Thursday, February 11th | 6:00 pm | Delivered Remotely

Pillar: Professional


Join Preference Science Technologies Inc founder and CEO Cynthia Holcomb to learn about the joy, passion, and pain of starting a business - and hear why AI is a great opportunity!

Cynthia Holcomb has 20+ years of experience with research and development of technologies designed to elicit female sensory-preference intelligence for use in recommendation engines; based upon female perception, memory and emotion, the underpinnings of Female Cognition, Female AI and Female Intelligence.

Previously, she was the director of design for Nordstrom Inc. She led the successful global design and product “branded” execution of transitioning several private label programs into $200M+ Nordstrom private brands. She was a member of the top line global team leadership to product execution in a multi-classification supply chain.

Cynthia has founded two apparel companies with national distribution at top U.S. retailers including Nordstrom with one exit and one licensee deal. She holds a bachelor of science in clothing and textiles with a minor in marketing from Oregon State University.


Members who are interested need to:

1. REGISTER here

2. Email Helena Raposo after the event at: with proof of attendance to this virtual event (can be your notes from the event, or a screenshot of the event).
3. Upon verification of your participation following the project, you will receive access to complete a brief survey reflection via the Academy Portal as required for all Academy events.


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(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing are eligible to apply)