Beyond the Four Walls builds Internet resource centers in remote locations and gives management over to young women, who can use them to make money, develop entrepreneurship and tech skills, and find opportunities.
But we’re indulging in a little wishful thinking (it is Friday, after all) by imagining a Microsoft with an unconventional woman at the helm.
Women, wymyn, wimmin — however you want to spell it, the tech world has scores of female leaders we can look up to, not just the most headline-making two or three.
Editor’s Pick LeanIn.org’s editor-at-large posted on Facebook that she is looking for an unpaid intern. The Internet has responded with righteous indignation at the hypocrisy of an organization whose claims its mission is to support women’s professional growth.
Editor’s Pick Kiva has partnered with youth non-profit Dosomething.org to fund loans for 25,000 female entrepreneurs around the world.
MoolaHoop helps women entrepreneurs overcome obstacles to raising venture capital by providing an alternative channels for financing.
Women make approximately 80 percent of healthcare decisions for their families. Women entrepreneurs can (and should) play a central role in developing products that address their unique and widespread problems.
Guest Post We live in a world where young, ambitious women will now contend with a new, and sadly pressured life question – are you “leaning in”?
Intuit published an infographic today presenting the top cities for female entrepreneurs, as well as some interesting statistics about the state of women-owned businesses in the U.S.
Hacker bootcamp school Hackbright will take 10 weeks to train the moms accepted into the program. During this time, old skills will get a refresh and new skills will be taught.
Women install 40 percent more apps than men, buy 17 percent more paid apps, and pay an astonishing 87 percent more for those apps. In other words, if you want to make money selling apps, you better appeal to women.
Elissa Murphy, Yahoo’s VP of engineering for cloud services, is the second employee in two weeks to leave Yahoo to work for Blake Irving, Yahoo’s former CPO who now heads up Go Daddy.
In the week or so since she tweeted a picture of a joking developer that eventually resulted in his firing, her company SendGrid getting DDOS’d, her firing, and a host of sometimes-scary attacks online, she hasn’t tweeted or blogged or spoken in public.
This morning Adria Richards broke my heart, and the hearts of all those who give a damn about women in technology.
The developer company is giving women in the tech community — especially devs and product designers — a chance to speak out about what drives them.
Three women charge CMEA Capital with 35 counts of sexual harassment. It gets ugly.
Editor’s Pick Thinx has designed the ultimate hi-tech, high-quality line of womens underwear to improve ‘that time of the month’ for women around the world.
Current Facebook chief operating officer and former Google VP Cheryl Sandberg was almost LinkedIn’s chief executive officer. Almost.
A global non-profit that supports women entrepreneurs forms an elite angel investor network.
Editor’s Pick In San Francisco, two guys are putting women through a 10-week bootcamp in software development. The goal: to change the gender ratio of the tech industry.
Guest Post So, based on my years of experience in the ad tech world, I’ve compiled our top tips for women who want to break through the allegorical glass ceiling and succeed as an executive without sacrificing family or sanity. Good luck!
Women Veterans Connect is a multi-platform service bridging the gap between women veterans and their communities by providing interpersonal connections, along with educational and supplementary life skills services.
What do you do when you can’t find a cofounder? Or, when not enough people in your demographic are programmers, much less startup founders?
It may be shocking to some men — or at least advertising art directors — but not all women have the stereotypical Barbie dimensions. Or the Twiggy lack thereof.
Angel investor and blogger Joanne Wilson talks about women, entrepreneurship, and the startups she is excited about.
Women’s online publication DailyCandy releases a new mobile app.
Guest Post We know women are growing more involved in gaming. But how does this growth differ with grandmas, mothers, and their daughters?
Guest Post Women are under-represented in the tech industry largely due to women’s skewed perception of technology and venture capital. Being feminine and in tech should not be mutually exclusive!
Luluvise, which launches today, aims for “girl time all the time” by recreating online the experience of private chats with your girlfriends. The all-female service has, however, attracted a lot of interest from a surprising source: men.
Pre-launch startup Luluvise aims to recreate online the experience of private chats with your girlfriends. The company just landed $1 million in funding from Passion Capital, ProFouders Capital and various angel investors.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5xcmbmcx0w&w=560&h=315] This week, we had Meebo CTO and co-founder Sandy Jen come into the VentureBeat studio to talk about women and tech.
Editor's Pick All technologists work in the same environment, but we experience the workplace in very different ways.
Editor's Pick Even if women and men were graduating in equal numbers from technology and engineering degree programs, the technology industry would still favor men.
[vimeo 29678142 w=640 h=368] Get Satisfaction CEO Wendy Lea has a few choice words for entrepreneurs, and the women and men in the business of creating and running startups would be well served to tune in.