Startup acquisitions make news! Celebrate the women starting and exiting companies in technology.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
This morning, Forbes announced their annual “30 Under 30″ lists, launching a cavalcade of public congratulations for the named, and also leaving many women in tech wondering “where are the women?” in Forbes lists?
24-year old Danielle Fong holds top billing in the “30 Under 30″ for energy (and will be speaking at Women 2.0′s PITCH Conference). In the “30 Under 30″ for social & mobile, 29-year old Clara Shih (Co-Founder, Hearsay Social) announced her seat on Starbuck’s board last week. No doubt women are blazing trails in technology, business and innovation.
By Alexis Ringwald (Co-Founder, Valence Energy; acquired by Serious Energy)
I stood in front of the auditorium at Tohoku University, Japan’s MIT, in Sendai —- a few miles from the epicenter of recent devastation. I was the first American embassy speaker to visit the region since the tragedy. It was hot, and I was sweating.
Nearly six months earlier, the U.S. Embassy in Japan had invited me, as a young female entrepreneur, to give a series of lectures to university and young professional audiences, particularly women, on “cleantech innovations and entrepreneurship.” This was before the country’s sudden impact by a natural disaster and concomitant nuclear leak at the Fukushima plant in March 2011.