You know it's always fascinating to watch the beginning of the next really big thing. Well, that's what it was like at the Watermark Conference today when Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State, took the stage.
We believe that budget discussions should consider the growing role that institutions like ours play in educating our young people, long before freshmen check into their residence hall rooms for fall semester.
The gloss of our public rendition allows us to hide from the real truths that have shaped our journey. By the same token, we can color the way we forever view our own journey by the way we choose to frame the story about any given experience.
High-profile promotions like those of Marissa Mayer to CEO at Yahoo, and Sheryl Sandberg to COO at Facebook, suggest that a critical mass of women have found a place in the computer technology industry.
I may have made the mistake of fighting the battles of women in technology for too long. Today there is a chorus of very powerful, intelligent voices who are speaking from personal experience. The women I have written about, who have lived the discrimination and abuse, as well as others, deserve the air time. So I am going to bow out of this debate.
Julia Hartz hopes to inspire people to live more by building the world's largest marketplace of live experiences. Since founding Eventbrite in 2006 with Kevin Hartz and Renaud Visage, the company has generated over $3 billion in gross ticket sales, with more than 200 million tickets processed to events and experiences around the globe.
Solving for the lack of women in STEM fields is a task that requires buy-in from everyone -- not just women, not just parents of young girls, and not just educators who are trying to level the playing field as early as possible.
Y Combinator's Female Founder Conference couldn't have come at a better time. Silicon Valley has been inundated with negative stories about the role women play in the region. Female Founders Conference gave us the other side of the story.
Folks, I figure it's really important to highlight women who are really making positive changes across the tech sector. These people aren't often give...
"I want people to recognize me as a good entrepreneur or business leader, and not label me as the "female" entrepreneur -- the gender should be irrelevant. The more women entrepreneurs there are -- the more there will be in the future"
What does Silicon Valley think of women? From the looks of some data, it thinks we can earn an ROI even better than the guys. The more that we women focus on the reality we're making and the more we effect positive change and tell our tales of success, the faster we'll reach a time when magazine cover stories focus on how we're outperforming men.
Children are born naturally curious. They ask questions about why things exist, how things work, what things do. That sense of wonder doesn't end at any particular age.
A podcast on WNYC's TLDR blog site raised issue with my being quoted in a cover story in Newsweek about Silicon Valley's sexism. The podcast, which was removed by WNYC Wednesday, made many false assertions about my intentions and values.
At PowerToFly we recently interviewed Paola Maldonada, a mobile developer at BuzzFeed, about her incredible career reinvention, Latinas in tech and how she recently landed her dream job. Here's what she told us.
I have worked across non-profits, academia, technology and entertainment. No matter what the sector, I have found that the organizations who can effectively tell their story are the ones who can recruit the top talent.
It's Friday as I write and brutally cold out there. As usual, I had so many, too many meetings and my brain is on overload trying to connect the dots of all the learning.