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The Top 10 Women 2.0 Posts of 2013

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A roundup of the most popular articles from the year.

By Jessica Schimm (Assistant Editor, Women 2.0)

 Happy New Year’s! Here’s our top ten posts of 2013!

Top Five Articles from Women 2.0

1. Female Founders To Watch: 2012 SXSWi Speakers Edition

There will be no shortage of women entrepreneurs at SXSWi. Here are just a few of the many female founders speaking.

2. 10 Female Founders to Watch Out of Israel

Israel has a bustling startup ecosystem; here are some incredible female founders who have contributed to it.

3. How to Become a Designer Without Going to Design School

You don’t need a fancy four-year degree to become a designer if you follow this self-taught designer’s detailed step-by-step plan to teach yourself.

4. What Square Is Doing to Build a Female-Friendly Culture

A female engineer at Square shares what the payment processing startup is doing to make the company friendlier for women — and more awesome for everyone who works there.

5. Coffee Meets Bagel: Debunking 3 Dating Myths In San Francisco

Debunking the three biggest dating myths in San Francisco.

Top Five Articles From Our Friends

1. Women Don’t Negotiate Because They’re Not Idiots

Women do better in situations with “low structural ambiguity”: where there is more information and lower uncertainty about the potential salary range and appropriate norms for negotiation.

2. Tina Fey’s Rules For Improv… And Your Career

Lessons in the workplace from Tina Fey.

3. How to Get Meetings With People Too Busy to See You

Asking, “Can I have coffee with you to pick your brain?” is probably the worst possible way to get a meeting with someone with a busy schedule.  Here’s a better approach.

4. Negotiating My First Offer As A Female Developer Fresh Out Of Hackbright Academy

I remembered what I’d been told – that in this case, most men would just forge on and make a counter offer, so that’s what I should do, and it was not a big deal on the company’s side.

5. 10 Ways to Make Your Video Go Viral on YouTube

A designer whose YouTube video was viewed more than 3 million times shares her secrets to creating viral content.

What kind of posts do you want to see more of in 2014?

Jess headshotJessica Schimm (@JessicaSchimm) is the assistant editor at Women 2.0. She is a recent graduate of San Francisco State where she earned a B.A. in journalism and was the editor-in-chief of SF State’s Her Campus chapter. She has a strong interest in women’s issues and writes about them on her blog.