Tag Archive: LinkedIn

  1. Rashmi Sinha
    by Angie Chang

    Rashmi Sinha, CEO And Co-Founder Of SlideShare (Acquired By LinkedIn) Speaking At Women 2.0 Conference February 14

    Entrepreneur and angel investor Rashmi Sinha of SlideShare fame coming to Women 2.0 Conference on February 14 – join us!

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

    Women 2.0 is excited to welcome entrepreneur Rashmi Sinha, CEO and co-founder of SlideShare, to 2013 Women 2.0 Conference on February 14. She will be speaking on a panel that includes founding members of Flipboard, LUMO BodyTech and Easilydo about “The Next Billion”, this year’s conference theme.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Mommy Shift: A Tech-Savvy Re-Entry Strategy

    Lists of resources for busy moms to investigating what things have changed post-hiatus.

    By Melissa Llarena (CEO & Founder, Career Outcomes Matter)

    Any mom’s return to work can be successful and lasting. To accomplish these goals, a mom has to evaluate, prepare, and adjust her reentry plans based on market changes, role expectations and, of course, her own shift in mind set. Thus, changes relevant to the three categories diagrammed above, those in the: MARKET, ROLE, and MOM are the ones that matter most.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Social Media Model And What It Means For Tokii (Presence And Patience)

    It might not be your social media presence that will sink or float your boat, but rather your absence.

    By Karla Stephens-Tolstoy (Founder & CEO, Tokii)

    Tokii has been in business for more than 18 months now, and we’ve been running a social media campaign since its inception. It didn’t take a rocket scientist on staff to determine we needed to rev up our engines by launching a social media campaign, and we’ve done just that. We’ve focused on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

  4. Hackbright
    by Angie Chang

    Two Student Programmers Build Their First Webapp, Winning Second Place At DevelopHer Hackathon

    “Let’s just make something we can deploy.” This was our goal going into DevelopHer, our first hackathon.

    By Laura Kelly & Andrée Brazeau (Students, Hackstar Academy)

    We’re new to programming – we’re both currently students at Hackbright Academy, a 10-week full-time, intensive web development program for women. We heard about DevelopHer through our instructor, so when Andree came up with the idea to build MuniMobile, an application that would send you scheduled, real-time notifications when a bus is approaching your stop, we hesitantly decided to go for it.

    Despite being beginners and completely new to hackathons, we ended up winning 2nd place at DevelopHer hackathon.

    1. We picked a reachable goal for our skillsets
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    by Angie Chang

    4 Hacks To Learning To Be A Hacker, "A Python Ate Me!" & More

    Programming is by no means an individual pilgrimage; seeing what others are working on and helping/getting help from others can make learning much more fun and rewarding.

    By Michelle Sun (Student, Hackbright Academy)

    It’s the beginning of Hackbright Academy, working on Python.

    There has been ups and downs, some days (and nights) of pure nightmares, literally (quoting one of my classmates, “I dreamed that a python ate me last night”!), and some days of awesome state of “flow”, when hours seem to fly by and lots get done.

    I begin to realize I am approaching this 10-week course less as a syntax crash course, more of a training of the mind. Many hackers eventually build in other languages, but mastering

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    by Angie Chang

    A Beginner’s Survival Guide For Your First Hackathon

    Done is better than perfect. No matter for learning or winning, aim to finish.

    By Michelle Sun (Student, Hackbright Academy)

    Last weekend, I attended my first ever hackathon and with minimal expectation, had a blast out of it and learned loads. My team did not win, nor did most of us slept at the event, but we got a lot out of it.

    The hackathon, DevelopHer, was organized by LinkedIn, claimed to be the first women-only hackathon. The schedule was well thought out with a few sessions that made the hackathon really fun.

    Aside from yoga and cupcakes, I believe there were a few things I am glad to have (or would have) done that made my experience worthwhile:

  7. Rashmi Sinha (SlideShare, Inc.) on stage at Web 2.0 Expo SF 2010.
    by Angie Chang

    Calling Global Women Hackers, Hear Her Hack

    Join the LinkedIn DeveloperHer hackday in Mountain View, California -or- Delhi, India on June 30!

    By Rashmi Sinha (Co-Founder & CEO, SlideShare)

    There is no better way than a hackday to highlight and celebrate women who are hackers and creators, and to encourage women who are watching from the sidelines to join in.

    A few weeks ago, we announced LinkedIn’s first global women’s hackday in Mountain View from June 30th to July 1st, a little over a week from now. I am excited to announce that by popular demand, we have now added in a second venue. There will be a parallel DevelopHer hackday in Delhi, India, over the same weekend.

  8. Rashmi Sinha
    by Angie Chang

    LinkedIn To Acquire Rashmi Sinha’s SlideShare For $118M

    SlideShare co-founder and CEO @rashmi tweets “Yes it’s true” this afternoon.

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

    In breaking news, LinkedIn has announced plans to acquire SlideShare for $118.75M, in a combination of approximately 45% cash and approximately 55% stock.

    SlideShare was founded in 2006 by CEO Rashmi Sinha, who commented, “We built SlideShare to help professionals share presentations and connect people through content. What we can build with LinkedIn, the largest professional network on the Internet, is the most natural extension of this vision. I am excited about what we can build together.” Congrats to Rashmi and the entire SlideShare team!

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    by Angie Chang

    Facebook, Under Fire For Lack Of Female Directors On The Board, Maybe Needs A List

    There are plenty of options for adding women directors to Facebook’s board.

    By Connie Guglielmo (Contributing Writer, Forbes)

    Facebook, preparing an initial public offering that could value the social network as high as $100 billion, has plenty of options for adding women directors to its board, say women tech executives who have offered up candidates CEO Mark Zuckerberg might consider.

    At the top of the list: Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s own chief operating officer. Facebook, which filed for its IPO in February, has since been criticized by activist groups and shareholders for the lack of diversity on its board – most notably, the lack of a single women among its all male, all white directors.

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    by Angie Chang

    Antisocial Social Media Stocks – Are Women In The Boardroom?

    Women board members of social media companies: LinkedIn, Yelp, Groupon.

    By Alyce Lomax (Writer, The Motley Fool)

    Social media brings to mind our uber-connected world, breaking down communication barriers of all kinds and helping spread information and share our lives. However, there’s one way this sector may be antisocial, and that’s from a tendency to neglect an entire gender from boards of directors. Forget Web 2.0; welcome to Boys Club 2.0.

    Women Shouldn’t “Like” This

    Facebook is expected to go public in May, following many other social media stocks that have already hit the public markets. Although there’s quite a bit to ponder before buying shares of Facebook

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    by Angie Chang

    How To Increase Your Business Without Networking

    By Steph Auteri (Founder, Word Nerd Pro)

    I’m an introvert. Extended social interactions exhaust me and, after awhile, I hit a wall. There are so many things that terrify me about networking. Where I struggle in person, I shine on paper. Instead of small talk, I tweet. Instead of appearing on panels, I blog out my expert advice. Additional marketing? My portfolio speaks for itself. That and I give good email.

    Writing — it’s how I’ve managed to build up a business in which the work practically comes to me. So where can you let your writing do the talking?

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    by Angie Chang

    Roundup: Female Founder Successes To Celebrate This Week

    March 8 may be International Women’s Day but we are celebrating women all week, year long!

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

    This week, we highly respect Sara Blakely for joining Forbes’ World Billionaire’s list thanks to her company Spanx. The 41 year old is the youngest person on the list – and worth ten figures without the aid of a husband or an inheritance, and she still owns 100% of the company she founded in 2000.

    This Week: Female-Founded Startup Fundraising

    Songkick raised $10M Series B from Sequoia Capital, the firm’s first UK investment reported TechCrunch. Songkick was founded in 2007 by Michelle You as a Y Combinator company.

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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

    Women and Mentoring in the U.S. (LinkedIn Infographic)

    By Nicole Williams (Connection Director, LinkedIn)

    LinkedIn’s latest study found (in a survey of nearly 1,000 female professionals in the U.S.) that 82% of women agree that having a mentor is important.

    But what will knock your socks off is that considering the competitive employment landscape, and the universal belief that mentorship is a critical component to career success, 19% (that’s nearly 1 out of every 5 women) have NEVER had a mentor.

    Here is an infographic from LinkedIn: