A new short documentary fighting back against the decline in the number of young women considering studying computer science premieres tonight at Stanford. By Ayna Agarwal & Ellora Israni (Co-Directors, she++ Women in Technology Conference) Between 2000 and 2009, there was a 79% drop in the number of first-year undergraduate women considering computer science, even as the likes [...]
Posts Tagged "Mentoring"
Exchanging information, celebrating each other’s successes, the act of learning as a group – all this collective experience feels like a powerful counteraction to the plain-as-day fact that startup culture is not exactly women-friendly. By Angelina Strosahl (Co-Founder, DonationPay) I was lucky enough to attend the Women 2.0 “The Next Billion” Conference last Thursday and [...]
Get Mentored By 10 Women Entrepreneurs Who Celebrated Their Startup’s Acquisition – Join Women 2.0 For Lunch On Thursday!
Get mentored on V-Day by an entrepreneur who has exited! By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) Entrepreneurs are respected for their moxy, their grit, their determination and faith. How many tech companies start in a garage or dorm room to become the next Google or Facebook? Many have ideas and inventions brewing, but [...]
I remembered what I’d been told – that in this case, most men would just forge on and make a counter offer, so that’s what I should do, and it was not a big deal on the company’s side. By Michelle Glauser (Alumna, Hackbright Academy) Hackbright Career Day was December 4th and graduation was December [...]
In the past, writing iPhone apps were a stretch for me, and now I was creating one. Code Camp removed my fear and surrounded me with encouragement. By Monica Starr Feldman (Junior, Wellesley College) This past week, 16 talented women engineering students and myself attended Square’s inaugural Code Camp in San Francisco. Square is a [...]
Sometimes asking for help is the most important thing a person can do in their career. By Wendy Lea (CEO, Get Satisfaction) You need to know that what got you here won’t get you there. At a certain point, you must recognize that you can’t go the entrepreneurial journey alone. Let’s talk about relationship building [...]
November 14′s PITCH Conference will hold mentoring over lunch. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) We have over two dozen mentors joining us on November 14 at PITCH NYC Conference – have face time with them over lunch! From investors to entrepreneurs, from product experts to marketing gurus, our mentors will cover topics [...]
During a hackathon, we’re constantly evaluating whether “it’s worth it” on any given problem. By Anna Billstrom (iOS & Facebook App Developer, Self) Maybe, perhaps because I’m an English major, I tend to notice patterns in my speech. I noticed recently that I keep saying the same phrases in discussions regarding mobile app development: secret [...]
Mentoring and supporting more junior employees makes good sense for your own career. By Leah Eichler (Contributing Writer, Femme-O-Nomics) It’s time to stop the blame game. You know, the one where women quietly admit to each other that senior female executives play a role in the gender gap by not supporting more junior women or [...]
How mentoring a team of underserved high school girls affected a Silicon Valley techie. By Harini Sridharan (Senior Strategist, Rosetta) Let me start with a statistic that some of you might already know: While women make 47% of the U.S. workforce, only 5% of startups are owned by women. And here’s another: In 2010, only [...]