Women 2.0′s Emily Goligoski and Jazmin Hupp interview women entrepreneurs and technology leaders about their professional experiences and lessons learned. Education, transitions, risk, and networking are covered in the series.
Women 2.0 “In Conversation” Series – Videos
Victoria Ransom, founder and CEO of the Palo Alto-based Wildfire Interactive, talks about defining your own success metrics and determining whether you’re the right person to develop your idea. Her social media marketing firm grew to profitability through lean startup practices and early support from the Facebook Fund.
Acumen Fund founder Jacqueline Novogratz recently talked with Women 2.0 about ways that simple technologies and “patient capital” can combat hunger, energy needs, housing, and other issues that philanthropy alone can’t tackle.
Women 2.0′s Emily Goligoski and VidSF sat down with Eileen Gittins, founder and CEO of the book publishing company Blurb, for her thoughts on naming a company with international aims and launching a digital offering days before the release of the iPad. Gittins discussed approaching VCs about physical publishing when it wasn’t front of mind, expanding Blurb’s service worldwide and still making time to see the work its’ community creates.
Megan Casey, co-founder of squidoo.com shares her journey from an editor to a co-founder. Before joining the founding Squidoo team Megan spent 6 years in book publishing, most recently at the Portfolio business books imprint of Penguin Group, USA. There she developed pioneering marketing and technology books from the likes of John Battelle, Seth Godin, Bo Burlingham, Rod Beckstrom and Ori Braufman, and Dave Balter — among countless others.
Megan was universally regarded as the most effective (and, irrelevantly, the youngest) editor working in the popular business book genre. She is also a user experience and marketing consultant for several author websites, and once upon a time ran her own author website development company.
Women 2.0 “In Conversation” Series – MP3s
Danae Ringlemann on co-founding an online community for filmmakers (Download MP3)
Danae is a founder and the finance chief of IndieGoGo, an online social marketplace connecting filmmakers with fans to make independent film happen.
Eileen Hassi on founding Ritual Roasters in San Francisco (Download MP3)
Eileen founded San Francisco’s Ritual Coffee Roasters four years ago and has managed to expand to three locations and a roastery in the midst of a recession. She discusses ways that informing local consumers tastes’ can improve the quality of life for coffee growers worldwide, why entrepreneurs don’t make good employees for other people, and the importance of finding good mentors while following your own instincts.
Tara Hunt on social media strategy and entrepreneurship (Download MP3)
Social media strategist Tara Hunt co-founded Citizen Agency in San Francisco to connect communities and customers with her online clients. She blogs at www.horsepigcow.com.
Sramana Mitra on mentors and entrepreneurship (Download MP3)
Author of Entrepreneur Journeys, Sramana Mitra is an entrepreneur, a strategy consultant and a Forbes columnist. She blogs at www.sramanamitra.com.
Opening music for the Women 2.0 “In Conversation” series is from Nithin Rao.