When I tell people that one of my personal goals is to bring more women into tech, and that I plan to do so by making tech learning fun and accessible, a lot of people -- usually men -- worry that what I am doing is patronizing.
Martinis, makeovers, and massages are not what come to mind when you think about giving back and community service. Yet a group of executive women have found a creative way to network and raise money for a nonprofit.
Women are not only outnumbering men in social media usage, but they are spending more time on the social sites that they visit. Why are we not among the founders and the leaders of the companies that serve us?
Anyone in possession of my phone has the potential to access to my contacts, social networking accounts, home and work information and credit card details. It's like having your purse and your laptop stolen simultaneously. (As well as your cell phone. Obviously.)
As women, it's critical that we open doors for young girls who do not know they exist. These are not just doors to the unknown, but doors to the "STEM" careers: opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Golden Seeds makes investments in early stage high growth companies led by women. We want women to have more power and influence within companies -- and ownership in them -- with opportunities to make companies great places to work for women.
The tech sector has traditionally been a boy's club. But a growing number of women are disregarding the "No Girls Allowed" sign and are not only infiltrating the tech world -- but, increasingly, influencing and leading it.