So what’s the deal with lunch mentorship at our conferences? Our CEO explains the magic of breaking bread (GF bread if you prefer!) together.
Sponsored by: TechWomen, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
By Heather Ramsey (Senior Director, TechWomen & Strategic Partnerships, Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives, IIE)
TechWomen was launched by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to connect and support the next generation of women leaders in STEM to advance their careers and pursue their dreams. TechWomen connects emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) from 16 countries in Africa and the Middle East with their counterparts in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area for a professional mentorship and cultural exchange program.
We have teams of girls from Alaska to Yemen signing up to learn to code apps and launch companies – and they need mentors!
By Dara Olmsted (Director of Development, Iridescent)
Technovation Challenge, a 12-week program that teaches high school girls to create phone apps and start businesses, just released an inspiring, short public service announcement (PSA) about the program.
In sixty seconds of video, we show what a life-changing program Technovation is. Our girls reach for the sky, solve tough
How mentoring a team of underserved high school girls affected a Silicon Valley techie.
By Harini Sridharan (Senior Strategist, Rosetta)
Let me start with a statistic that some of you might already know: While women make 47% of the U.S. workforce, only 5% of startups are owned by women. And here’s another: In 2010, only 2.4% of the U.S. Fortune 500 chief executives were female.
I am a techie. We, in the field, love numbers. We ooh and aah at statistics. Our presentations are decorated with them.
But there are stories and experiences behind these numbers that are the real deal. Numbers are just a way of summarizing these experiences to a 140-character paced audience.
Mentors hold you accountable for your actions.
By Yvonne Garcia (Director of Segment Marketing, Liberty Mutual & National Vice President, ALPFA)
The Labor Council for Latin America Advancement (LCLAA) report recently released some surprising statistics regarding women in the workforce. Their findings include the following results: over 2.5 million (31.7%) are in sales and office occupations, and less than 2 million (24.1%) are in management or professional occupations, yet Latinas earn 60 cents for every dollar earned by U.S. white males.
The numbers are even more problematic when it comes to women in Corporate America, female entrepreneurs, and women in technology. In a 2009 study, where Latinas formed 5% of entry level technology jobs. That number was at zero percent at
By Christina Vuleta (Founder, 40:20)
Every woman deserves to have her own advisory panel. As part of 40:20 Vision’s mission to start conversations and facilitate mentoring between generations, we offer live mentoring events between established and aspiring / early-stage entrepreneurs.
The idea is that we can have more than 20:20 vision if we share our knowledge in a mentor-like, collaborative setting.
7X7 is not a networking event or cocktail party. Rather, it’s a group of 7 experienced and 7 aspiring / new female entrepreneurs getting together to exchange wisdom and experience.