Join us at a Bay Area mixer to learn about mentorship opportunities.
By Abby Bobé (Marketing, BlackGirlsCODE)
Have you ever listened to an eight year old share her excitement and passion for technology and computer programming?
Thankfully we have over 750 underrepresented young girls who can share their amazing experiences with you. Ranging from ages six to seventeen, Black Girls CODE is a global movement empowering girls of color in the world of technology.
“You should have had more women on that panel”
By Heather Harde (Vice Chairman, sf.citi)
“You didn’t have enough female-founder companies competing in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt”… “You didn’t have enough women nominees for the Crunchies Awards”… “Your blog is not doing enough to advance women in technology”…
These were all regular refrains I heard when I was the CEO of TechCrunch for five years.
In the past, writing iPhone apps were a stretch for me, and now I was creating one. Code Camp removed my fear and surrounded me with encouragement.
By Monica Starr Feldman (Junior, Wellesley College)
This past week, 16 talented women engineering students and myself attended Square’s inaugural Code Camp in San Francisco. Square is a cutting edge company that is simplifying commerce for buyers and sellers. During our time at Square, we learned programming techniques, discovered more about Square, and met
Do you have a support network? That is, do you have a group of people that you rely on, who are there to provide you the encouragement you need as an entrepreneur?
November 14′s PITCH Conference will hold mentoring over lunch.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
We have over two dozen mentors joining us on November 14 at PITCH NYC Conference – have face time with them over lunch!
From investors to entrepreneurs, from product experts to marketing gurus, our mentors will cover topics from funding to growth, idea generation to lean startup practices, from product marketing to product design, these mentors will be coming
Research shows that women gravitate toward women-led companies.
By Blake Landau (Founder, Artemis)
Get Satisfaction Vice President of Marketing Azita Martin never realized she was the only woman in the room, until she wasn’t. “Now that I’m here at Get Satisfaction, I realize how refreshing it is. You don’t realize how weird being the only woman actually is until you go somewhere else where there is not only another woman, but a woman CEO,” she said.
When you were a teenager, did you have a female mentor or role model who showed you that girls can grow up to be programmers, entrepreneurs, and leaders?
By Dara Olmsted (Director of Development, Iridescent)
Help the next generation of girls learn to code and start companies – sign up to be a Technovation Challenge mentor today. This year, Technovation is going global and we have hundreds of teams from around the world who need strong, female mentors like you to inspire and lead them. No experience necessary – we will train you.
Mentors and mentees should heed the sacrosanct 70-20-10 rule.
By Herminia Ibarra (Contributor, Harvard Business Review)
A new McKinsey study reports statistically what we already knew from personal experience: that mid-career and senior women tend to be found disproportionally in staff jobs, or “pink ghettos,” relative to men.
The report tells us that 50% to 65% of women at the vice-president level and higher are in staff roles, compared with only 41% to 48% of men, who are more likely to be in the line jobs that lead to the top.
This subtler gender gap — one that is difficult to detect