Empowering women in business, startups mixing fashion and feminism are celebrating a renaissance. By Tara Hunt (Co-Founder & CEO, Buyosphere) Many of those not in the know think of fashion as a trap for women. Uncomfortable shoes. Impossible body images. Shallow spendy status symbols. Magazine layouts of size zero 6 foot tall women juxtaposed with [...]
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When it comes to women and technology, misconceptions abound. By Leslie Bradshaw (Co-Founder & President, JESS3) If the chatter on the internet is to be believed, women: 1) play a small role in the world of tech and 2) are best suited in the “Pink Ghetto” where the tech they create is free to be [...]
By Marian Mangoubi (Founder & CEO, Sassy CEO) There’s an image of entrepreneurial women focusing on their startups on beauty, shopping, and fashion (“Pink Ghetto“). However, after a year of studying tech companies founded by women, I can say emphatically that this is a misrepresentation. Last year around this time there was a lot of [...]
By Elissa Rose (Assistant Editor, Women 2.0) This week at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, there was a panel titled “What if you could create a startup?” The panel was made up of women, one of which was a Partner at the VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. She said, as paraphrased by Forbes, [...]
By Ellie Cachette (Founder & CEO, ConsumerBell) There’s something happening in New York Tech Scene: The female community is finding and establishing itself among the ranks of the techies in the Big Apple. For a lot of reasons New York is not Silicon Valley, where the culture has matured to the point that everyone seems [...]
By Gloria W. Jacobs (Senior Freelance Software Developer, NYC) The expression “pink ghetto” when used in context of software development, refers to jobs (which are often offered to women and people new to the field) that will not help you grow your skill set or experience in productive ways. During an economic crunch, these types [...]
By Tara Hunt (Co-Founder & CEO, Buyosphere) Jolie O’Dell, who is one of my favorite people in the world tweeted something yesterday that got the women of the tech world (and many men) up in arms. It also ignited quite a lively backchannel conversation amongst the various women in tech groups I’m part of. The [...]