Tag Archive: San Francisco Chronicle

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    by Angie Chang

    Pooja Sankar Juggles Motherhood, Startup

    Pooja Sankar started working from home 5 days after giving birth to her son Arjun.

    By Ellen Lee (Contributing Writer, San Francisco Chronicle)

    Three days after giving birth to her son, Pooja Sankar was already fielding phone calls from work. Sankar, founder and CEO of Palo Alto’s Piazza, an online gathering place for college students and professors, has only picked up the pace since then.

    That Yahoo picked Marissa Mayer, due with her first child this year, to be the Internet company’s CEO has become the latest fodder in the working mom debate. Should she or shouldn’t she? Can a woman “have it all?” And just how does a mother balance the needs of her children and her business?

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    by Angie Chang

    Misrepresented, Misunderstood, Miraculous Women Entrepreneurs

    By Sarah Granger (Contributor, San Francisco Chronicle)


    It’s no secret that San Francisco and Silicon Valley’s tech demographics skew heavily on the side of men. Rather than continue quietly observing this cultural inequity, over the past few years, more voices have brought attention to the issue.

    Through increased publicity, thanks to speeches by leaders like Sheryl Sandberg and articles like this month’s feature in San Francisco magazine, the conversation around women entrepreneurs is beginning to change. Still, some of the discussion is going in the wrong direction – focusing only at those at the very top

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    by Angie Chang

    Budding Techies Spend Their Summer at App Camp

    By Ellen Lee (Contributing Writer, San Francisco Chronicle)

    Samantha Johnson won’t have a sunburn or mosquito bites to show for her time at camp this summer.

    But the 11-year-old will take home something else – an iPhone app called “Cupcakes vs. Bunnies” that she developed herself. Samantha spent last week on the Stanford campus sitting at a flat-screen computer, shoulder to shoulder with her fellow campers, learning the fundamentals of designing a game app for the iPhone and iPad.