Tag Archive: Words With Bears

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    by Angie Chang

    Misrepresented, Misunderstood, Miraculous Women Entrepreneurs

    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

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    by Angie Chang

    Notes From My 1st Startup Weekend: Women 2.0 Startup Weekend

    By Lukas Black (Build & Release Engineer, Mozilla)

    On November 18th, 2011 — I jumped into the deep end of the Bay Area startup culture I have been lurking on the periphery of for the past two years of living here.

    After going to my first Girl Geek Dinner at Microsoft a month ago, and preparing to talk about women in open source at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, it seemed very much up my alley to sign up for the Women 2.0 Startup Weekend held in San Francisco at The Hatchery.

    I do always have ideas for new projects/apps though

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    by Angie Chang

    Words With Bears Wins Women 2.0 Startup Weekend 2011

    By Judy Tuan (Participant, Women 2.0 Startup Weekend 2011)

    What do video games, language, bears, and #changetheratio have to do with each other?

    The answer lies in this video. Here’s the story of how an idea turned into the startup Words With Bears at Women 2.0 Startup Weekend.

    I’d never been to a Startup Weekend or even to a local entrepreneurship event before, but Women Who Code organizer Sasha Laundy encouraged me to sign up.

    The day before Startup Weekend officially began, I went