Tag Archive: Gina Bianchini

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    by Angie Chang

    When a Billionaire Launches a Grassroots Revolution

    Maureen Dowd bitingly referred to her the “PowerPoint Pied Piper in Prada ankle boots. Then the anti-Sandberg pendulum swung in the opposite direction, with the likes of Mohamed El-Erian, PIMCO CEO, calling the book recommended reading for CEOs.

    By Leah Eichler (Founder, Femme-O-Nomics)

    No good deed goes unpunished is a lesson that Sheryl Sandberg has learned over the last few weeks leading up to the release on Monday of her self-proclaimed feminist manifesto, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. In remarkable waves, media

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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

    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

    Strong Female Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

    By Natalie MacNeil (Co-Founder, YEC Women)

    The following answers are provided by YEC Women. Co-Founded by Natalie MacNeil and Scott Gerber, YEC Women is an initiative of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the country’s most promising young entrepreneurs.

    The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to youth unemployment and underemployment and provides its members with access to tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of a business’s development and growth.

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    Gina Bianchini Launches Mightybell with $2.1M in Funding

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

    Mightybell launched today from Ning cofounder and former CEO Gina Bianchini. This is her second startup. She raised a $2.1 million in seed funding last year from Floodgate and First Round Capital.

    ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick notes Mightybell offers “a clean Content Management System, an iPhone app and extensive analytics to allow individuals who’ve had great experiences, like going on a hike in Alaska or connecting returning veterans with jobs, to make far more sophisticated calls to action and for everyone to help each other succeed.” Follow Gina Bianchini on Twitter at @ginab.