“Gender Differences in Business Thinking”
Alice Lusk is an experienced executive in both major corporations and an entrepreneur. Alice Lusk is currently leading her own company, Lusk Associates, after a 23 year corporate career in technology. She is a Senior Advisor to numerous start-up companies and serves on a variety of boards. For the past 10 years she has on a pro bono basis advised women owned businesses.
Lusk spent 20 years at Electronic Data Systems. She led numerous initiatives and businesses for this prominent technology services company. Participated in the growth of EDS, from $250 million and 3,000 employees to revenue of $10 billion, 33 countries and 85,000 employees. As a leader of one of EDS' six industry groups, was intimately knowledgeable about all aspects of the business. During Lusk's 20 year career she held nearly every job function from systems engineer to national sales director to Corporate Vice President. As a Corporate Officer and Group Executive for the Healthcare and Insurance Group, she was responsible for all aspects of the $800 million business. This was followed by a Senior Executive role at both NCR and Universal Studios. The most recent role as Chief Technology Officer at Universal Studios was focused on developing a strategy to migrate the company to the digital environment.
As an entrepreneur, she is a founding partner of Lusk-Moore and Associates, an advanced technology development company. Currently, Lusk is focused on completing development of a quantitative engine to measure the thinking patterns of business executives. In her capacity as an advisor to female executives, she has used the knowledge gained in research. A specific focus on gender pattern differentiation is the result of the research.
Lusk graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BA degree in German and Geography. She received her MBA at the University of Georgia. She was honored as a distinguished alumnus of the University of Georgia in 1994.