Ellen Pao’s lawsuit allows our community to discuss these “women in tech” issues as real problems.
By Cristina Cordova (Business Development, Pulse)
TechCrunch reported that Kleiner Perkins Partner Ellen Pao sued her firm for gender and sexual discrimination. A friend immediately told me “Well that’s career suicide” and I can’t say I didn’t think the same thing. While few can comment on whether the allegations are true, this news does highlight some of the reactions the media and tech community have had to gender issues in the past.
By Dana Rosenberg (Startup Enthusiast, Self)
For startups, the design element is becoming more important than ever. Consumers are developing an appreciation for design that is driving their purchase and engagement decisions. Simultaneously, the expanding global market for mobile and interactive web services is creating a need for designers to take on new interfaces and evolving challenges.
By Ellen Pack (Co-Founder, AppSmitten)
The three of us sat around the table. We were pretty excited, but would we still love our latest startup idea in the morning? Well it turns out we did, this one had legs.
The idea had come to us naturally. We were hanging out with our smartphones, excitedly sharing new app discoveries with each other.
APPNATION (April 27 – 28 in San Francisco) is an ambitious and bold thought leadership conference and exposition focusing exclusively on the consumer applications revolution and global app economy. Featuring speakers and exhibitors including Digital Chocolate, Marvel Entertainment, Jumptap, Nielsen Mobile, RIM, Intel, Outfit7, Sequoia Capital, WIP, Fox Broadcasting, Greystripe, Norwest Venture Partners, and Wall Street Journal.
On Thursday, April 28 (1:15pm – 1:50pm on the 2nd Floor Mezzanine at Moscone South @ APPNATION) join us for the “Monetization Strategies” panel with open Q&A – presented by Women 2.0 & Founder Labs!
Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder, Women 2.0 & Founder Labs) will be leading the discussion on monetization of mobile apps with the following panelists:
- Cathy Edwards (Co-Founder & CTO, Chomp)
- Jean Hsu (Android Developer, Pulse)
- Rob Coneybeer (Co-Founder & Partner, Shasta Ventures)
- Raj Singh (Entrepreneur-in-Residence, SRI)
We will also be showcasing 5 mobile developers from the Women 2.0 community in at the APPNATION expo with their own developer demo pods:
- Anna Billstrom (Developer, Momentus Media) at 49B
- Carina Koo (Co-Founder, Momentus Media) at 49C
- Lisa Seacat (Founder, SplitTix) at 49A
- Sophia Perl (Founder & Developer, Eventabulous) at 49D
- Veda Rogers (Developer & CEO, AppDay) at 49E
Women 2.0 members save 40% with discount code “APWN40″.