What high-profile working mothers say carries weight with other working mothers whether we like it or not.
By Stefania Pomponi (Co-Founder, Clever Girls Collective)
Sarah Lacy’s article on Marissa Mayer’s life as a working mom suggests that women who are critical of Marissa Mayer’s statements that she wasn’t planning to take much of a maternity leave and that her baby is “easy” are “pathetic.” I agree with much of what Lacy says, including that we don’t need Marissa Mayer’s “permission to decide how to balance career and family,” but unlike Lacy, I do
The startup world is chattering about the increasingly narrow path from angel to VC funding. How will the crunch affect women-led companies?
By Jessica Stillman (Contributing Writer, Women 2.0)
Whether you respond to them with concerned hand-wringing or something like Darwinian glee, here are the facts.
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BizeeBee’s Poornima Vijayashanker suggested that “women need to get more comfortable with making the ask.”
By Emily Gonzales (CTO, Bookigee)
Rather than focus on a specific issue facing women in technology today, the panelists discussed various topics and provided insightful advice for the 100+ women in attendance.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
One of the most recognizable women’s names in the Silicon Valley and former TechCrunch writer, Sarah Lacy has raised $2.5M in funding from individuals including Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Tony Hseih (Zappos), Zach Nelson (NetSuite), Andrew Anker, Chris Dixon (FounderCollective), Saul Klein (IndexVentures), Josh Kopelman (First Round Capital), Jeff Jordan (ex-CEO, Open Table) and Matt Cohler (ex-Facebook & Benchmark Capital).
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