About Women 2.0
Women 2.0 is a media brand designed for the next generation of technology leaders. Women 2.0 creates content, community and events for aspiring and current innovators in technology.
Strengthen technology businesses by connecting, inspiring and educating the next generation of technology leaders. Women 2.0 lives in the future, today – we see no barriers, we see no boundaries, we only see a meritocratic business landscape.
Women 2.0 was founded in April 2006 with the vision to make a difference — with 30% of tech workers being women, 10% female founders, 10% female investors, 24% women sourced in news — something had to change. We became passionate about catalyzing this change. We saw how important it was to have more women in technology as leaders, founders, investors. As our passion project – we, the founders, hosted networking events in our own apartments, open to men and women (to complete strangers!). After 5 years of operating Women 2.0 as a “side project” and being pulled by the momentum of the growing community, we have grown Women 2.0 into the leading brand for the next generation of technology leaders. Everyday our work is inspired by the fact that we get to be the change we want to see in the world.
Women 2.0 Products
Content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology.
A unique content platform where founders, investors and innovators share their startup stories, tips and tricks and guidance.
Twice annual Conferences focused on exploring up-and-coming trends in innovation and the people and stories behind disruptive innovation.
The run-up to every Women 2.0 Conference is defined by a competition for early-stage technology startups. We receive 200+ submissions from 20+ countries. Winners pitch on-stage to iconic investors to gain exposure and feedback.
Women 2.0’s signature networking event to promote the creation of new networks among everyone in tech (men and women). Held monthly in 20 cities around the world.
A twice monthly Google Hangout for founders to pitch 2-3 investors. Founders get feedback to master their pitches and make a valuable connection with an investor.
A weekly, live broadcast where Women 2.0 sits down with an innovator to gain advice and insights on their disruptive journey in technology.
Shaherose Charania, CEO & Co-Founder
Shaherose is the CEO and Co-Founder of Women 2.0. She began her career working at various startups in Silicon Valley as the lead for Product Management, Design and Marketing at: Ribbit (British Telecom), Talenthouse and JAJAH (sold to Telefonica/O2). She is an active advisor to early stage technology startups through her idea lab, Founder Labs which she founded in 2010 and sits on the board of World Good Solutions. Her life purpose lies in driving positive change through innovation. Shaherose holds a B.A. in Business Admin from The University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business. Follow her on Twitter at @shaherose.
Jessica Stillman, Editor
Jessica Stillman is an editor at Women 2.0 and a freelance writer with interests in unconventional career paths, generational differences, and the future of work. She writes a daily column for Inc.com and has blogged for CBS MoneyWatch, GigaOM and Brazen Careerist, among others. Follow her on Twitter at @entrylevelrebel.
Joy joined DFJ Gotham Ventures as Venture Partner in May 2011. Prior to joining DFJ Gotham Ventures, Joy was General Manager, US for video website Dailymotion, from its US launch through its acquisition by Orange (France Telecom) in January 2011. Prior to Dailymotion, Joy was SVP Global Marketing at Time Warner and VP Business Development of Barnes&Noble.com, which she helped take public in 1999. She was VP International Business Development at MTV Networks and began her career as an M&A lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton.
Dianna Mullins is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Silicon Valley-based Glam Media. In addition to her passion for tech, she is also the creator of The Beverly Mullins Memorial Scholarship Fund at UC Berkeley and adviser to women-led companies including Women 2.0. Her career has been focused on early stage start-ups, organizational structures, company culture, team dynamics and most importantly, people. Her core strength is creating the synergy between people, processes and strategy to bring a vision and strategy to life. An avid lover of independent film and women’s issues, Dianna is an active advocate for women in business, technology, and education. She can be found on twitter: @diannarae.
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Women 2.0 HQ is located at Hatch Today, 645 Harrison St. Suite 200. San Francisco, CA 94107.