Category Archive: Videos

  1. by Jessica Stillman

    SF Conference 2013 CASE STUDY: Paula Long – Scaling a Company to Billion Dollar Exit

    CASE STUDY: Scaling A Company From Founding Team To A Billion Dollar Exit
    Paula Long (Co-Founder & EVP Products/Strategy, EqualLogic — acquired by Dell; Co-Founder & CEO, DataGravity)
    How one technical co-founder started her company and scaled it successfully to serve happy customers. EqualLogic was acquired by Dell for $1.4 billion in 2008.

  2. by Jessica Stillman

    SF Conference 2013 Opening Remarks

    OPENING REMARKS: Welcome
    Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0)
    Kara Swisher (Founder & Co-Executive Editor, AllThingsD)

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    by Jessica Stillman

    When Should You Start Following Your Big Dream?

    When Lauren Bacon received a question from a reader who wanted to know whether she should pursue her dreams now or build up a financial cushion, she turned to consultant Elizabeth Crook for advice. This video captures their insightful discussion. 

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    by Angie Chang

    Record Number of Women Give Tech Talks at PyCon 2013

    PyCon is more than where Donglegate began. This year, PyCon boasted a record number of talks delivered by women. As always, they provided a generous financial aid program promoted by many diversity-minded groups.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    An inclusive developer conference in March for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language, PyCon 2013 was home to free workshops for children 7+ to learn Python from Katie Cunningham and Barbara Shaurette, a feminist hacker lounge hosted by the Ada Initiative, a huge PyLadies lunch and many booths in the expo area for the groups like PyLadies and CodeChix. These booths were not exclusive – in the span of half an hour, I watched several men purchase PyLadies shirts and get more information about the initiative.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Well-Funded Aerospace Startup You Never Heard of

    Ching-Yu Hu, co-founder of Skybox Imaging, talks about building and scaling a company with a bold vision. Her talk begins at minute 30 of the hour-long video.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Four years after Skybox Imaging started at Stanford University, Skybox’s founders (Dan Berkenstock, Julian Mann, John Fenwick and Ching-Yu Hu) kicked off Stanford’s E-Week at STVP’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders seminar.

    Hear the team of Stanford alumni explain their passion

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Female Founders Doing Extraordinary Things: Making Peace

    Ambitious female founders can be found in every corner of entrepreneurship from high tech to high fashion, even working in conflict resolution in war-torn places.

    By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

    Just about every founder hopes their efforts will make the world a slightly better place in some way, but some female entrepreneurs are making impressive and immediate contributions to bettering the planet. Take Alma Abdul-Hadi Jadallah, the founder of Kommon Denominator, for example.

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Wall Street To Venture Capital: How Hard Is It To Make The Switch?

    A venture capitalist who started her career on Wall Street talks about how and why she made the transition to seed stage investing, as well as what she found challenging and rewarding about the switch.

    By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

    Think East Coast vs. West Coast and you’ll probably call up two very distinct images of the frenetic and shivering on the one hand and the tan and mellow on the other (hip hop fans may have other associations). But the distinct cultures of the coasts

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Amanda Palmer: Ask Without Shame

    The singer and Kickstarter success story recently gave a TED talk on a topic close to the heart of many female entrepreneurs: why it’s difficult to ask for things and why you should do it anyway. 

    By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

    The trouble with women, according to both cliché and research, is they often simply don’t ask for things. Which makes alt-rock musician Amanda Palmer’s recent TED talk on the “art of asking” essential viewing for those concerned with pushing more women to attain their full potential. Plus, it’s super entertaining.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Girl Effect And The Global Female Entrepreneurial Spirit

    By Blake Landau (Blogger, What’s Your Story)

    Most of us would agree that education leads to a better life. At a certain age we discover that with economic freedom comes true freedom. If a woman has her own money she has independence, she has choices, she has agency to move about as she pleases.

    A woman with an education can support herself, can start a company, and decide the path of her choice.

    Let’s meet Sanchita — a prime example of how with a little support and resources, girls can be entrepreneurial and start businesses for themselves and for their family.