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How to Stay on Your Health and Fitness Game When You're a Busy Entrepreneur

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 9:36 PM

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A healthy you = a healthy business. But that's easier said than done. Follow these tips to squeeze health and fitness into your schedule.

By Jillian Lorenz and Ariana Chernin (Founders & CEOs, Barre Bee Fit)

As entrepreneurs and startup leaders, we...

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The 3 Manager Dog Breeds

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 3:42 PM

When it comes to managing your team are you a Sheepdog, Golden Retriever or a Greyhound? 

By Elaine Wherry (Co-founder & CXO, Meebo)

I know the names of more dogs than people in my neighborhood. Being a dog lover, I started identifying managers with three dog breeds years ago: the Sheepdog,...

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Motherhood and the Evolving Pursuit of Balance

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 1:08 PM

2014-01-29-shutterstock_7238197.jpgEveryone strives for work/life balance, especially parents. The president of UrbanSitter shares her experiences.

By Jessica Steel (President, UrbanSitter)

The phrase "work-life balance is more like a pendulum than a level" had long been a career mantra of mine. It means...

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The Case for Meditation As a Professional Skill

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 4:09 PM

By Nicole Bélanger (Community Builder, Ladies Learning Code)

What if I told you that there was one practice that, if incorporated into your daily routine, could help you build some of the most desirable leadership skills and traits? Would you believe me?

Valuable skills like:

  • Compassion and empathy
  • Creativity
  • ...
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3 Reasons Why You Should Go to Hackathons and Bring Your Female Friends

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 1:16 PM

2014-01-14-7318818098_33c0077eb4_b2.jpgLet's go beyond talking and start doing...

By Aigerim Shorman (Co-founder & CEO, Triptrotting) & Dave Fontenot (Founder, HackMatch)

If an alien visited a hackathon today, it would assume that the only creatures populating planet Earth were men simply because it...

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How to Reach Your Goals: Focus on Context, Not Content

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 4:50 PM

Statistics show next to no one keeps their New Year's resolutions. Here's some advice to beat the odds.

By Beck Bamberger (Founder, BAM Communications)

Your kid has a better chance of getting into MIT than your likelihood of sticking to your New Year's Resolutions. Only 8% of Americans...

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Why I Love Wantpreneurs

(1) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 4:32 PM

Zivity co-founder and angel investor Cyan Banister fires back at those who complain that everyone is an entrepreneur these days.

By Cyan Banister (Founder, Zivity/Signal Media Project & Investor, Banister Capital)

Ugh, everyone is an entrepreneur!

I go to a lot of events and typically the conversations at these...

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Lean in: Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Edition

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 8:46 PM

By Gretchen DeKnikker

Today, I am the co-founder of an enterprise software startup, SocialPandas, backed by a top-tier investor with an amazing support system of angels and advisors. This part of my story, which I rarely share, is about the distance I've...

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Raising Your Girl Like a Boy

(21) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 9:04 AM

By Julie Zhuo (Director of Product Design, Facebook)

For as long as I can remember, my parents have told me that they raised me like a boy.

As soon as I could grasp that the way to raise...

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Women In Tech: What Has (And Hasn't) Changed In 15 Years

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 10:36 AM

Selina Tobaccowala talks about the changes she's observed in the industry since founding Evite in 1997.

From her first foray into entrepreneurship cofounding Evite out of her Stanford dorm room in 1997, to her current post leading the tech...

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Smashing Stereotypes: Most of What You Know About American Manufacturing Is Probably Wrong

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 3:01 PM

Maker's Row, a new platform that aims to humanize local factories and make them easily accessible to entrepreneurs, is hoping to reinvigorate American manufacturing by smashing stereotypes.

When you smash atoms, physicists tell us, you get a whole lot of energy. Could smashing stereotypes do something similar?

That's the idea...

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Starting Up A Life

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 9:20 AM

Recently, many articles have appeared fanning the flames of debate over whether women can 'have it all.' I don't know what the 'all' is that we're supposed to want, but I can say that I have one of the best...

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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner Debuts Hackbright Academy Students - Women Engineers

(2) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 8:18 AM

Hackbright Academy, an accelerated software programming school in San Francisco, is helping to tip the gender balance in the industry one woman at a time. And 16 graduated on Friday as the school's second class since its inception.

After 10 weeks of diving into Python and other developer tools,...

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Mom Entrepreneurs: The Talented Women Behind the Leading Children's App Developer

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 9:53 AM


Duck Duck Moose co-founder Caroline Hu Flexer (pictured, right) was a product manager with a background in design and business. Prior to Duck Duck Moose, Caroline worked as a design consultant at IDEO, and as a product manager of Quicken and QuickBooks...
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Songkick Co-Founder Busts Your Anxieties

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 2:56 PM

Michelle You has simple advice for founders -- just go for it. Founding companies is second only to, perhaps, sky diving when it comes to terror, which is why Michelle You, co-founder of Songkick, offers advice to those starting up that's also remarkably applicable to those jumping out...

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An Entrepreneur's Brain Dump

(4) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 2:23 PM

I helped found Meebo in 2005. It's now 2012. I heard somewhere that the average lifespan of a startup is 7 years. I have no idea if that's still true, but somehow Meebo hit that statistic right on the dot.

Growing Meebo...

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Toys to Inspire the Next Generation of Female Technology Innovators

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 3:35 PM

By Alice Brooks, Bettina Chen & Jennifer Kessler (Founders, Maykah)

We all had favorite toys growing up. But did you ever think about how those toys influenced who you are today?

We are Alice, Bettina, and...

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High School Girls Learn to Code and Design Mobile Games for the Technovation Challenge

(8) Comments | Posted June 8, 2012 | 1:00 PM

Iridescent's program gives high school girls the skills and confidence needed to succeed in computer science and entrepreneurship.

By Karen Holst (Co-Founder, Pick-A-Prof & VP Institutional Development, MyEdu)

While volunteering with Iridescent's Technovation Challenge, I would often come home from mentoring the group of teenage girls with a smile...

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3 Keys to the Science of Marketing

(1) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 2:28 PM

Over 5 years in Silicon Valley has taught me that marketing is unmistakably a science -- the science of discovering what people love about your product and of engendering love if none previously existed. Much as Google uses mountains of data to match a user to their precise search query,...

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What I Learned from Madeleine Albright

(1) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 6:05 PM

As I placed Madeleine Albright's book in her hands at the book signing, as many before me just had, she looked up and said, "Who should I make this out to?" "Rania," I said. She paused: "I once had a student by that name..." I smiled. "That's was me..." Her...

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