You can start up in any area that you love and that are confident will make you a profit, but it can be hard to know exactly which industries offer the best opportunities for female founders. The good news? We’ve found nine to get you started.
Six talented and emerging digital start-ups have been chosen for BBC Worldwide Labs’ second programme which kicks off in June. An impressive three of them have female founders. Women 2.0 speaks to the Labs’ own Jenny Fielding.
Today 500 Mexico City announces its latest batch of startups. 18 firms have made the cut and no less than seven have female founders.
“Diversity isn’t defined as having more women, diversity is defined as having more voices at the table.”
By Jazmin Hupp (Director of Marketing, Tekserve)
Jessica Lawrence spoke about There’s No Ambition Gap: Truth About Women in Tech at SXSW Interactive today. The first question poised is why do we still need to have this “feminist” conversation when women are more than half of college graduates and so on. But when you look at tech conferences, company boards, and most of the c-suites, it’s obvious that our HR masquerade for diversity
A thought-provoking article argues that — unconsciously or not – fundraising female founders are still stigmatized for the kind of firmness that would be celebrated in a man, leaving them little room to maneuver. Do you agree?
By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
Women don’t get ahead because they don’t ask, says a chorus of boosters of female accomplishment. If we could just get the ladies to take a firmer stand and be more assertive, they grumble, their professional problems would be well on the way to being solved.
Of please, respond researchers, women don’t ask because they’re not idiots.
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“Doing startups rewards doing high quality work instantly. If you can build/design a good site or product, you’ll get attention right away,” said Holden Steinberg, co-founder of PageWoo.
By Kevin Winston (Founder & CEO, Digital LA)
From Westwood in California – “Perfect your pitch PPT,” “find mentors and investors” and “assemble a rock star team,” said panelists on our Digital LA female founders panel.
Our panel is the first-ever panel in LA featuring all women founders of tech companies. Most played major roles in our recent Silicon Beach Fest and had been featured in the Forbes article Female Founders of Silicon Beach.
Your Startup Pitch:
By Katie Gage (Programming Manager, Springboard Enterprises)
Melinda Wittstock (Founder & CEO, NewsiT) is launching her new mobile app at SXSW, demoing on Friday, and pitching at Hatchpitch on Sunday. NewsiT is a crowd-reporting platform and a social network for news.
Here are a list of Springboard companies that will be at SXSW: