Slaughter commended having ambition and drive, but cautioned women to be realistic about the fact that children take time to raise and that the preferences women have as they grow older will change over time. By Grace Nasri (Managing Editor, FindTheBest) The WIE Symposium in New York featured a range of high-profile speakers including Prof. [...]
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Girls paired up to complete their final projects, from mobile apps to computer games. By Grace Nasri (Managing Editor, FindTheBest) The first inaugural class of Girls Who Code graduated last Thursday after the 8-week summer crash course in technology and computer science. From about 100 applicants, 20 girls from underserved high schools across New York [...]
We would like to take the opportunity to thank every single member of our Founder Friday teams around the world for their efforts and support of creating communities. By Sepideh Nasiri (Director of All Things Offline, Women 2.0) Happy Birthday to Founder Friday! It’s been exactly one year since Women 2.0 started building teams for [...]
Women VCs interviewed say despite the low numbers, the VC industry is a great place for women. By Grace Nasri (Managing Editor, FindTheBest) The facts: Women make up just 6% of chief executives at the leading 100 tech companies. Women are launching companies at a rate 1.5 times higher than the national average, but they [...]
Why do women continue to be under represented in the growing tech industry? By Grace Nasri (Managing Editor, FindTheBest) There’s little correlation between a group’s collective intelligence and the IQs of its individual members. But if a group includes more women, its collective intelligence rises,” was the finding of a study published by the Harvard [...]
By Grace Nasri (Managing Editor, FindTheBest) Venture capital firms invested $28.4 billion into 3,673 deals last year, with the majority of deals going into the software and biotechnology industries. This year’s VC funding figures represent the third highest annual investment numbers in dollar terms of the past decade. The annual figures represent an increase of [...]
By Grace Nasri (Managing Editor, FindTheBest) Venture capital funding hasn’t hit the peaks of early 2000 but is going strong, particularly in Silicon Valley and for software companies. Analysis of venture funding from a variety of data sources revealed some interesting facts about last quarter’s deal flow. Last quarter, venture capital firms invested $6.95 billion [...]