Keep your business pages on social media current and up to date. Here’s the newest changes you need to know about on Facebook.
Paternity leave helps even the playing field and is good for gender equality, so why aren’t mothers more welcoming to men who take time off?
The female-founded social media success story just received a $20 million investment led by Steve Case’s investment company.
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?
Etsy CTO Kellan Elliott-McCrea: “There’s a decent chance, based on their experience in industry, that your workplace is going to suck” for women, making it hard to recruit women and increase diversity.
By Joan C. Williams (Author, The New Girls’ Network) & Katherine Ullman (Program Associate, Center for WorkLife Law)
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for women in STEM.
Most shockingly, Adria Richards, former developer evangelist at SendGrid, was fired after she publicly reported two men (one of whom was also fired) for making lewd jokes in earshot at a PyCon Conference. Richards has since received nasty messages for speaking out – including some that threatened her safety – in what is now referred to across the web as “Donglegate”
By Lauren Bacon (Author, The Boss of You)
I‘ve written before about the ongoing puzzle of improving the ratio of women to men in the tech sector. It’s an issue with many angles. There’s an acknowledged “pipeline problem” – a lack of women graduating from university with technical degrees (or emerging from the equally prevalent and valued ranks of self-taught programming); earlier-in-the-lifecycle challenges around how girls are encouraged (or not) to study science, tech and math; questions around how to make hiring processes more inclusive of diversity, gender and otherwise; and issues around promotions, board diversity, and leadership positions.
Frankly, sometimes that seems like such a long list I hardly know where to start.
A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion dollars.
By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
Well OK, despite the memorable words of Justin Timberlake’s character in The Social Network, a million dollars in pretty cool too. But a billion dollars is even cooler.
So as part of our mission to encourage female founders to aim as high as possible, here’s a little inspiration in infographic form
It still grates at me that my parents consider their parenting strategy to be “raise your girl like a boy.”
By Julie Zhuo (Director of Product Design, Facebook)
For as long as I can remember, my parents have told me that they raised me like a boy. As soon as I could grasp that the way to raise a child was a thing that – like interior decor – parents could choose, I knew this about my parents’ intentions.
My parents would look at each other, flash a knowing smile, and declare “oh, we raised Julie like a boy”
This supportive community, that ranges from behemoths like Google, to active and innovative individuals like James Governor, is a testament to the sheer potential of London’s startup tech marketplace.
By Francesca Krihely (Community Manager, MongoDB)
I moved to London in May and after living there for six months, I was pleasantly surprised at the market opportunity and community for startups in London. There have been a number of wildly successful London-based startups, namely Canonical, supporters of the Ubuntu Linux distribution and Last.fm, which was acquired