Our last reading guide of 2013 includes a hard look at tech’s accomplishments (or lack thereof) this year and a peek at the future according to Google Ventures.
By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
Happy holidays once again from team Women 2.0!
For the holidays we’re not just offering our community discounted conference tickets, we’re also making sure you have plenty to read and think about while you relax and reflect over the festive season, including a critical take on the failings of the tech industry in 2013, the year’s most extraordinary women, and a deep dive into the future according to Google Ventures.
- Strong women? 2013 had plenty. Here’s a roundup of the year’s most powerful women.
- What did tech accomplish this year? Some say nothing. What’s your view?
- How not to design a “woman’s” tech product.
- Google Venture’s vision of the future is one where “medicine is more personalized, where the Internet broadens access to financial, educational, and clean energy resources; and where children can begin to learn computer science concepts from toy robots.”
- Entrepreneurs brains are wired differently, according to new research.
- Who says women entrepreneurs aren’t as ambitious as men?
- “Women have only about 28% of speaking parts in mainstream movies of all kinds and that the number has inched up less than 1% over the last two decades.”
- Reflective commentators ponder exactly who is benefiting from the tech revolution. Is it time for tech to think seriously about inequality? About its race problem?
- Vanity Fair offers female tech execs to watch.
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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