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

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    by Angie Chang

    Get Mentored By 10 Women Entrepreneurs Who Celebrated Their Startup’s Acquisition – Join Women 2.0 For Lunch On Thursday!

    Get mentored on V-Day by an entrepreneur who has exited!

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

    Entrepreneurs are respected for their moxy, their grit, their determination and faith. How many tech companies start in a garage or dorm room to become the next Google or Facebook?

    Many have ideas and inventions brewing, but few will actually quit their day jobs and live the dream… for years

  4. by Angie Chang

    What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – A Mentor Will

    Sometimes asking for help is the most important thing a person can do in their career.

    By Wendy Lea (CEO, Get Satisfaction)

    You need to know that what got you here won’t get you there.

    At a certain point, you must recognize that you can’t go the entrepreneurial journey alone.

    Let’s talk about relationship building via technology.

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    by Angie Chang

    Get Mentored During Lunch At PITCH NYC Conference On November 14

    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

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    by Angie Chang

    My Latest 8 App Development Mantras

    During a hackathon, we’re constantly evaluating whether “it’s worth it” on any given problem.

    By Anna Billstrom (iOS & Facebook App Developer, Self)

    Maybe, perhaps because I’m an English major, I tend to notice patterns in my speech.

    I noticed recently that I keep saying the same phrases in discussions regarding mobile app development: secret sauce, no login, no back button, mentoring, phase 2, did the customer want that, don’t say user, and is it needlessly complex?

    These discussions came up in hackfests, in client work, and in advising on technical projects. What the repetition of these phrases means to me, is that I need to reinforce certain