Selina Tobaccowala talks about the changes she’s observed in the industry since founding Evite in 1997.
By Jessica Stillman (Contributing Writer, Women 2.0)
From her first foray into entrepreneurship cofounding Evite out of her Stanford dorm room in 1997, to her current post leading the tech team at SurveyMonkey as the company’s VP of product and engineering, Selina Tobaccowala has seen plenty of things change in the tech industry – and some things stay remarkably the same.
“It is the women running this country but they are the wizards behind the curtains. It is time for women to come out from behind the curtain.”
By Joanne Wilson (Blogger & Angel Investor, Gotham Gal)
Life is about decisions. We are a country that does not embrace women the same way we embrace men. I see it first hand every day.
That is one of the reasons I invest in women. Not all my investments are women driven but I’d say about 85% of them are. It is more difficult being a woman than a man because if we have children we think about our 14 year old being home and agonize over it in a way that most men that I know do not. No offense to men, it is just not in the forefront of their brain. And if we aren’t married and choose to not go that route, we are looked at in a different light too.
By Laura Yecies (CEO, SugarSync)
A key part of parenting is being a role model for your children. I believe that one of the reasons I have been comfortable with my decision to work full-time while my children are growing up is that that is what I saw my mother do.
I never felt like it was a negative having a mom who worked. In fact I was (am) proud of her and even felt special talking about her work in school and with my friends.
I think its no coincidence that my husband is