From conflict minerals to smart contact lenses and Ikea for higher ed, here are the stories we couldn’t stop talking about at Women 2.0 this week.
By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
What’s the best thing about working in tech? It never stops surprising you. As soon as you think you’re shock proof, along comes some new, jaw-dropping innovations to blow your mind.
Like what? How about smart contact lenses, wearable tech that senses emotion, or using Ikea’s principles of success to improve access to higher ed in Africa? Those were just some of the thought-provoking developments we couldn’t stop chatting about at Women 2.0 this week. Read on for those articles and more:
- Smart glasses? Smart watches? Nah, the next big thing may be smart contact lenses.
- This is how much it helps to look the part in technology.
- Why startup employees should send employees to conference (There are, ahem, some good ones out there)
- 3D printing just got tastier.
- Minority women are downsizing their ambitions because of bias, says new research.
- Wearable tech that sense your emotions. You saw it here first.
- You wouldn’t buy a conflict diamond. Would you buy a conflict smartphone?
- Edtech + Ikea = the future of African higher education?
- Booth babes, not just annoying, but also bad for business.
- How to retain women in tech.
What got you talking this week?
Jessica Stillman (@entrylevelrebel) is an editor at Women 2.0 and a freelance writer with interests in unconventional career paths, generational differences, and the future of work. She writes a daily column for Inc.com, contributes regularly to Forbes and has blogged for CBS MoneyWatch, GigaOM and Brazen Careerist, among others.
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