TEDxArcadiaUniversity: Elaine Whelan
"So much of the success I have achieved in creativity and leadership was the result of dealing with adversity, and one of the key ingredients in this has been the support of good people."
Elaine Whelan graduated from Abington High School in Abington, PA. Elaine holds degrees in Business Administration and Humanities and Technology from Drexel University. She graduated with honors and was No. 1 in the class. Elaine did her graduate work at University of Pennsylvania in philology, as well as Johns Hopkins University for advanced statistics for research.
She has many published articles and two published books:
My Mom's Making History. This book involves the landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, Whelan v. Jaslow. The case confirmed the U.S. Copyright Act as the protector of intellectual property rights for computer software and determined guidelines to distinguish expression versus idea. This Supreme Court decision has been one of the most cited cases and to date has not been overturned.
Jameer, which was selected for Read Across America Day.
In addition to these accomplishments and many others, she has held positions as a systems consultant since 1972, and her current occupation is President of Mainstreet Systems & Software Inc.
Elaine has spoken at many seminars in the past, and she is honored to speak at TEDxArcadia. In her TEDTalk, she plans to focus on the creative process and how copyrights are involved in that, as well as the importance of surrounding yourself with good people.