Tag Archive: Confidence

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    by Angie Chang

    Girls, Repeat After Me: "I’m Great"

    Editor’s note: Joy will be a judge at the Women 2.0 Conference on February 14, evaluating the 10 women-led startups pitching live onstage for PITCH SF Startup Competition!

    By Joy Marcus (Partner, DFJ Gotham Ventures)

    Recently, my 12 year old daughter suffered her first real crisis of confidence. She did badly on a math test (usually an easy A for her). She found out just as she was going to take another test which affected her score on the subsequent test. Not a great sequence of events.

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    by Angie Chang

    Do You Sabotage Your Own Success?

    You are scared because you want it. You are scared because you know you have the chance to be amazing. You are scared because it means something to you. This is your brain weighing risk and reward. Take the reward.

    By Kelly Studer (Career Stylist, Kelly Studer Consulting)

    Not that long ago, I was lined up to speak on a panel to 100+ people when the organizer called and asked me if I’d be willing to give the keynote speech. They came to me with this request only 8 days before the event, so I assumed they were only asking me

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    by Angie Chang

    Get The Tech Job Without The "Chest-Thumping"

    The founders of coding school Hackbright Academy explain why they went with an all-female format and how it’s working out for graduates.

    By Jessica Stillman (Contributing Writer, Women 2.0)

    Startup fever may be raging like never before, but the number of women graduating from computer science programs is actually falling. Christian Fernandez, co-founder of Hackbright Academy, has his suspicions as to what’s to blame from this paradox.

    “It’s purely anecdotal but there are a lot of women who

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    by Angie Chang

    Watch The Women Techmakers Panel At Google I/O 2012 (Video)

    “Get out of the mode of what you do day-to-day and what is important today, and get a new perspective.”

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

    In the days leading up to the Google developer confeerence – Google I/O 2012 – a Women Techmakers event at Google’s San Francisco office was the hottest ticket in town.

    Women building products at Google sat on the panel moderated by Megan Smith (VP, Google), who kicked off the panel by citing Alice Walker – “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for”. She encouraged the audience to take ownership of projects to reap benefits for both your company and your career. She moderates a thoughtful discussion on women in technology today.