03/04/2015 03:16 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Female Founders Take On the Startup World

Hey, last week my team and I were really impressed by the tweets from the #FemaleFounders Conference. This is the real deal. Y Combinator, founded by Jessica Livingston and Paul Graham, just hosted the second Female Founders Conference, where women shared their stories and practical advice for building a company.

If you're ready to take action, another event coming up that's focused on Women Startups will be the Women Startup Challenge and TeleSummit, hosted by Women Who Tech. You can get involved.

As a nerd, and I've said this before, I don't believe in settling, I believe people should be treated fairly. And that's still not happening. (note: Star Trek deepened my support for women in tech...) With events like the Female Founders Conference, we're headed in the right direction, though.

There was some really good advice coming outta the hashtag #FemaleFounders, so my team and I put together a Storify to put some of our favorites in one place (folks, it was really tough to only choose a few).

Here are some highlights that stuck out:

You can read the rest of the Storify here.

Were you at the conference? Or were you following along? I'd appreciate it if you shared some of your favorite quotes and advice. This is another step in the right direction...