Tag Archive: Cove

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Lessons of the She ++ Conference

    A treasure trove of tips, predictions and insight from the conference’s keynote speaker, Marc Andreessen, in conversation with Ruchi Sanghvi, co-founder of Cove and first female engineer at Facebook.

    by Salem Kimble (Manager, Online Strategies, BetterWorld Telecom)

    Women 2.0 is leading the charge in the world of technology for connecting women with opportunity and each other. But the timing is ripe for this conversation everywhere; including at the Stanford Computer Science department, where two female undergrads, Ellora Israni and Ayna Agarwal looked around and thought – where are all the women in engineering and computer science majors? How do we connect female high school students and undergraduates in college with the inspiration and encouragement to go for a career in this field?

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    by Angie Chang

    Dropbox Acquires Online Collaboration Tool Cove, Co-Founded By Ruchi Sanghvi (AKA Facebook’s First Female Engineer)

    By Samihah Azim (User Experience Product Manager, 6waves Lolapps)

    The past week has been a particularly exciting week for women in technology. First, mobile search engine startup Chomp, co-founded by CTO Cathy Edwards, was acquired by Apple.

    Then Dropbox announced their acquisition of Cove, an online collaboration tool for groups, co-founded by Ruchi Sanghvi. She was also the first female engineer at Facebook.

    Cove’s founders, Aditya Agarwal, Ruchi Sanghvi, and Akhil Wable had previously been Facebook executives.

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    by Managing Editor

    Facebook’s First Female Engineer: “It Was Difficult to Break into the Boys’ Club”

    Ruchi Sanghvi was an engineer at Facebook for five years, and was the only woman who was an original member of the team. Now she runs her own company, Cove. She discusses the difficulties and, ultimately, the rewards of being a woman in the tech industry. 

    When Ruchi Sanghvi arrived for her first job interview at Facebook’s headquarters, no one was there. She was undeterred. Impressed by the place, the people, and the product, which she had spent hours using as a student at Carnegie Mellon University, she became Facebook’s first female engineer, one of the first