Tag Archive: White House

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    by Angie Chang

    Submit Your Best Idea For The Equal Futures App Challenge By January 19

    Individuals/teams can submit their app on equalfutures.challenge.gov until January 19th, 2013 at 12:00am (EST).

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

    Last year, President Obama announced at the UN General Assembly the Equal Futures Partnership, launched to increase women’s political participation and economic empowerment. Participating countries vow to to expand opportunities for women and girls to fully participate in public life and to drive more inclusive economic growth.

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Aren’t There More Foreign Female Entrepreneurs?

    By Priya Alagiri (Founder, The Alagiri Immigration Law Firm)

    The voice on the other end of the phone caught me off-guard. Young, energetic and slightly accented, the voice asked whether the recently announced immigration policies could help her to start a company. As an immigration attorney, this was a typical query for me to receive. What wasn’t typical was that the voice belonged to a woman —- a foreign female entrepreneur!

    In conjunction with its recent economic plan to spur the U.S. economy, the White House

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    by Angie Chang

    5 Things Every Startup CEO Needs to Know

    By Erica Zidel (Founder & CEO, SittingAround)

    Last week, I had the honor and privilege of being recognized by the White House in their Champions of Change series for the work I am doing to promote babysitting cooperatives and make it easier for families to find high-quality childcare.

    I spent the day in DC touring the White House, meeting with other young CEOs, and being interviewed on camera for the White House blog. (Pro tip: if ever you’re invited to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, do not make that the day you decide to break-in your too-small, non-breathable patent leather heels. Take it from the woman who lacked this foresight.)

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    by Angie Chang

    Facebook Town Hall and Startup America with Jessica Herrin, Lynn Jurich, Raissa Nebie and Adriana Neagu

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

    Entrepreneurship panels will follow President Obama’s Town Hall livestreamed from Facebook on Wednesday, April 20. The panels on “Women in Technology” and “Startups in America” feature women entrepreneurs like Jesssica Herrin (Founder & CEO, Stella & Dot), Lynn Jurich (Co-Founder & President, SunRun), Adriana Neagu (Co-Founder & CEO, Formotus), and Founder Labs’ own Raissa Nebie (Co-Founder & CEO, Spoondate)!

    The event will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/live and Facebook.com/WhiteHouse.

    Women in Technology Panel (April 20 @ 3:15pm)

    • Sheryl Sandberg (Chief Operating Officer, Facebook)
    • Jocelyn Goldfein (Director of Engineering, Facebook)
    • Theresia Gouw Ranzetta (Partner, Accel Partners)
    • Jessica Herrin (Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Stella & Dot)

    Startup America Panel: Winning the Future through Entrepreneurship (April 20 @ 4:30pm)

    • Austan Goolsbee (Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisors)
    • Michael Schroepfer (Vice President of Engineering, Facebook)
    • Lynn Jurich (Co-Founder & President, SunRun)
    • Raissa Nebie, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Spoondate)
    • Adriana Neagu (Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Formotus)

    Videos of the panels taped by the White House after the jump!