However hard they may be clinging to the past, it’s time for Silicon Valley’s men to wake up to the fact that their boys’ club culture is dying out as the gender gap slowly, but surely, closes.
Tag Archive: Mentors
Business mentors can serve a variety of key roles, from confidante to coach.
Mentorship is hugely valuable when you’re starting out, but one founder discovered it’s equally rewarding to be a mentor later in your career.
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.
Women 2.0 is offering up to a $360 conference discount, exclusively for those that become members of the W2 community before this Sunday August 4th! Still not sure? Read on to learn about five experiences to look forward to at the Women 2.0 Conference 2013 – Las Vegas.
Poornima Vijayashanker, co-founder of Femgineer, addresses some common questions women coders face in the tech industry.
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.
Women Entrepreneurs In New York City Find Investment, Network (Ellie Cachette And Deborah Jackson Interviewed On ABC TV)
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
From New York City, ConsumerBell Founder & CEO Ellie Cachette along with JumpThru Founder & CEO Deborah Jackson talk with Diana Williams of ABC 7 about women entrepreneurs, finding funding and the ecosystem for women entrepreneurs.
When asked about venture-funded startups, Deborah Jackson said:
“The statistics will show you that women do not raise as much money as men raise. I suspect that’s because part of the product that the women tend to create is the products that women understand, and people tend to invest
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
The TechStars NYC early application deadline is January 10, 2012 and the final deadline is January 23, 2012.
Want to hear how TechStars can affect an early-stage startup? Read this blog post from a TechStars participant:
“What I needed, and what I got from the TechStars process, was a huge shift in focus – from minimizing risk to maximizing the opportunity for Red Rover.
This shift happened over the course of 100 meetings. This happened under the influence of mentors
By Natalie MacNeil (Co-Founder, YEC Women)
The following answers are provided by YEC Women. Co-Founded by Natalie MacNeil and Scott Gerber, YEC Women is an initiative of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the country’s most promising young entrepreneurs.
The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to youth unemployment and underemployment and provides its members with access to tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of a business’s development and growth.
By Phyllis Korkki (Contributing Writer, The New York Times)
A rich source of female talent exists just below top management, says Sylvia Ann Hewlett, founding president of the Center for Work-Life Policy, a research organization.
But women have become stuck in this layer because they tend to lack a sponsor at the top to advocate for them.
Sponsors are different from mentors, who lend friendly advice and allow workers to share their quandaries and challenges. Sponsors make a direct bet on the promotion
By Renee Blodgett (Blogger, Down the Avenue)
Clearly I don’t get to New York often enough, by now I would have met writer and products guru Maya Baratz, who is currently working on new products at The Wall Street Journal.
She started out by asking the nearly all women audience at WITI (Women in Technology International) — “How many of you are still waiting for your mentor? How many of you spend your time trying to prove someone wrong?”
Mentors were a common thread throughout her talk.