By Sarah Granger (Contributor, San Francisco Chronicle)
It’s no secret that San Francisco and Silicon Valley’s tech demographics skew heavily on the side of men. Rather than continue quietly observing this cultural inequity, over the past few years, more voices have brought attention to the issue.
Through increased publicity, thanks to speeches by leaders like Sheryl Sandberg and articles like this month’s feature in San Francisco magazine, the conversation around women entrepreneurs is beginning to change. Still, some of the discussion is going in the wrong direction – focusing only at those at the very top
By Francine Gordon (Co-Organizer, TEDxBayArea TEDWomen)
Last year, TED held its first TEDWomen conference in Washington, DC. Recognizing the phenomenal community of women in the San Francisco Bay area, TEDxBayArea decided to organize its own day-long program dedicated to women.
About 175 people heard TED-type talks by more than 20 presenters including Jill Tarter (Center Director, SETI), Debra Bowen (Secretary of State, California), Tara VandDerveer (Coach, Stanford Women’s Basketball Team), Shaherose Charania (CEO & Co-Founder, Women 2.0),