High-flying entrepreneurs Clara Shih, Gina Bianchini, Priya Haji and Rebecca Woodcock recognized as Silicon Valley Movers & Shakers.
Education is ripe for disruption, and women entrepreneurs are at the forefront of the movement.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
From the educational aspect of gamifying the improvement and education of people, the possibilities are endless – many apps and companies are popping up looking to educate people (kids, second/third career adults, and everyone in between) on computational thinking, financial literacy, etc.
Traditional academic institutions are going online, starting with university courses on YouTube and ending with massively open online courses available free of charge to whoever wants. Online collaboration is possible for students located in different areas of the world, and textbooks are increasingly going digital.
We celebrated a flurry of venture funding announcements for women-founded startups this week.
By Priya Haji (Co-Founder & CEO, SaveUp)
My entrepreneurial imagination gets inspired by seeing how I can help people through an innovative use of business or technology. My dad and my grandmother are my role models. My grandmother was part of Gandhi’s movement in India, and she showed me the importance of a commitment to improving the world.
The first social venture I started was in high school with my dad. We created a free health clinic in my hometown of Bryan, Texas, and it is still there serving thousands of people.
Founder Friday Mixer (November 4 in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York, Madrid and Barcelona)
By Sepideh Nasiri (Corporate Sponsorships & Events Director, Women 2.0)
Women 2.0 is hosting six global Founder Friday networking mixers for women entrepreneurs and their friends on Friday, November 4, 2011 in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York, Madrid and Barcelona. Thanks to our sponsors AOL, Ellas 2.0, Press Club and Pourtal for helping make this possible!