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|Karen A. Linder|
|Alma mater||B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1982|
|Children||4 sons, 2 daughters|
The book examines broad trends of women in corporate America and looks at case studies within Berkshire Hathaway, a company once dominated by men. She notes that although women continue to lag far behind men as CEOs and board members, there has been a marked increase in recent years in the number of female business leaders in the United States. She frequently lectures on the subject of increasing the business leadership roles of women, including programs sponsored by the US Small Business Administration.
Linder has written and edited numerous scientific articles, chapters and books. She was founding editor of the Journal of Cytotechnology, and is a past president of the American Society for Cytotechnology.
She is also an accomplished artist, and her paintings and sculptors feature contemporary landscapes and unique floral patterns, and her works are housed in more than 100 institutional and private collections.   She is a Board member of arts and educational organization including the Museum of Nebraska Art and KANEKO a leading cultural center in Omaha, Nebraska. In June 2014 she was elected to the Board of Governors of Nebraska Wesleyan University.
In 2012, she founded Linspiration, Inc., a consulting service that mentors and educates entrepreneurs. She also was a co-founder of Pipeline, a three-state organization which connects high-growth entrepreneurs with investors and mentors. She is a board member of the Nebraska Angels and of SkyVu Entertainment a leading mobile gaming company. She is founder and principal of Linseed Capital and lectures on approaches to secure angel funding.
She is co-founder and president of Tethon3D, a company that provides products and services for 3D printing of ceramics by additive manufacturing techniques.
Awards, personal and family
In 2013 she, as a cofounder of Linseed Capital was recognized as Investor of the Year in the Silicon PrairieIn 2014 she and Jim Linder received the Entrepreneurial Leadership Award for their work in supporting new companies in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. In June 2014, Linder was one of ten women honored by the Women's Center for Advancement for her work, achievements and lifelong commitment to helping women and children stay safe. Linder is married to James Linder, M.D., a physician and business executive. The couple has six children.
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