What Got Us Talking at Women 2.0 This Week
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By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
There were rich pickings online this week for our Women 2.0 reading guide as interesting links flew around the office. Here’s a sampling of some of the articles and posts that sparked the most conversation:
- “What do women bring to the board table?” writes Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times, answering that “the best problem-solving doesn’t come from a group of the best individual problem-solvers, but from a diverse team whose members complement each other.”
- Pitching investors? Better get your body language right.
- We’re discussing the future of dating & tech at our upcoming conference. We hope it doesn’t look like this.
- Wearables is another hot topic we’re covering at the conference, and so is the Harvard Business Review, where one expert argues that the future doesn’t look anything like Google Glass.
- Even Lady Gaga’s manager is a tech investor? Is this a signal the distance been tech and entertainment is shrinking? Maybe the war that started over a decade ago with Napster is finally coming to an end.
- Speaking of entertainment, of the 250 highest grossing films of the past four years, only 7% of them were directed by women. These producers are trying to change that.
- How to do online networking right.
- “America loses when VC money ignores women,” writes Lauren Leader Chivée on Inc.com, adding “If Thomas Edison had been a woman, we might be reading this in the dark.”
- Founders Deena Varshavskaya, Julia Hartz and Ruzwana Bashir makes Vanity Fair’s list of ‘The Next Establishment.’
- And your weekly dose of tech people doing sexist stuff: women who wear high heels are dumb, opined one CEO, while an SF hackerspace had the brilliant idea to throw a ‘Hackers and Hookers’ Halloween party.
What got you talking 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, contributes regularly to Forbes and has blogged for CBS MoneyWatch, GigaOM and Brazen Careerist, among others.