Tag Archive: Selina Tobaccowala

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    by Angie Chang

    SurveyMonkey Engineering Leader Selina Tobaccowala Talks About Startup Failure And Success With Kara Swisher

    Today’s Women 2.0 Conference on February 14, 2013 is being livestreamed here today and video will be available post-event.

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

    In a fireside chat with Kara Swisher, SurveyMonkey engineering leader Selina Tobaccowala (and Evite.com founder) answers the question “What did they do wrong?” as an experienced entrepreneur.

    Selina Tobaccowala admitted, “The worst business deal [came from] two computer scientists with no business background.

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    by Angie Chang

    Mompreneurs: Power Moms In Tech And Entrepreneurship

    Meet these amazing “mompreneurs” in technology on Thursday at the Women 2.0 Conference!

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

    Tech-savvy moms have a long history of meaningful innovation. They keep it real by admitting their lives aren’t always perfect, but they sure as hell try and have a great time doing it. Perhaps having a cookie-cutter life is overrated, after all.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women In Tech: What Has (And Hasn’t) Changed In 15 Years

    Selina Tobaccowala talks about the changes she’s observed in the industry since founding Evite in 1997.

    By Jessica Stillman (Contributing Writer, Women 2.0)

    From her first foray into entrepreneurship cofounding Evite out of her Stanford dorm room in 1997, to her current post leading the tech team at SurveyMonkey as the company’s VP of product and engineering, Selina Tobaccowala has seen plenty of things change in the tech industry – and some things stay remarkably the same.

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    by Angie Chang

    (Infographic) Women 2.0 Conference 2013 In Pictures & Quotes

    On February 14, 2013 – join hundreds of like-minded entrepreneurial individuals who aim to build high-tech and high-growth ventures.

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

    Learn from dozens of successful women entrepreneurs, startup executives and early-stage investors at the Women 2.0 Conference in San Francisco for a full-day of inspiration, education, connection and plenty of Valentine’s Day puns. Network with hundreds of like-minded individuals at the Women 2.0 Conference – get your ticket now!

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    by Angie Chang

    Evite Founder Selina Tobaccowala Will Talk About Going From Dorm Room To Billions On February 14 At Women 2.0 Conference

    From Evite founder to SurveyMonkey Senior VP, Selina Tobaccowala will be speaking and sharing her story at Women 2.0 Conference on February 14 in San Francisco – get your ticket now to join!

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

    Women 2.0 welcomes SurveyMonkey’s SVP of Product & Engineering Selina Tobaccowala as a speaker for the upcoming Women 2.0 Conference. Before leading the engineering department at SurveyMonkey, Selina co-founded Evite, which was acquired by TicketMaster in 2001.

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    by Angie Chang

    Inspiration From Women Leaders In Tech From SurveyMonkey’s Girl Geek Dinner

    Women are the buying power of the economy, and are increasingly moving into leadership positions in tech, but what helped them achieve their success, and what did they learn about scaling a business?

    By Courtney Mayeda (MBA, UCLA Anderson)

    From candied apples to the photo booth to the cute stuffed monkeys serving as centerpieces, the event was a delight. However, it was the panel of women leaders at SurveyMonkey’s Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner that absolutely stole the show.

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Your Next Board Member Should Be A Woman

    By Aileen Lee (Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)


    Good questions have been asked lately of tech companies without gender diversity on their boards of directors. While women comprise 51% of the population, they make up only 15.7% of Fortune 500 boards of directors, less than 10% of California tech company boards, and 9.1% of Silicon Valley boards.

    Why should we care? For one, women are the power users of many products and it’s just smart business to have an understanding of key customers around the table. Could you imagine a game company without any gamers on the leadership team or board?