Once a naysayer about gender discrimination, this conference speaker shares how she experienced it first hand and came to the conclusion that the glass ceiling is higher than she thought it was.
By Bianca Bosker (Technology Editor, The Huffington Post)
Though the tech sector prides itself on disruption, innovation, and a total disregard for the status quo, there’s one part of it that appears impervious to change: the glass ceiling.
Even as other traditionally male-dominated sectors, such as financial services industry, have diversified their ranks by adding more female leaders, the tech industry has lagged behind in admitting women to top roles, as well as tracking their progress in the workplace, according to a Thomson Reuters report examining changes in gender equality between 2005 and 2010.
By Rip Empson (Writer, TechCrunch)
By this point, women in technology, especially those in powerful positions, are probably tired of hearing about: women in technology.
But, tonight, during a conversation with Charlie Rose, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg was asked exactly that: If the tech industry is today a place where women can find the level of opportunity that she, as a top executive at one of the world’s most well-known companies, would like them to be able to find.
Sandberg holds that women have made
By Geri Stengel (Founder & President, Ventureneer)
The Forbes list of the World’s Most Powerful Women includes no American-born entrepreneurs. Yes, it includes corporate execs, high government officials, and celebrities who leveraged their fame into businesses but no one who started a small business that became a huge business.
Where are the Billie Jean Gates and Marcella Zuckerbergs? I’m an entrepreneur and a woman. Where are my role models on this list?
Around #20 that you see a female entrepreneur —