Tag Archive: Sandy Jen

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    by Jessica Stillman

    12 Female CTOs You Should Know – and Follow on Twitter

    These 12 female CTOs are leading cutting-edge tech startups and inspiring the next generation of female technology leaders!

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    by Angie Chang

    The Value Of Promoting Yourself To Your Harshest Critic

    “Fortune does favor the bold. I promise that you will never know what you’re capable of unless you try.” – Sheryl Sandberg

    By Janet Choi (Chief Creative Officer, iDoneThis)

    Women who promote themselves experience greater career advancement, compensation and career satisfaction. So I say “amen!” to Oprah’s advice that “in order to get people’s attention you gotta blow a loud trumpet. You gotta beat the drum loudly. Nobody listens to you when you go quietly into the night.”

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    by Angie Chang

    PITCH NYC 2012: Meebo CTO Sandy Jen Talks About Rethinking The Startup Exit

    Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition –

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

    At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, Meebo CTO and co-founder Sandy Jen talks about hearing the words “What is your exit?” over and over again. She now hears instead the question, “What kind of company are you building?”

    Sandy told the story of being courted to join Yahoo! at age 22 – right after Meebo launched without venture capital. That is the first time the idea of an exit came into play – the moment where

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    by Angie Chang

    Meebo Co-Founder And CTO Sandy Jen Speaking At PITCH NYC Conference (November 14)

    PITCH Conference speakers include Meebo co-founder and CTO Sandy Jen – Google acquired her startup earlier this year!

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

    Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a celebration of women in STEM who are role models. Coincidentally, we’re one month away from Women 2.0’s first PITCH Conference in New York featuring a full day of successful women entrepreneurs as speakers. Meet Sandy Jen, co-founder at Meebo. She grew the engineering team at Meebo

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Grace Hopper Celebration Attendees Celebrating Startup Acquisitions And IPOs

    Celebrating GHC attendees and women entrepreneurs who exit!

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

    This week, Women 2.0 has been attending the Grace Hopper Celebration in Baltimore, Maryland alongside literally thousands of women engineers, ranging from college students and academics to working professionals.

    Amidst the throngs of tech-savvy women, we’ve spied a few notable women, including Robin Chase who flew in from France

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Executives Drive Successful Startups (Dow Jones Study)

    Dow Jones study released today measures success of companies with more women in executive positions.

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

    A study released today, “Women At The Wheel: Do Female Executives Drive Start-Up Success?”, examined over 20,000 VC-backed companies and 167,556 executives, of which 11,193 were female. Results show that venture-backed startups with women in senior executive roles are more likely succeed than companies where only men are in senior executive roles.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Google Acquisitions

    Celebrating Google’s birthday – and the female founders acquired by Google over the last 14 years.

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

    This week, Google announced partnering with Women 2.0 with the launch of the new Google for Entrepreneurs program.

    We celebrated Google’s 14th birthday and reflected on the 118 mergers and acquisitions made by Google over the last 14 years.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Women With Solid Technical Chops – And Own It

    For a thorough list of technical women founding companies (CTOs, CEOs, VPs of engineering and more), check out this list.

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

    Of the five finalists for Entrepreneur Magazine’s ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR award, there is a female founder – Limor Fried.

    The MIT-educated electrical engineer (pictured) started electronics hobbyist company Adafruit Industries to distribute DIY electronics toys like littleBits and Arduino items. Vote for her for “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the eponymous magazine – go on, go do it!

    It’s been pointed out on Twitter that the recent Mashable list of 44 female founders includes hardly any technical

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    by Angie Chang

    Meebo, Founded By CTO Sandy Jen And Developer Elaine Wherry, Acquired By Google For A Rumored $100M

    Congratulations to co-founders Sandy Jen and Elaine Wherry for the acquisition of Meebo by Google today!

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

    Six years ago, we invited Meebo co-founders Sandy Jen and Elaine Wherry as speakers for the first Women 2.0 conference in April 2006. I remember how excited the Women 2.0 team was to meet the two female engineers (and co-founders of a tech startup) that day. They proved that you can use AJAX to build a scaleable, multi-client IM service. Meebo was a huge hit; everyone was using it; VC funding ensued; the rest is history.

    Fast forward 6 years and today, Meebo announces on their blog that they have been acquired by Google – congrats to Meebo!

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    by Angie Chang

    Jezebel Names Innovators For Best Buy’s Super Bowl Ad

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

    Jezebel nominates “lady innovators Best Buy could’ve put in its Super Bowl ad” on Sunday.

    Jezebel blogger Anna North points out that this ad showcased a bunch of male tech innovators. She writes:

    “Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt — maybe those poor ad execs just didn’t know how to find cool women in tech. So we did the work for them. Here are ten awesome ladies they could’ve featured.”

    Here are the “lady innovators” who deserve air time

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    by Angie Chang

    The Giving Season: Stories Of Leadership, Mentorship (Videos)

    By Dara Olmsted (Grant Writer & Ethnographer, Iridescent)

    Did you miss the Technovation Challenge’s Women in Leadership panel at Andreessen Horowitz last month?

    The science education non-profit that runs the Technovation Challenge, Iridescent, teaches high school girls how to design a mobile phone app prototype, write a business plan, and pitch their plan to a panel of venture capitalists.

    The Iridescent website has posted short videos from the panel and backstage interviews that are packed full

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    by Angie Chang

    Women App Developers And The Mentorship Continuum

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

    High school girls across the country gain hands-on programming experience — by building Android apps and writing business plans — at Technovation Challenges held nationwide.

    The 10 week program culminates in a pitch night where VCs ask tough questions — and the girls take it well! With a strong focus on mentorship and teamwork, the girls get empowered to start projects and build teams.

    Mentorship is a continuum —

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    by Angie Chang

    Mentorship and Networking Especially Important for Women Entrepreneurs (Stories of Leadership)

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

    Last week, Andreessen Horowitz invited women to their Menlo Park office to hear stories from leaders: Padmasree Warrior (CTO, Cisco), Marissa Mayer (VP Location & Local, Google), Freada Kapor Klein (Founder, Level Playing Field Institute), Angela Benton (Founder, NewME), and Sandy Jen (Co-Founder & CTO, Meebo).

    Panel moderator and TechCrunch writer Vivek Wadhwa conducted research with NCWIT, finding that the only difference between women and men to become entrepreneurs is that women feel discouraged from starting up.

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    by Angie Chang

    “Stories of Leadership” Free Event on November 2 in Menlo Park

    By Tara Chklovski (Founder & CEO, Iridescent)

    The Technovation Challenge is a technology and entrepreneurship program for high school girls, founded by Dr. Anuranjita Tewary (Sr. Data Scientist, Linkedin) and implemented by Iridescent, a national, science-education nonprofit.

    Over the course of ten weeks, girls work with professional women in technology to develop mobile phone apps. The girls learn to use a visual programming language called App Inventor. They present their phone apps and business plans to a panel of VCs at a high visibility “Pitch Night” event.

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    by Angie Chang

    Grown Women, Not Just Girls, Need More Tech Role Models

    By Jolie O’Dell (Writer, VentureBeat)

    This week, we had Meebo CTO and co-founder Sandy Jen come into the VentureBeat studio to talk about women and tech.

    We’ve featured a few strong and opinionated women CEOs and CTOs in our videos lately, because we think it’s important to show the female faces and voices in the tech industry. And in this interview, Jen said that’s one of the most important things for encouraging more female entrepreneurship.

    After we chatted about Jen’s background