A tech executive shares her story to illustrate just how much difference mentoring can make in girls’ career trajectories.
What began as an idea for connecting women with mentors in STEM fields during last week’s UnGrounded hackathon has already received support from the United Nations.
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
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 (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
I remembered what I’d been told – that in this case, most men would just forge on and make a counter offer, so that’s what I should do, and it was not a big deal on the company’s side.
By Michelle Glauser (Alumna, Hackbright Academy)
Hackbright Career Day was December 4th and graduation was December 7th. I planned on spending the next month studying, seeing as how I’d been in hiring positions before and knew that companies don’t usually plan on hiring at the end of the year.