Mentoring Maven

Deborah Mills-Scofield helps mid to large-sized companies make strategic planning a verb. She also is a partner in an early stage Venture Capital firm.  Deb has written for Harvard Business Review and other venues, including her own blog, and has contributed to several books.  Deb graduated from Brown University in 3 years and helped start the Cognitive Science concentration.  After graduation she went to AT&T Bell Labs where her patent was one of the highest-revenue generating patents for AT&T and Lucent.  She is on the Advisory Council of Brown University’s Engineering School and RISD’s DESINE-Lab and lectures at Brown.  Deb also mentors student entrepreneurs of all types, advises in the Brown Design Workshop, and supports those involved in STEAM. She measures her success by her clients’ success and their impact. She can be reached at @dscofield on twitter or

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Also, check out this curated list of Deb’s go-to advice and resources.