovative Companies’ – the only Chinese organisation to make the cut. Now the largest smartphone maker on the Mainland and nicknamed the ‘Apple of China’, Xiaomi could be a game changer. … Continue reading Domestic firm Xiaomi is looking to rival global giant Apple in the technology market

Singles Market

As published in FOCUS magazine's December issue. Just as Western companies use Valentine’s Day to capitalise on budding – or established – relationships, Single’s Day celebrates anoth- er special someone: me, myself, and I. Instead of an evening of flowers, chocolate, and gourmet cuisine, this holiday sees pyjama-clad consum- ers sitting at midnight in front … Continue reading Singles Market

For Entrepreneurs, Switching Careers Can Be A Good Thing

As published on Forbes.com on June 4, 2013. “It is important to understand that innovation happens in many ways. We should not get hung up on thinking an innovation is a massive breakthrough. Innovation often comes in a series of steps,” recommends Kay Koplovitz, Chairman & CEO at Koplovitz & Co LLC and the founder … Continue reading For Entrepreneurs, Switching Careers Can Be A Good Thing

Networking… Ladies, You’re Doing it All Wrong

As published on Forbes.com on May 28, 2013. What motivated me to join the editorial team of Innovating Women: Past, Present & Future, co-authored by Vivek Wadhwa and Farai Chideya, was the real need for women to hear true stories about how other women strategized in their careers and rose to the top. One of … Continue reading Networking… Ladies, You’re Doing it All Wrong

Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology

As Research & Editorial Director for Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology , Van Nest acted as a contributing writer and project manager. She conducted research, fact-checked, and interviewed along with assisting in the management of a crowd-sourced discussion platform made up of over 300 female founders and tech professionals.  To help the book launch, she … Continue reading Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology