Here is what caught our attention this week. Find this interesting? Join in on the discussion and tell us what you have been reading.
By Jordan Hunter (Editorial Intern, Women 2.0)
- A new survey of 3,211 chief information officers was released that showed women make up 7 percent of top positions, which is down 2 percent from last year.
- On the bright side, The Business Insider just reported that 40 percent of incoming students enrolling at Carnegie Mellon’s computer science program are women. Women may still be the minority but the last time this happened was back in 2000 during the dot com boom.
- “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” In Fast Company’s “Advice from 7 Women Leaders Who Navigated the Male-Dominated Tech Scene,” seven female executives offered their advice to young entrepreneurial women are aspiring to fill their shoes and what it takes to get there. Some of the executives include Arianna Huffington, Raji Arasu, the CTO of StubHub and Carolyn Everson, the VP of global marketing solutions at Facebook.
- Ever heard the saying “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus?” Well, John Gray, author of the relationship guide of the same name, talks about how there are communication conflicts between men and women in the workplace after surveying 100,000 male and female executives.
- Lynn Utter, COO of Knoll, Inc. reflects on the time that she had to step up and break the stigma of women leaders in “How Women Leaders Can Balance the Catch-22 of Decisiveness.”
- In case you missed it: LEGO will soon be releasing female scientist LEGOs! The Female Minifigure Set will include chemists, astronomers, and paleontologists.
- One of our favorite Women 2.0 posts this week: Why I Launched My Startup While Working Full-Time — And Why I’d Do It Again by Avelist founder and CEO Jody Porowski.
What would your advice be to young entrepreneurial women who are navigating the male-dominated tech scene?
About the author: Jordan Hunter (@wannabe_wintour) is an editorial intern at Women 2.0. She is in her last year at San Francisco State University where she is pursuing a B.A. in journalism and a minor in political science and was the former Print Managing Editor of the campus newspaper. She loves everything to do with grammar and blogging about beauty.