Tag Archive: Blake Landau

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    by Angie Chang

    Is This What A Business Woman Looks Like? (Hint: There Is No Cookie Cutter)

    Successful women ask for what they want, and more importantly, give themselves what they need.

    By Blake Landau (Founder, Artemis)

    If you would have asked me to create what I thought a successful business woman looked like when I was 15 years old, I would have drawn something similar to what we see in the stock photo images we see on websites.

    She would be angular and slim, in a tight fitting black suit, high heels, pearls and stockings. She’d be standing, hunched

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    by Angie Chang

    Women In Tech Like Working For Other Women In Tech

    Research shows that women gravitate toward women-led companies.

    By Blake Landau (Founder, Artemis)

    Get Satisfaction Vice President of Marketing Azita Martin never realized she was the only woman in the room, until she wasn’t. “Now that I’m here at Get Satisfaction, I realize how refreshing it is. You don’t realize how weird being the only woman actually is until you go somewhere else where there is not only another woman, but a woman CEO,” she said.

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    by Angie Chang

    Successful Business Women Push Back

    A woman’s ability to push back has an astonishingly direct correlation to her success.

    By Blake Landau (Founder, Artemis)

    For many of us (stubborn folks like myself), the best way to learn is through trial and error. And I’ve had a lot of errors. There are so many things I would say if I could talk to the younger version of me. I hope that other women don’t have to wait around until they figure out the answers the hard way.

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    by Angie Chang

    XX In Health: Where Are The Women Decision-Makers And Leaders?

    “We’re providing a disservice to the economy by not catalyzing and supporting the economy of women that are out there.” – Lesa Michell, Kauffman Foundation

    By Blake Landau (Blogger, Artemis)

    There are 150 million women in the United States, roughly 55% of the population. Considering that there are more women in the U.S. than men, it is curious that the individuals largely making the decisions about women’s bodies are not women.

    Women compose a tiny slice of the top in healthcare. Women account for only 4% of healthcare organization CEOs and 18% of hospital CEOs. However women also account for 73% of medical and health services managers.

    So where is the female executive influence in healthcare? Where are the female innovators and entrepreneurs in healthcare?

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    by Angie Chang

    Being Empowered In Business Stems From Being Self-Empowered

    When you feel powerful, you believe you are capable of anything – and you push yourself farther.

    By Blake Landau (Blogger, Artemis)

    Can you imagine if the most important class in business school was “Self Empowerment 101?” Being empowered is a key part of being successful in business — but no one tells you that when you’re graduating from school.

    Self-empowerment affects your confidence levels, and confidence is incredibly important whether you’re running your own business or looking to get ahead in your career.

    Jezebel released a story “The War On Women By the Ridiculous Numbers” stating the average American woman

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    by Angie Chang

    Move The Needle: Women 2.0 PITCH

    By Blake Landau (Director of Marketing, Linqia)

    The fact is there is nothing more romantic than spending Valentines Day at the Computer History Museum with over a thousand women at Women 2.0’s fifth annual PITCH conference.

    There is a demand for mentoring, support and communities where women can support each other. We all know this considering that Women 2.0 events consistently sell out. PITCH was no different with people pouring out of the conference rooms.

    For women to be successful in an industry where

  7. by Angie Chang

    With Programs Like Codecademy, Women Are No Longer Accidentally Excluded From Learning Technology

    “We’re hoping to make everyone literate about the basics of programming while creating a generation of new and talented programmers” Zach Sims, co-Founder of Codecademy told me in an email.

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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.

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    by Managing Editor

    Study Shows Gender Diversity In Company Leadership Still Lagging

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

    It’s official, the tech industry is a major laggard in gender diversity at the highest levels of the corporate ladder, at least according to an extensive study produced by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management pioneered by Research Specialist Amanda Kimball.

    I attended a panel of senior executives at Deloitte in downtown San Francisco last week. The event was co-produced with Watermark, a non-profit that aims to support women in leadership, for the purpose of discussing the results of the 2011 UC Davis report on California Women Business Leaders with alarming statistics

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    by Managing Editor

    Are Women Competitive Enough? Competition: It’s Good For You

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

    Editor’s note: Apply to the Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition for early-stage startups with at least 1 female on the founding team. Deadline to apply is November 30, 2011.

    When I was a kid, I was your average millennial — by which I mean I was on a tight schedule of brownies, soccer practices, Hebrew school, mall outings and birthday parties.

    In the context of AYSO soccer games, I was scary for someone only three and half feet tall.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Story You Haven’t Heard About Oakland (Startups!)

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

    I have a secret for you. There’s a lot going on in Oakland — job creation, innovation and economic growth. The businesses promoted in local events are uplifting the Oakland economy and enjoying all the benefits of the Bay Area’s best kept secret.

    The October 20 panel was produced and sponsored by DBL Investors, the only woman-owned VC firm in the U.S. Managing Partner Nancy Pfund did an elegant job of moderating the panel with five of the Oakland-based companies in their portfolio.

    The panel sat on a dimly lit stage at the Fox Theater