International Women’s Day
To mark International Women’s Day, we asked founders and tech leaders to name a woman who has inspired them. We think they’ll inspire you too.
March is the month we celebrate the enormous contributions of women throughout history, but this year it was also a month with more than its fair share of sexism in the news.
By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
Women’s History Month commemorating our impressive contributions to history is winding to a close. Too bad the celebrations this March were marred by so much sexism – particularly in the world of tech.
This month saw awesome celebrations around the world for International Women’s Day and special events to mark the 100th anniversary of suffragists’ march on Washington, all of which underlines how much has changed for the better. But sadly, here in the present, March has also given us plenty of reasons to remember that there’s still a lot of work left to get to full equality.
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Across the globe, people are marking the annual celebration of women with creative events. What are you doing to celebrate? Share your stories.
Did you know March 8 is International Women’s Day? Celebrate with Women 2.0 at your local Founder Friday event this March 8!
By Sepideh Nasiri (Vice President of All Things Offline, Women 2.0)
Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 with Women 2.0 at Founder Friday events held in 17 cities around the world on March 8!
Founder Friday is a Women 2.0 networking event promoting the creation of new networks
Gust And Astia Partner To Provide A International Women’s Day Scholarship For A Deserving Woman Entrepreneur To Attend Astia
Awarding entrance into Astia’s Fall 2012 Global Entrepreneur Program in Silicon Valley.
By Ilana Grossman (VP Marketing, Gust)
In the competitive and bustling world of startups, the right mentor or support network is key in determining whether a startup makes it or breaks it. While true in most cases, this statement is particularly relevant in the case of under-represented groups, such as female entrepreneurs.
That’s why I’m so proud Gust, the global platform for startup funding and early stage investments, has partnered with Astia, a not-for-profit dedicated to the success of women-led, high-growth ventures, for the International Women’s Day Scholarship.
By Chandra Steele (Writer, PCMag)
At PCMag, we’re celebrating women who have improved the world through technology. Some of the first technological achievements are directly attributable to women. The title of world’s first computer programmer goes to Ada Lovelace, daughter of the poet Lord Byron, whose notes on Charles Babbage’s analytical engine are recognized as the first algorithm for processing on a machine.
Women 2.0 goes global with Ellas 2.0 on International Women’s Day.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
On International Women’s Day this March 8, 2012, Women 2.0 is announcing our partnership with Ellas 2.0, a Spain-based non-profit supporting female founders of tech startups, to reach a broader community of women entrepreneurs in Spanish-speaking communities in the United States and Latin America.
We will be expanding Founder Friday to Latin America and providing educational content, previously available only in English, in Spanish.
“Women are an important and powerful contributor to economic growth, innovation and job creation in the global
March 8 is International Women’s Day!
By Zanoon Nissar (Fundraising & Partnerships, Jolkona)
It’s crazy what a difference 101 years can make. When International Women’s Day started back in 1911, over a million men and women attended IWD rallies to stand up for women’s rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination.
Now it’s 2012, and we’re joining each other on bridges in solidarity – proud of the advancements made.
We now have female astronauts and heads of state, school girls are welcomed into university, women can work