Women In Business
I believe that’s why the myth soldiers on… to keep us from talking.
By Tara Hunt (Co-Founder & CEO, Buyosphere)
My #1 pet peeve is the “women don’t support one another” myth that gets thrown around all too often and by men and women alike.
First off, let me agree that there ARE some awfully insecure men AND women who will talk behind one another’s backs to make life more difficult.
My advice, avoid them, but don’t jump to conclusions about an entire gender because of one nasty person. (My mother always taught me, “If someone is talking nasty about someone
Few women have joined or founded startups and gained the kind of experience that enables their careers to explode like Marissa Mayer’s. Here are recommendations on accelerating the pace of women in high-tech.
By Jack Hidary & Cindy Padnos (Contributors, Fortune)
The announcement Monday that Yahoo! selected Marissa Mayer as its new chief is a great signal for Silicon Valley. Marissa joined Google as its 20th employee back in 1999 when it was a fledgling company and had an uncertain future. Historically, few women joined or founded startups and gained the kind of experience that enabled Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook to rise to their positions of responsibility. Yet, we are now seeing some positive signs.
Across the US, we are seeing more and more tech startups co-founded or run by women. These include: Silver Tail, One King’s
We haven’t advanced over these past two decades when it comes to views on women and leadership.
By Kim Polese (Contributor, Forbes)
When I first read Eric Jackson‘s post Wednesday on FORBES entitled, “Sheryl Sandberg is the Valley’s It Girl – Just Like Kim Polese Once Was”, my immediate thought was – how sad. How sad that as an industry and a society we haven’t advanced over these past two decades when it comes to views on women and leadership.
As with all the past lazy, stereotype-ridden articles like this one, it gets the facts wrong. For example, writing about Marimba, the software company I co-founded and led as CEO, Jackson states that “after the bubble burst the company had no future
“Build an incredible team, give them the right tools, then get out of their way.”
By Geri Stengel (Founder, Ventureneer)
Perhaps it’s women’s natural instinct to nurture or maybe high-impact entrepreneurs know that you can’t sustain rapid growth without employees who deliver excellent products and customer service. It’s both, according to Marsha Firestone, President of the Women Presidents’ Organization, which compiled a list of the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies in North America sponsored by American Express OPEN.
These companies were already substantial
A robust, in-depth new podcast for women in the workplace launched by public radio reporter.
By Ashley Milne-Tyte (Public Radio Reporter & Student, CUNY Entrepreneurial Journalism Program)
I never thought of myself as an entrepreneur until recently. As a public radio reporter, I’ve done stories about entrepreneurs. But all that business sense? That desire to talk about money and make things happen and stay up all night? It wasn’t me. But for several years I’ve been fascinated by stories involving women.
I studied sociolinguistics at college, and the different ways in which men and women communicate began to fascinate me. Years later, I got interested in how differently the two sexes behave in the workplace, and society’s still conflicted view of women’s role
By Jazmin Hupp (Director of Awesome, Tekserve)
With few female entrepreneurs to look to, MIT Sloan hosted a panel on how women can go big with their own businesses. The panel included Joanna Rees (Founder of VSP Capital), Katrina Markoff (Founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat), Alexandra Wilkis Wilson (Founder of Gilt Groupe), and was moderated by Fredricka Whitfield (Anchor, CNN).
What Is Getting In the Way?
Joanna thinks that fear and giving up after set-backs get in women’s way. Some women quit after their first major