Tag Archive: Women

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    by Jessica Schimm

    Best Cities for Women in the Workforce

    “We separated the list into large, medium and small metro areas to find places that appeal to all.”

    By Divya Raghavan (Contributing Writer, NerdWallet.com.)

    As of 2012, women make up 49.3% of all U.S. workers, and 41.4% of mothers (including working wives as well as single mothers) are the main breadwinners of their household. With the current economic state, many households are finding that they need two incomes to support their families. NerdWallet took a closer look at metro areas with characteristics that support working women, including a growing economy, a small gender pay gap and robust salaries.

    by Jessica Schimm

    Warren Buffett: “Women are a major reason we will do so well”


    “Fellow males, get onboard. The closer that America comes to fully employing the talents of all its citizens, the greater its output of goods and services will be. We’ve seen what can be accomplished when we use 50% of our human capacity. If you visualize what 100% can do, you’ll join me as an unbridled optimist about America’s future.”

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    by Angie Chang

    The Value Of Women In Startups (Infographic)

    Female entrepreneurs have lagged behind males, traditionally, but that is starting to change.

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

    Diversity in leadership proves again and again to bring higher revenues. In our case, we champion the participation of women as entrepreneurs and executives, leading the next generation of technology-empowered high-growth or high-tech businesses.

    Check out the handy infographic

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    by Angie Chang

    Family “Pulls” And Workplace “Pushes” Challenge BRIC Women

    If companies want to leverage on the talent, education, and ambition of BRIC women then, Hewlett says, they must create “policies and practices [that will allow them] to flourish” and “ensure that…. [these women] get the skills and support they need today.”

    By Nicel Jane (Contributing Writer, Femme-O-Nomics)

    What do Brazil, Russia, India, and China or the BRIC nations have in common? Aside from the fact that they are emerging markets, they are also home to the most impressive female talent pool in the world.

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    by Angie Chang

    Pinterest: An Amazing Place For Female Engineers

    Software engineer Tracy Chou answers the Quora question “What are some particularly female engineer-friendly companies to work for in San Francisco?”

    By Tracy Chou (Software Engineer, Pinterest)

    At Pinterest, we have a great company culture (read my breathless rant here). Women are as integral and respected a part of our diverse team as anyone else, and certainly not treated any differently.

    It’s the first place, in school or professionally, that I’ve not been aware or made aware of my gender, ever, in any situation. I don’t feel like a female engineer.

    I’m just an engineer, and I’m expected and empowered to do great work like every other engineer on the team.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Entrepreneurs’ Role In Job Creation And Economic Growth

    Job creation is a key indicator of the importance of women’s leadership for economic growth.

    By Stephanie Sheridan (Founder & Policy Coordinator, Institute for Policy Analysis & Implementation)

    Women not only make the majority of purchasing in the United States, we account for the majority of new ownership positions in the corporate world. Whereas we tends to focus on a lack of female leadership in the Fortune 500 league, these stats fail to give justice to the radical revolution taking place in the largest part of the economy – SMEs.

    Women have set a fast and furious pace in founding our own companies and our market share is growing at a faster rate than our counterparts. Inasmuch as women say a decisive “no” to the C-suite in Fortune 500 (59% of women responded they do not aspire to the highest echelons of corporate leadership

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Shouldn’t A Woman Start A Software Technology Company?

    “It’s high time we use technology and build the solution. This is why I – a woman, a mother, a professional – started and am leading this software technology company.”

    By Catheryne Nicholson (Co-Founder & CEO, MommaZoo)

    I’m an engineer. I’m a mother. I’m a leader. I’m co-founder of MommaZoo. As with most women, the roads of my life are these: woman, career, mother. I had amazing teachers in high school and I fell in love with physics, geometry, and calculus. This led me to study aeronautical engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy.

    It was tough. Really tough. Back then, many men (and women, unfortunately) had idiotic opinions that women did not belong at the Academy or the Navy (these were pre-Tailhook times). Same goes for women cutting it in engineering (this bias unfortunately still exists). That really pisses me off.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Opportunities For Robots, Startups And Women

    Women hackers wanted for robots at the Mountain View MEGA Startup Weekend!

    By Andra Keay (Organizer, MEGA Startup Weekend)

    Robots, startups and women – These are a few of my favorite things, but they usually don’t go hand in hand. There are exceptions of course, but in general, the numbers don’t lie. Women are under represented in tech startups and under represented in robotics. Under representation is a missed opportunity.

    I’m not just being a cheerleader. It’s tempting to claim that robotics is the future and that we need to get more women involved. But if simply getting more women in the pipes fixed the under representation of women in technology, we’d have seen greater

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    by Angie Chang

    Getting Down With The Numbers (Women & Finance Go Together)

    By Teresa Dentino (Founder & CEO, The Financial 411)

    Women’s vast economic power having finally been recognized, it’s time to think differently and own our relationship with money and our business finances.

    Having a clear understanding of the nuts and bolts of finance that affect your bottom line gives you a leg up over any competitor, and, not least, with every potential investor or funding source.

    Financial literacy is within reach of every woman, and not just those who excel in math. (When was the last time you

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    by Angie Chang

    The Most Powerful Gender

    By Jim Gilmartin (President, Coming of Age)

    According to a new Nielsen study “Women of Tomorrow: U.S. Multicultural Insights”, women are the world’s most powerful single demographic. They control the majority of household spending decisions, their influence is growing, and they are increasingly exercising this new-found power in a variety of ways.

    From 21 countries, representing 60% of the world’s population and 78% of GDP, there is one very positive commonality: women believe their roles are changing for the better.

    As overall consumer demand shrinks and

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    How To Get More Women in Tech: Don’t Call Yourself A Girl (Video)

    By Meredith Lepore (Contributor, The Grindstone)

    “If you want to be respected in tech as a woman, don’t call yourself a girl. See if we start referring to all the women who work in tech as women, then we will have a lot more women when we get rid of the girls. And when I say women, I mean people who menstruate and pay taxes.” — Caroline Drucker in her amazing presentation on How To Get More Women in Tech in Under A Minute at Ignite NYC.

    Though the video is humorous at times, Caroline makes a profound point about semantics.

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    by Angie Chang

    Hot Topic on Reddit: XX Chromosome Equals Lower Pay

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

    How’s this for an opening line: “I work for a large multinational tech company, I regularly hire woman for 65% to 75% of what males make. I am sick of it, here is why it happens, and how you can avoid it.”

    The hot topic on Reddit this week:

    Today I finished interviewing my third new hire this month, two of which are women. They both are getting paid substantially less than the man I hired earlier this month, and to be honest I am getting tired of that. I don’t set the wages, I just handle negotiations

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    by Angie Chang

    Women and Mentoring in the U.S. (LinkedIn Infographic)

    By Nicole Williams (Connection Director, LinkedIn)

    LinkedIn’s latest study found (in a survey of nearly 1,000 female professionals in the U.S.) that 82% of women agree that having a mentor is important.

    But what will knock your socks off is that considering the competitive employment landscape, and the universal belief that mentorship is a critical component to career success, 19% (that’s nearly 1 out of every 5 women) have NEVER had a mentor.

    Here is an infographic from LinkedIn:

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    by Angie Chang

    Foodspotting Founder and CEO Alexa Andrzejewski Virtually Only Woman Onstage at Facebook Developer Conference

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

    In the space recently occupied by TechCrunch Disrupt, Facebook developer and press conference f8 featured a keynote by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the new Facebook Timeline.

    Foodspotting, founded by Alexa Andrzejewski, was prominently featured in Zuckerberg’s keynote onstage at f8.

    Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff tweets no less than five times about the lack of women and diversity onstage at f8. Alexa was virtually the only woman onstage

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    by Angie Chang

    A Pink Collar Tech Ghetto?

    By Tara Hunt (Co-Founder & CEO, Buyosphere)

    Jolie O’Dell, who is one of my favorite people in the world tweeted something yesterday that got the women of the tech world (and many men) up in arms.

    It also ignited quite a lively backchannel conversation amongst the various women in tech groups I’m part of. The reactions (including mine) ranged from “I can see her point, but ‘embarrassment’ is a harsh way to put it,” to “OMFG &*#(&#)@#*@!” Mine was somewhere in between, but the biggest thing that struck me was how familiar it sounded.