Tag Archive: Mentoring

  1. by Jessica Stillman

    Who Needs a Y Chromosome? New Documentary Encourages Girls to Get Into Tech

    A new short documentary fighting back against the decline in the number of young women considering studying computer science premieres tonight at Stanford. 

    By Ayna Agarwal &  Ellora Israni (Co-Directors, she++ Women in Technology Conference)

    Between 2000 and 2009, there was a 79% drop in the number of first-year undergraduate women considering computer science, even as the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Angry Birds were making technology ‘cool’ again. And so, we have been told, time and time again, we need more women in technology. But we’re not entirely convinced by the op-eds and panel discussions. The greatest technology companies of our time — Apple, Google, Facebook — have been successfully founded and run by men. And they seem to be doing a pretty good job.

    Our new short documentary she++: The Documentary fights back against this thinking

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    by Angie Chang

    The Women 2.0 Conference Rocked My World

    Exchanging information, celebrating each other’s successes, the act of learning as a group – all this collective experience feels like a powerful counteraction to the plain-as-day fact that startup culture is not exactly women-friendly.

    By Angelina Strosahl (Co-Founder, DonationPay)

    I was lucky enough to attend the Women 2.0 “The Next Billion” Conference last Thursday and it was a profound, fun, energizing, endlessly fascinating experience.

    Some personal highlights include Lynda Weinman (yes, that Lynda!) name-checking our shared alma mater