Startup life is hard and sometimes crazy frustrating, yet liberating and hugely challenging (both good and bad).
By Karla Stephens-Tolstoy (Founder & CEO, Tokii)
Having spent my career in hi-tech businesses, any gal in my position will tell you that being the only female in the boardroom was generally the rule 15-20 years ago, as opposed to being the exception. As competent women climb the corporate ladder in the hi-tech industry, more of us gain the opportunities to attain the executive level and that’s a positive trend.
By Swathy Prithivi (Head of Corporate Development, Sonim Technologies)
In “Who Will Be the Next Steve Jobs?” in the Wall Street Journal, Vinod Khosla, entrepreneur and venture capitalist extraordinaire, lists two key characteristics of “would-be revolutionaries” — unbridled confidence and arrogance.
A recent tweet by Silicon Valley scholar Vivek Wadhwa says: “More than 50% of Silicon Valley is foreign born. Less than 5% women… A lot needs to be fixed.”
To me, these things are the two sides of the same coin.