What Got Us Talking at Women 2.0 This Week: April 18 Edition


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By Betsy Mikel (Editor, Women 2.0)

  • In Inc.’s “Female Co-Founders: 7 Ways to Become the Boss,” we learned about a new study (appropriately titled “Who’s the Boss?”) that found in companies founded by mixed-sex teams, men are twice as likely to become the boss of the company as women.

  • On Medium, Cindy Hoang published “What It’s Like to Be a Girl Who Codes.” We found this excerpt especially compelling: “Being a girl is no excuse. It does not mean that if you want to be stronger, you can’t be. It does not mean that if you want to be smarter, you can’t be. Women have more power than they think. Yet the discouragement of society and lack of confidence dissuades them from going after their dreams and reaching their full potential.”

Read anything interesting on the web this week? Let us know in the comments!

About the author: Betsy Mikel is the managing editor of Women 2.0 and runs the content consultancy Aveck. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a lifelong obsession with French language and culture. When she's not biking all over every city she visits to find its best taqueria, you can find Betsy on Twitter at @betsym.