Tag Archive: Shaherose Charania

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    Who Needs a Y Chromosome? New Documentary Encourages Girls to Get Into Tech

    A new short documentary fighting back against the decline in the number of young women considering studying computer science premieres tonight at Stanford. 

    By Ayna Agarwal &  Ellora Israni (Co-Directors, she++ Women in Technology Conference)

    Between 2000 and 2009, there was a 79% drop in the number of first-year undergraduate women considering computer science, even as the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Angry Birds were making technology ‘cool’ again. And so, we have been told, time and time again, we need more women in technology. But we’re not entirely convinced by the op-eds and panel discussions. The greatest technology companies of our time — Apple, Google, Facebook — have been successfully founded and run by men. And they seem to be doing a pretty good job.

    Our new short documentary she++: The Documentary fights back against this thinking

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Got Big Goals? Female Founders on How to Maintain Big Motivation

     Big dreams equal epic to-do lists, so how can you keep going even when there’s so much ground to cover?

    By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

    If you’re running a mile or checking a handful of items off your daily to-do list, keeping your motivation up is simple. The finish line is right there in sight to compel you to keep going. But many startups are more like a marathon. If you’re out to upend your industry or change the world, it can feel like even the most jam-packed days barely make a dent in the pile of work that stands between you and your ambition.

    So how can you keep going?

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Ever Wondered What It’s Like Backstage at the Women 2.0 Conference?

    Sony Entertainment Television pulls back the curtain on the recent Women 2.0 conference, interviewing speakers backstage and talking with Women 2.0 co-founder Shaherose Charania about her story. 

    By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

    What goes on backstage at a tech conference?

    If you’ve ever wondered what the speakers were talking about after they left the stage, this video from Sony Entertainment Television peeking behind the curtain at Women 2.0′s recent conference might be right up your alley.

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    by Jessica Stillman

    This Isn’t a Girl Thing

    Marissa Mayer’s decision to bring all Yahoo! employees back to the office has nothing to do with gender — it’s all about business and reinvigorating a stumbling behemoth. 

    By Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0)

    I had a chat with my friends at Bloomberg last week. They were perplexed that the media was still talking about the strong move by Marissa and wanted my honest and frank opinion.

    I wasn’t shy when I shared it, have a look at the video clip:

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Sneak Peek: Backstage at the Women 2.0 Conference

    Sony Entertainment Television was at the recent Women 2.0 conference interviewing speakers backstage and talking with Women 2.0 co-founder Shaherose Charania – the resulting show airs Saturday (but a sneak preview is out now). 

    By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

    What goes on backstage at a tech conference?

    If you’ve ever wondered what the speakers talk about after they leave the stage, a new show from SONY Entertainment Television that peeks behind the curtain of Women 2.0′s recent conference might be right up your alley. Watch the episode on Saturday March 16th o

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    by Angie Chang

    Gift Smarter: HackXmas Utilizes Social Data So You Give Better Gifts

    Check out Women 2.0 CEO Shaherose Charania’s Pickie gift guide.

    By Sonia Sahney Nagar (Co-Founder & CEO, Pickie)

    Picking out the perfect gift (or even an acceptable gift) is hard. Americans spend about $65 billion on holiday presents every year, and some economists believe much of the billions are wasted because people don’t like what they get.

    Bloomberg recently cited economist Joel Waldfogel

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    by Angie Chang

    Pre-Launching Women 2.0 Job Board – Find/Post Startup Or Tech Company Gigs!

    You can post your opportunity for 30 days for $10 until October 31.

    By Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0)

    Great news! We’ve been asked, for what seems like years, “Does Women 2.0 have a job board?” And we did, then we didn’t, then we did and then we didn’t. Using the cookie-cutter job boards just wasn’t working for us. So we put our heads down and quickly put together this for you! There is only one industry right now, globally, that is OVER-employed and that is in Technology.

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    by Angie Chang

    Learn From Leaders Of Product Innovation: Women 2.0 PITCH 2012 Videos Now Available Online

    For $30, get full access to Women 2.0 premium videos for the next 30 days online.

    By Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0)

    We have exclusive videos from PITCH 2012, our 1000 person conference last February in Silicon Valley. We recorded all the conference talks, panels and pitches for you so you can pop some popcorn and make it a night of learning and inspiration.

    We are excited to be sharing this exclusive content with you. A 30 day subscription to premium Women 2.0 videos will give you access to 6 videos – that’s 3 hours of great talks – from female founders including Zipcar’s Robin Chase, Care.com’s Sheila Lirio Marcelo (pictured), Chomp’s Cathy Edwards (acquired by Apple)

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    by Angie Chang

    Zynga Adds Ellen Siminoff To Board Of Directors This Month (Women In The Boardroom)

    Ellen Siminoff, founding executive at Yahoo!, joins the all-male board of social gaming company Zynga.

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

    From the successful Internet campaign to add Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to the all-male board of directors at the social networking giant (which happened after the company went IPO), to a steady stream of studies and articles touting higher ROI for companies with women on the board, there is a growing awareness of board hegemony making decisions for a heterogeneous society.

    Former Yahoo! executive Ellen Siminoff was added Zynga’s board of directors this month, the first woman to join the previously all-male board. She will also join the audit committee at Zynga.

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    by Angie Chang

    Founder Friday Mexico City Successfully Launches: A Perfect Storm

    “(…) The poorest and most backward-going societies in the world, tend to be those who diminish their women and yet, this blatantly obvious truth is usually ignored, all the same, by governments and philanthropists… Women represent 51% of the human race, supporting them will change everything; even more so than technology, design or entertainment. Women who are educated, work and get opportunities will bring peace and prosperity to this desolated world (…)”- Isabel Allende

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    by Angie Chang

    My Latest 8 App Development Mantras

    During a hackathon, we’re constantly evaluating whether “it’s worth it” on any given problem.

    By Anna Billstrom (iOS & Facebook App Developer, Self)

    Maybe, perhaps because I’m an English major, I tend to notice patterns in my speech.

    I noticed recently that I keep saying the same phrases in discussions regarding mobile app development: secret sauce, no login, no back button, mentoring, phase 2, did the customer want that, don’t say user, and is it needlessly complex?

    These discussions came up in hackfests, in client work, and in advising on technical projects. What the repetition of these phrases means to me, is that I need to reinforce certain