Tag Archive: Clara Shih

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    by Angie Chang

    (Infographic) Ada Lovelace Day Celebrates Women Leaders In Tech

    The goal of Ada Lovelace Day is to create new role models for girls and women in these male-dominated fields by raising the profile of other women in STEM.

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

    Today is Ada Lovelace Day – October 16, 2012 is about blogging and sharing stories of women, from engineers to scientists, from technologists to mathematicians. Who has inspired you?

    Over the last year, a number of technical women

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: PITCH Finalists (Where Are They Now?)

    Women 2.0 PITCH startup competitions finalists continue to impress over the years.

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

    After the years ago by, we wonder “Where are they now?”

    The finalists for the last 5 years of PITCH startup competition have gone to impress us with their mettle and ability to adapt and evolve. Some are still working on the same startup, while some have pivoted or moved on to another venture or business opportunity.

    Here are female founders who have placed as finalists for the Women 2.0 PITCH startup competitions, and gone on to a variety of impressive and interesting things:

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Enterprise Social Marketing Companies

    Social media marketing serving the masses means high-growth startups – creating lots of value and jobs.

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

    PITCH 2010 Startup Competition finalist Amita Paul pitched Objective Marketer onstage at the November conference. A few months later, Objective Marketer was acquired by Emailvision!

    This year, we’ve seen big exits from social media marketing companies, starting with Buddy Media (co-founded by COO Kass Lazerow) getting acquired by Salesforce for a whopping $689M), Involver was acquired by Oracle while Wildfire Interactive (co-founded by CEO Victoria Ransom) was acquired by Google for $250M.

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    by Angie Chang

    Facebook Is Missing Something Obvious

    Companies with women on their boards have been proven to lead to a higher ROI.

    By Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0)

    To continue its explosive growth, Facebook needs to innately understand and cater to their most lucrative user: women. The best way to do that is to add a woman to their board.

    Let’s look at the facts about how women rule the web: 71% of Facebook’s daily active users are women (58% of total users are women). That’s almost three-fourth’s of their user base. Women are clearly Facebook’s #1 customer.

    And, it’s not just on Facebook. Women are driving activity on Twitter (59% are women), women dominate Pinterest

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    by Angie Chang

    How Walmart Is Localizing Its Stores With Facebook

    A local-social strategy to make big-box stores more relevant to their communities.

    By Clara Shih (Co-Founder & CEO, Hearsay Social)

    Long before the digital age, all business was local and social. Customer engagement was paramount. Shopkeepers, barbers and Avon ladies alike intuitively knew that their ability to connect with customers would often determine whether a purchase would be made. They understood that building long-standing relationships with customers would result in repeat visits and loyalty.

    For many successful proprietors, this meant knowing customers by name, remembering their likes and dislikes and being on hand to answer product questions.

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    by Angie Chang

    Clara Shih: What The Facebook IPO Means

    Stay focused and keep shipping.

    By Clara Shih (Co-Founder & CEO, Hearsay Social)

    It’s electrifying here in Silicon Valley this week, even more so than usual. Normally, many of us are heads down, focused on our own companies, but right now, even in the land of “what’s next?” all anyone can talk about is the Facebook IPO.

    This week marks the dawn of a new era. Facebook going public – with a billion users worldwide and $3.7 billion in revenue – confirms that Facebook is doing to Google today what Google did to Microsoft nearly a decade ago. It’s hard to believe that it’s been eight years since the Google IPO.

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    by Angie Chang

    Choose Investors Thoughtfully: The Levo League Founders

    Video interview with Levo League founders Caroline Ghosn and Amanda Pouchot.

    By Pemo Theodore (Founder, Ezebis)

    Founded in 2011, Levo League’s mission is to help young professional women to thrive in the workplace without compromising their identities as women.

    Caroline Ghosn is co-founder and CEO who spent over three years at McKinsey, where Caroline met co-founder and CIO Amanda Pouchot on the first day of the job. The two were the youngest in their respective assignments and frequently the only women. They have raised $1.25M in their initial round of funding.

    Below is a partial transcript of the video interview

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: TechFellow Award Winners

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

    TechFellow Awards is an annual startup investment program to honor those innovating in high-tech entrepreneurship.

    Supporters of the TechFellow Awards include the Founders Fund, TechCrunch, and NEA. There are four categories – general management, disruptive innovation, product design & marketing, and engineering leadership. Each category is awarded five winners.

    This year, there were more women than ever winning awards, including former TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde and Bit.ly Chief Scientist Hilary Mason.

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Your Next Board Member Should Be A Woman

    By Aileen Lee (Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)

     

    Good questions have been asked lately of tech companies without gender diversity on their boards of directors. While women comprise 51% of the population, they make up only 15.7% of Fortune 500 boards of directors, less than 10% of California tech company boards, and 9.1% of Silicon Valley boards.

    Why should we care? For one, women are the power users of many products and it’s just smart business to have an understanding of key customers around the table. Could you imagine a game company without any gamers on the leadership team or board?

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    by Angie Chang

    Where Are The Women In Forbes “30 Under 30″?

    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.

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    by Angie Chang

    Hearsay Social Raises $18M Series B, Founded by Clara Shih

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

    Hearsay Social announced $18M in Series B funding today.

    Hearsay Social “exists to keep corporations and their employees out of trouble on the internet and turn social media into a source of brand engagement, not embarrassment,” said Dean Takahashi at VentureBeat.

    Clara Shih is the Founder & CEO of Hearsay Social.

    Clara authored bestselling