What Got Us Talking at Women 2.0 This Week
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By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
The cooler days of fall are upon us, making it the perfect time of year to curl up somewhere cozy with some reading material. Thankfully, the internet is providing plenty, with intriguing posts and articles on technology trends and women in the workforce popping up all over the place. Here are some of the ones that have sparked discussion within the Women 2.0 team this week.
- Ada Lovelace Day makes us happy. To celebrate we were reading these inspiring quotes from women in tech and this fun story from the Atlantic about how the earliest computers were, literally, women (computing power was measured in “kilo-girls”).
- A man attends Grace Hopper and discovers what tech conferences are usually like for women.
- The New York Times talks to four executives about succeeding in business as a woman.
- Stop worrying about whether you should become an entrepreneur, apparently, you already are one.
- Women are leaving the workforce in record numbers (and graduates of top schools are more likely to opt out than other degree holders). What’s going on?
- Do female execs mentor too much? Network with other women too much? Lots of hand wringing in the blogosphere. Could there possibly be so many little ways for women to mess up their careers? Is fretting about this stuff helpful?
- Twitter can’t find any qualified women for its board? They must not be looking very hard because Vivek Wadhwa can think of 16 qualified female candidates — including our CEO Shaherose!
What were you reading this week?
Jessica Stillman (@entrylevelrebel) 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.
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