Tag Archive: Rachel Sklar

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    by Angie Chang

    The Story Of Everpurse: Seamlessly Charge Your Phone All Day

    The Kickstarter campaign ran for 35 days and closed on October 13, 2012 having raised $238,000 ($138,000 over the original goal).

    By Rachel Taylor (Founder, Convometrics)

    As a social worker, Liz Salcedo was constantly on the go and using her phone for talking, texting and navigation. Phone batteries don’t last forever, and Liz was left in a sticky situation sans cell phone one too many times. Liz took matters into her own hands in August of 2011, and with the help of her tech-savvy husband Dan, produced the first Everpurse prototype.

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Susan McPherson

    Women 2.0 profiles women angel investors in our weekly “This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like” series.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Angel investor and cause marketer Susan McPherson wears many hats – as speaker, writer, philanthropist, activist, volunteer and marketer. Susan is the SVP/Director of global marketing at Fenton, where she creates visibility for the firm’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) practice.

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    by Angie Chang

    Put Your Name In For Y Combinator: Interview With Kathryn Minshew, Founder Of The Daily Muse

    Daily Muse founder Kathryn Minshew talks about applying and getting into Y Combinator.

    By Doreen Bloch (Author, The Coolest Startups in America)

    Formerly a consultant at McKinsey, Kathryn Minshew – founder of The Daily Muse, a destination website for women – has been named a Forbes 30-Under-30 and one of Inc.’s “Women to Watch in Tech.” Her work so far led to an acceptance to Y Combinator’s current class, where Kathryn and her team are working on taking the startup to the next level.

    I spoke with Kathryn recently, and am excited to share her stellar advice for female founders, from why you should apply to Y Combinator to how to manage a large team.

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    by Angie Chang

    WeFestival Blog Post From The Young Man Behind The Camera

    By Joanne Wilson (Blogger & Angel Investor, Gotham Gal)

    I love this post because it was sent to me from a young man who was behind the camera, not an attendee and not a woman. It is a great read…and I thank Dekunle for sending this to me:

    I’m a 22 year-old male and the women’s entrepreneurship festival that took place at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program last Wednesday turned out to be a huge source of inspiration for me. I hope I don’t lose an street credibility for that statement but let me preface my thoughts on the event by explaining exactly why

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    by Angie Chang

    Black Friday: Get Your XX On! (Change The Ratio)

    By Rachel Sklar (Founder, Change The Ratio)

    Here’s the deal: Starting today, there is going to be a LOT of money spent this holiday season. Much of it is going to be spent, directed or otherwise influenced by women. Women control over 80% of consumer spending, drive huge internet shopping sites like Gilt Groupe, Zappos and Groupon, and control the destiny of The Muppet Movie.

    Aside from their financial spending clout, women also start businesses, too. See where I’m going with this? Of course you do: Women buying stuff + Women selling stuff = A beautiful, well-monetized match made in heaven.

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    by Angie Chang

    Entrepreneur Amy Senger: Changing Wikipedia’s 10-to-90 Ratio

    By Leslie Bradshaw (Co-Founder & President, JESS3)

    When you think about the need for more women occupying more power seats, what comes to mind? How about things like the boardroom, the C-suite, the Fortune 500 and the Forbes 400? What about places like Sand Hill Road, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, Capitol Hill and The White House?

    Well folks, add to your list: Wikipedia.

    As the world’s #1 resource site in the world, we should all take pause in thinking about what it means that less than 10 percent

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Female Entrepreneurs Should Apply To Y Combinator

    By Rachel Sklar (Founder, Change The Ratio)

    The time is once again upon us: Y Combinator applications are due tomorrow. From there, Paul Graham and company will choose the next crop of Y Combinator startups, which will converge on Silicon Valley in January 2012 to innovate, iterate, develop, learn and build — and take a sweet check from Ron Conway and Yuri Milner while they’re at it.

    The money isn’t why, if you’re an early-stage startup, you should find Y Combinator appealing. (If you’re the real deal, I’m pretty sure it’s not.) It’s because that program pulls together

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    by Angie Chang

    Transcript: TechCrunch Disrupt “Women In Tech” Panel (Archives)

    By Rachel Sklar (Founder, Change The Ratio)

    This Monday will see TechCrunch Disrupt kick off once again in San Francisco. Leaving aside the recent brouhaha about TechCrunch (get yourself caught up here and here here), it remains one of the most important and influential tech conferences around, lining up top-notch speakers, panels and attendees, making news and generating an epic number of tweets.That’s why it was such a big deal for me to speak on an all-women panel at last year’s event.

    The “Women In Tech” panel at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2010 was added

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    by Angie Chang

    To Entrepreneurially Minded Women: New York Welcomes You!

    By Julia Rulovo (Co-Founder, Solvate)

    Nothing against Silicon Valley, but New York is officially where it’s at for aspiring women in digital.

    Women run digital in New York. Mayor Bloomberg appointed Rachel Sterne as the city’s first Chief Digital Officer, and Jessica Lawrence was named the first Managing Director of the 18,000-member strong New York Tech Meetup.

    Despite a fundraising environment that may never return to pre-2008 glory, it’s a golden time for women in media.

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Women Need to Be At Tech Conferences

    By Melissa Fudor (Program Manager, Women in Wireless)

    I have to admit I was a little shocked after initially reading this article titled “Why Women Shouldn’t Go to Tech Conferences” (can you blame me?) featured on Forbes Woman.

    The article followed Susannah Breslin who was asked to speak on a women-panel about how to make a living blogging as a career. She was annoyed at the fact that the panelists discussed how they got brands to sponsor their blogs:

    “They allude to getting paid what I assume everyone imagines are large sums to work with these companies

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    by Angie Chang

    Huffington Post Lists Top 27 Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Yesterday on the Huffington Post, this time the readers picked “27 Women in Tech You Need to Follow on Twitter.”

    These names are a response to the previous list of best women in tech to follow on Twitter that was posted by the Huffington Post a few days ago.

    Here is the list of top women, chosen by the readers:

    #1 — Padmasree Warrior is the chief technology