Tag Archive: Girls Who Code

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    by Angie Chang

    The Value in Disrupting Yourself: Apprentice at a Startup!

    ‘Disrupt’ is a word that gets thrown around often in entrepreneurial and tech startup communities. But in order to disrupt an industry or market, you have to first disrupt yourself.

    By Jasmine Gao (Data Strategist, Bitly & Fellow, Enstitute)

    “You always have to do something that puts you in a zone you don’t know. Someone once told me that growth and comfort do not coexist, and I think it’s a really good thing to remember.”
    - Ginni Rometty, the Chairman and CEO of IBM

    I realized first-hand the importance of this separation of growth and comfort after joining Bitly as an Enstitute fellow apprenticing under Chief Scientist Hilary Mason.

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    by Jessica Stillman

    VCs to Women: Please Apply!

    Two years ago, venture capital firm OATV bemoaned the lack of female applicants for an open associate position. A tweet today indicates things haven’t changed much. What’s stopping female applicants?

    By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

    When an associate position opened up at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures a couple of years ago, impressive applications streamed in.

    “The candidate pool is a wildly diverse mix of nationalities, skill sets, educational paths, professional experiences and personal interests,” reported co-founder Bryce Roberts. There was only one problem: “they’re all guys.”

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    by Angie Chang

    Get Introduced To Startup Ecosystem Leaders At PITCH NYC 2012 – NY Tech Meetup, 85 Broads, Girl Develop It, Springboard Enterprises, Pipeline Fellowship, Startup Weekend, Girls Who Code, Golden Seeds

    Representatives from organizations will be attending PITCH NYC 2012.

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

    We are a little more than a week away from Women 2.0′s first PITCH Conference in New York – a full day of successful women entrepreneurs speaking about starting up and going big!

    Along with mentoring at lunchtime, we will be introduced to the startup ecosystem in New York on November 14 during lunch by:

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    by Angie Chang

    Girls Who Code Graduates First Inaugural Class In NYC

    Girls paired up to complete their final projects, from mobile apps to computer games.

    By Grace Nasri (Managing Editor, FindTheBest)

    The first inaugural class of Girls Who Code graduated last Thursday after the 8-week summer crash course in technology and computer science. From about 100 applicants, 20 girls from underserved high schools across New York were chosen to participate in the summer program supported by big-name backers

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    by Angie Chang

    New York: Girls Who Code

    If this next group of girls can walk out feeling like they rule, then there is no doubt you are looking at the next generation of young women in the tech world.

    By Joanne Wilson (Blogger & Angel Investor, Gotham Gal)

    Please meet the next generation of the tech world – these lovely young women sitting in a room in Chelsea learning how to code, think big and become engineers.

    Reshma Saujani who founded Girls Who Code is showing all of us how to make a difference in kids lives. She is also running for NYC public advocate.

    Her passion for getting girls interested in technology and reaching across the divide is impressive – and she is making a difference doing what she talks about.