Tag Archive: Ruchi Sanghvi

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Lessons of the She ++ Conference

    A treasure trove of tips, predictions and insight from the conference’s keynote speaker, Marc Andreessen, in conversation with Ruchi Sanghvi, co-founder of Cove and first female engineer at Facebook.

    by Salem Kimble (Manager, Online Strategies, BetterWorld Telecom)

    Women 2.0 is leading the charge in the world of technology for connecting women with opportunity and each other. But the timing is ripe for this conversation everywhere; including at the Stanford Computer Science department, where two female undergrads, Ellora Israni and Ayna Agarwal looked around and thought – where are all the women in engineering and computer science majors? How do we connect female high school students and undergraduates in college with the inspiration and encouragement to go for a career in this field?

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    by Angie Chang

    Top 10 Technovation Challenge World Pitch Teams Announced, Will Pitch Next Week at Twitter HQ in SF

    High school girls have prototyped game-changing mobile apps for the Technovation Challenge. The best teams will be flying in from all over the world – New York, Texas, Nigeria, Brazil and England – to compete on May 2 at the World Pitch 2013 event in San Francisco.

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

    Over 600 girls from around the world competed in the Technovation Challenge this year – they built mobile apps to solve problems in their local communities around the world.

    On May 2, the top 10 regional finalists teams will pitch their ideas to venture capitalist judges at Technovation World Pitch 2013, held at Twitter’s headquarters on the evening of May 2 in San Francisco.

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    by Angie Chang

    Facebook Is Missing Something Obvious

    Companies with women on their boards have been proven to lead to a higher ROI.

    By Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0)

    To continue its explosive growth, Facebook needs to innately understand and cater to their most lucrative user: women. The best way to do that is to add a woman to their board.

    Let’s look at the facts about how women rule the web: 71% of Facebook’s daily active users are women (58% of total users are women). That’s almost three-fourth’s of their user base. Women are clearly Facebook’s #1 customer.

    And, it’s not just on Facebook. Women are driving activity on Twitter (59% are women), women dominate Pinterest

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    by Angie Chang

    Dropbox Acquires Online Collaboration Tool Cove, Co-Founded By Ruchi Sanghvi (AKA Facebook’s First Female Engineer)

    By Samihah Azim (User Experience Product Manager, 6waves Lolapps)

    The past week has been a particularly exciting week for women in technology. First, mobile search engine startup Chomp, co-founded by CTO Cathy Edwards, was acquired by Apple.

    Then Dropbox announced their acquisition of Cove, an online collaboration tool for groups, co-founded by Ruchi Sanghvi. She was also the first female engineer at Facebook.

    Cove’s founders, Aditya Agarwal, Ruchi Sanghvi, and Akhil Wable had previously been Facebook executives.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: TechFellow Award Winners

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

    TechFellow Awards is an annual startup investment program to honor those innovating in high-tech entrepreneurship.

    Supporters of the TechFellow Awards include the Founders Fund, TechCrunch, and NEA. There are four categories – general management, disruptive innovation, product design & marketing, and engineering leadership. Each category is awarded five winners.

    This year, there were more women than ever winning awards, including former TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde and Bit.ly Chief Scientist Hilary Mason.

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    Facebook’s First Female Engineer: “It Was Difficult to Break into the Boys’ Club”

    Ruchi Sanghvi was an engineer at Facebook for five years, and was the only woman who was an original member of the team. Now she runs her own company, Cove. She discusses the difficulties and, ultimately, the rewards of being a woman in the tech industry. 

    When Ruchi Sanghvi arrived for her first job interview at Facebook’s headquarters, no one was there. She was undeterred. Impressed by the place, the people, and the product, which she had spent hours using as a student at Carnegie Mellon University, she became Facebook’s first female engineer, one of the first