"It's not 'P.C.' to say this, but..." Thank you for this helpful preface alerting me to the fact that I can spend the next 30 seconds fantasizing about "Star Trek" without missing anything important.
The year was 1984 and in addition to the chalkboards and alphabet posters, our 2nd grade classroom was equipped with an odd, beige box at a table in the back behind the students.
If Silicon Valley wants to not only attract, but retain highly educated women, it's going to have to do more than solve the pipeline problem. It's going to have to face its bias against mothering so it can put a stop to the revolving door.
"If the idea is good, the idea is good, whether it is coming from an intern or the CEO."
It's about time that we invest more in women-led startups. There's talk about how we need to #changetheratio, but talk's not enough. There's gotta be action that disrupts the tech sector. Today, I'm partnering with Women Who Tech to launch the first-ever Women Startup Challenge.
I had read the stories about the casual sexism in the world of startups and entrepreneurship, but I brushed them aside. STEM fields are also supposed to be biased, and I haven't experienced much discrimination there, I told myself. Entrepreneurship will be okay too... I was very wrong.
If you love to learn, then a career in STEM might be the path for you and, at this point in history, you couldn't pick a better time to get involved in a STEM career.
We all want to be part of the team. But with so much competition out there, what does it take for you to stand out and get that coveted tap on the shoulder? It's ultimately up to you, but here are four things you can do to improve your odds.
I was the first female CEO in the top 25 research companies. When I sold my company, I worked with all VC guys. They ran a company built with numbers; I ran a company built with passion. They rewrote my pitch deck, because I was told, "This is how you do it."
We don't give our kids enough experience in how to ask questions, develop a hypothesis, try things, gather data, and sometimes fail -- and to do so effectively. And we need to teach them it's OK for things to go wrong in the short term if they are working hard toward a longer goal and using the evidence-based process of science.
Are there more men than women in tech? Yes! But there are definitely more than enough amazing female founders, female CEOs and female opinion makers to fill 50% of the sessions with great content.
I am one of the women who benefit greatly from the generation of women before me. I work at a tech startup called Spylight, and I consider myself very fortunate to work in an environment that is over 80 percent female.
Ellen Rubin is CEO & Cofounder of ClearSky Data, which is in stealth mode, and is funded by General Catalyst and Highland Capital Partners. Her experi...
Math and science are important parts of engineering, but so is creativity. We're coming up with new ideas, new projects and new technologies to change our business. It's invigorating and personally rewarding on levels I never could have imagined as a college freshman.
EDGE provides a mechanism for companies not only to show the seriousness of their commitment to closing gender gaps, but to then put their money and time where their mouths are. Tech and media companies, in particular, because they so disproportionately shape imaginations and narratives.
There's no end to what we can achieve if we all start sharing, working, and learning together, to help prepare our students for a future that is ever changing. I, for one, can't wait to see what we'll come up with next -- together!