Spice up your workday with a bit of storytime!

Introducing Lightning Lessons

Here at Women 2.0, we know how busy startup life can get – short product launch cycles, 60+ hour work weeks, and the ever-looming buzz of the sleepless interwebs! Sometimes, amidst the constant chatter, we just need a little pick me up. For those times when an early happy hour cocktail is simply socially unacceptable (yes, 11am is too early… for a workday!), turn your day around another way by tuning in to our new Lightning Lessons live video broadcast for a little early morning inspiration.

That’s right, take just 15 minutes out of your day to learn the easy way. Avoid the mistakes of your predecessors by listening to successful tech innovators share the game-changing stories of their startup journeys and the hard lessons they learned along the way.

Innovators jump on a Google Hangout On Air to share their story with a Women 2.0 team member and the entire talk is broadcast live via Google+ for your viewing pleasure!

We’re so very excited to announce our first speaker, the amazing Danae Ringelmann (Founder, Indiegogo). Danae will be speaking on some very important lessons learned while building one of the most successful crowdfunding platforms to date.

Tune in for Danae’s Lessons Learned

  • Pivot from Offline to Online

  • Clarifying Values

  • Funding Indiegogo

Sign up here to join us for a live Google Hangout On Air broadcast, tomorrow, Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 @ 11:00am – 11:15am. Then, participate in a live 10-minute Twitter Q&A to follow the broadcast. Just tweet your questions to @women2 @gogoDanae with the hashtag #LightningLessons.

Thanks to everybody who tuned in on Wednesday! If you missed it, you can watch Danae’s Lightning Lessons session below!

Women 2.0 Lightning Lessons Session #1 with Danae Ringelmann


Danae Ringelmann

Danae Ringelmann co-founded Indiegogo in 2008 with a mission to democratize fundraising and has since helped to propel the company into the world’s largest crowdfunding platform. Today, Danae leads the Indiegogo’s Customer Happiness division, driving total customer satisfaction and ensuring that Indiegogo consistently exceeds expectations. She also steers the company’s employee culture and value initiatives.

Prior to Indiegogo, Danae was a Securities Analyst at Cowen & Co. where she worked with entertainment companies including Pixar, Lions Gate, Disney, and Electronic Arts. Danae also focused on cable network, NFL, newspaper and hedge fund clientele while at JPMorgan’s Investment Bank and Private Bank.

Danae was listed on Fast Company ‘s Top 50 Women Innovators in Technology in 2011, and AWNY awarded Danae the “No Apologies” Changemaker award in April 2013. Danae frequently speaks at conferences around the world, including TEDx, SXSW and CeBIT.  Danae also testified before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations on “Financing America’s Small Businesses: Innovative Ideas for Raising Capital” in June 2013.

Danae is a CFA charterholder and holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Danae graduated with a B.A. in Humanities from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead Scholar and varsity rower. She resides in San Francisco.

laurenprofphoto4 Lauren Kim currently serves as the Events Coordinator at Women 2.0.  Lauren holds a B.A. in Development Studies (study of developing nations) from U.C. Berkeley and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy. She is passionate about social entrepreneurship and women’s issues. In her spare time, she competes in hackathons, attends music festivals, and snowboards. Follow her on Twitter at @LaurenJisoo.