Tag Archive: Huffington Post

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    by Angie Chang

    Women’s Leadership Wish List For 2013

    From skills and strengths development to a bulls**t barometer, here is my women’s leadership Wish List for 2013.

    By Cari E. Guittard (Principal, Global Engagement Partners)

    Women’s leadership is everywhere. Around the world and over the past few years, there have been numerous conferences, forums and events dedicated to advancing women in leadership. You hear about it regularly in the mainstream media and in almost every culture.

    Recruitment, retention and work-life balance are key

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    by Angie Chang

    The Talented Women Entrepreneurs Behind The Leading Children’s App Developer Duck Duck Moose

    “Startup life is all-consuming, but we built the company around the motto “do right by kids” and believe in a culture of flexibility and autonomy.” – Duck Duck Moose co-founder Nicci Gabriel.

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

    Duck Duck Moose co-founder Caroline Hu Flexer (pictured, right) (pictured, right) was a product manager with a background in design and business. Prior to Duck Duck Moose, Caroline worked as a design consultant at IDEO, and as a product manager of Quicken and QuickBooks software at Intuit.

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    by Angie Chang

    3rd Annual Womens Entrepreneur Festival Ready For Applications

    We are happy to announce 3rd Women Entrepreneurs Festival.

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

    I am thrilled to announce the 3rd annual Women Entrepreneur Festival on January 22-2, 2013 in New York. A huge thanks to the Huffington Post for sponsoring this event so we can have Live Stream live stream.

    In the last two years, many businesses have started after this festival because people have found their business partners, mentors at all stages and the support system to just do it.

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    by Angie Chang

    Best Anti-Poverty Program? Effective Scheduling Of Hourly Workers

    What I’ve proposed is software that will allow an employer to achieve “schedule equilibrium”.

    By Joan C. Williams (Author, The New Girls’ Network)

    Susan Lambert, Associate Professor at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and the author of a much-discussed op-ed in Wednesday’s New York Times, once told me that she gets a lot of grief. “You study what,” say her social work friends. “Scheduling?”

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    by Angie Chang

    The New Girls’ Network: The Science Of Office Politics

    Mothers are 79% less likely to be hired, only half as likely to be promoted, offered an average of $11,000 less in salary and held to higher performance and punctuality standards than an identical woman without children.

    By Joan C. Williams (Author, The New Girls’ Network)

    Advice literature for women is a crowded field and a predictable one. Most advice falls into one of two woefully inadequate camps:

    1. Man up! The most common advice assumes that the problem is that women need to act more like men. Men tend to negotiate harder, act with more confidence and go after plum assignments that will require them to stretch and swagger. All this is good advice – sometimes, for some women. It will work for you if you tend to act in traditionally feminine ways: modest, happy to play support roles and attuned to the comfort of others

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Heroes In Tech: The Best Kept Secrets Of Silicon Valley

    I seek to widen the pool of female heroes in tech. They might not have a huge PR machine behind them, but these women have truly made their mark on the professional landscape in Silicon Valley.

    By Marilyn Nagel (CEO, Watermark)

    If you Google “women in tech,” it’s likely that the same 5-10 women will pop up in your search results. These hyper-visible women (Sheryl Sandberg, Marissa Mayer, Susan Wojcicki, to name a few) have become the poster girls of women leaders in Silicon Valley. They’re great at what they do, and they certainly act as role models for women interested in breaking into tech.

    While creating a group of superstars serves its purpose, I fear that seeing the same faces repeatedly gives the impression that they’re the only women succeeding in Silicon Valley, when in reality, exceptional women leaders are

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    by Angie Chang

    Can Mothers Found Startups? (Hint: Yes)

    “People expect mothers to be less committed and therefore give them less responsibility and pay them less from the start.”

    By Joan C. Williams & Rachel Dempsey (Authors, The New Girls’ Network)

    An article in this weekend’s New York Times shed some more light on Silicon Valley’s worst-kept secret: it has a woman problem. Its look at female founders of tech start-ups who also have children shows a remarkable lack of self-consciousness about Maternal Wall bias, the strongest and most open form of gender bias today.

    According to the article, women make up 10% of founders at high-growth tech companies, and raise 70% less capital than men do. There are a lot of reasons for this; we discussed sexual harassment in our last post, and we’ll take on the meritocracy myth

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    by Angie Chang

    The Dark Side of Girls’ Success In School

    To blaze a trail, you need to know how to experiment with your ideas when they are messy and imperfect.

    By Tara Sophia Mohr (Founder & Principal, Wise Living)

    You were so good at school. A smartie. You wrote great papers that the teachers marked with A’s. You knew how to study for a test. You were a diligent, hard-working, careful, successful student. And you are (quietly) proud of that.

    Now you want to thrive at work. You’ve got castles to build, ideas to realize, contributions you’d like to make.

    But you are noticing something odd: the toolkit that kept you winning at school isn’t helping you win at work. All the rigor, the care, the work ethic? That was fine for the worker-bee stage

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    by Angie Chang

    Kara Swisher On Women In Technology: 4 Reasons Why Females Will Rule The Future (Video)

    Swisher told the story of a minor stroke she suffered last year. “After I had it, people came up to me and asked if I was finally going to slow down a little bit,” she said. “And that felt sexist. I can’t imagine anyone would have said that to a man.”

    By Carly Schwartz (Writer, Huffington Post)

    “I’m not going to give a whiny speech about how few women there are in tech,” Kara Swisher, legendary technology journalist and founder of tech news website All Things D, said during her keynote address at the Anita Borg Women of Vision awards ceremony.

    Swisher would have been justified in whining. Women have been flagrantly underrepresented in technology fields since the Internet first changed the way we interact with the world nearly two decades ago.

    Only 8% of venture-backed startups have female

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    by Angie Chang

    What I Learned From Madeleine Albright

    Self-promotion and asking for what you want and need are essential to a woman’s advancement and success.

    By Rania Anderson (Co-Founder, Women’s Capital Connection)

    As I placed Madeleine Albright’s book in her hands at the book signing, as many before me just had, she looked up and said, “Who should I make this out to?” “Rania,” I said. She paused: “I once had a student by that name…” I smiled. “That’s was me…” Her face lit up and we briefly reconnected.

    In a recent interview, Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright reminisced about what she had aspired to teach women at Georgetown University in the 1980s. I was fortunate to be one of those students – working at that time on a Master’s

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    by Angie Chang

    How Do You Know When You Have a Good Business Idea?

    Five months after these co-founders met, they launched One Kings Lane.

    By Susan Feldman & Alison Pincus (Co-Founders, One Kings Lane)

    The consumer space is filled with countless new ideas, and it’s always exciting to see which ones catapult to become the “next big thing.” While we continue to see startups revolutionizing the way people shop, interact and get inspired, it can be challenging to make your own mark in the world. There’s nothing more empowering than getting your voice heard, and we believe there is always room for fantastic ideas.

    For us, we recognized a void online that needed to be filled: There was no exciting, curated destination on the web where consumers could find top designer brands for their home that delivered

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    by Angie Chang

    Engineering An Adventure, An Experience, An Opportunity To Grow

    “I was only 22 and… the second engineer of a deepwater exploration project… in offshore Angola.”

    By Griselda Cuevas (Product Manager, Liquid Elephant)

    The timer had started running 30 minutes ago. I was sweating from the exertion of rigging up a 500-pound tool string with my crew and the nervousness of being responsible of running a $2 million exploration job in an offshore oil platform in Africa.

    I was multitasking – looking at one of the many monitors in our unit controlling the speed of the tool string, looking at the data that was being collected and displayed in another monitor, and trying to keep an eye on my crew and give them instructions on what to do next.

    I was only 22 and it was one of the most satisfying moments of my life.

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    by Angie Chang

    Young CEOs Of Startups Find Benefits, Challenges By Hiring Employees 40 And Older

    Young startups tend to hire younger workers.

    By Nate C. Hindman (Writer, Huffington Post)

    Eric Grosse’s rite of passage at TaskRabbit, a San Francisco-based web startup, came late last year at the company’s annual holiday party. It was just one month after TaskRabbit hired Grosse, who was previously a senior executive at Expedia, the online travel giant. Someone at the party turned on the office’s Xbox and popped in the game Dance Central. Suddenly, Grosse, who is 42, found himself in a virtual dance-off with his co-workers, most of whom are in their 20s.

    Despite some dexterous dance moves, Grosse is still considered the old guy at the office. Had he remained in corporate America, his age would be unremarkable, but young companies

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    by Angie Chang

    Surfing And Entrepreneurship: Women Making Waves

    By Amy Schrier (Founder & CEO, MISSION.tv)

    Many years ago as a young girl, I wanted to go surfing. The beach that I frequented in Long Island was then very male-dominated. If you don’t know much about surfing, you might think… a girl who wants to learn to surf! Why, wouldn’t she be welcomed? Well… no. At that time and in my experience, many surfers (interestingly, not unlike many venture capitalists) tended to be territorial and gender biased.

    I quickly learned that unless you really know what you are doing, you will do best to stay out of the way. Instead of fighting the tide, I took my surf desire to Indonesia

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    by Angie Chang

    Tech’s Glass Ceiling Stronger Than Ever: Companies Aren’t Telling

    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.

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    by Angie Chang

    Has A Woman Ever Created A Billion-Dollar Company?

    By Amy Schrier (Founder & CEO, MISSION.tv)

    As any entrepreneur knows all too well, nothing can begin until the money is raised.

    Who to look to? Well, first I start with those that inspire me.

    Part of the process, the fun part, is thinking about who are the people who have done what I would like to do? So, lately I have been putting together that list. Those are the people I generally want to ask first for money.

    The company I am launching, MISSION.tv, is

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    by Angie Chang

    The Huffington Post: Women Entrepreneurs On The Rise

    By Jack D. Hidary (Co-Founder, Dice)

    What do Gilt, Foodspotting and TaskRabbit all have in common? They were all co-founded by women. This is an encouraging sign in a field that has too few female entrepreneurs.

    A recent article in San Francisco Magazine highlights a new crop of women-led startups in the Bay Area.

    These include: One Kings Lane, Silver Tail, Modcloth, Slideshare and Allvoices. We are seeing more startups co-founded by women on the east coast as well such as Birchbox, Clothia,

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    by Angie Chang

    And The Oscar Goes To… A Man (Gender Bias at the Top)

    By Joan C. Williams & Rachel Dempsey (Authors, The New Girls’ Network)

    The Academy Award nominees came out on Tuesday, and to no one’s surprise, this was not a good year for women in Hollywood. As they have been for the Oscars’ 83-year history, the (non-gendered) prestige categories — Best Picture and Best Director — were dominated by men.

    Of the producers for Best Picture nominees currently on the Academy Award website, 14 are men, and three are women. All of the Best Picture nominees are directed by men. So is everyone nominated for a Best Director award.

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    by Angie Chang

    Pass It Forward: Interview With Bad Girls Ventures Founder Candace Klein On Investing In Women Entrepreneurs

    Women 2.0 interviews Candace Klein, Founder & CEO of Bad Girls Ventures – a non-profit, micro-finance organization focused on educating and financing woman-owned startup companies. To date, Bad Girls Ventures has educated over 250 businesses, financed 26 women with $700k and created 154 jobs across Ohio. Here is her heartfelt story of starting up and empowering women — to solid economic results and job creation!

    Women 2.0: How did you get the idea for Bad Girls Ventures? Start at day one, or even before then.

    Candace Klein: I was born to a teenage mother on welfare and lived in a trailer park near Cincinnati, Ohio. As the oldest of five children and 35 grandchildren in my family, I was the first to go to college. I secured four degrees from Northern Kentucky University

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    by Angie Chang

    Vote For Women 2.0 In Huffington Post “50 Best Moments For Women In 2011” – We Can Make The “Top 5” With Your Help!

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

    In the Huffington Post’s slideshow “50 Best Moments For Women In 2011”, Women 2.0 gets a mention in slide 20 for increasing the number of female founders —

    “The number of women starting companies has doubled since 2008, according to a survey conducted by Women 2.0, an organization to promote female entrepreneurship.”

    Click here and VOTE for Women 2.0’s slide on the HuffPo’s list! Let’s get us on the top 5 moments for women in 2011!