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The Job of an Ally is to Change Culture, Not Encourage Others to Lean In

5 Ally Actions | Dec 7, 2018 Each week, we share five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and become a better ally. 1. Don’t “avoid women at all costs” Bloomberg reported on a disturbing trend over on Wall Street…

Women in Technology: Have we Really Advanced in 2018?

Despite a lot of media attention on gender diversity in tech over the years, there’s still a noticeable lack of women in high-profile roles.   Gender equality has been a notorious issue in the business world for decades, and although…

Battling Bias in Berlin

Cassandra Melvin (L) and Danit Gal (R) present the Rockchain network at a first gathering. Their motto is “Connect for Impact.” Image copyright: Ruthe Zuntz A Rockchain Panel Explores Ways to Beat Unconscious Bias Seated at the back of a packed…

Essential skills for girls for jobs of the future

stocksnap.io Christina Morillo Essential Skills for Girls for Jobs of the Future They may not be what you think The future of work will be different — and that means preparing girls today for the jobs of tomorrow. –@MalalaFund When I was in high…

7 Business Growth Attributes That Are Often Ignored

Growing your business comes with a lot of challenges, some foreseeable, some not. It is for this reason that most companies tend to go out of business during a growth or expansionism phase due to being unable to cope with…

Power to Soar: My Time at Women in Tech Breakfast

Fuel Your Passion Let’s set the stage: It was Friday, September 28th and I was freezing due to wearing too little clothing yet again. The venue, Evolve Her, looks like something out of a casual TED Talk lobby. There were chairs,…

15 Quotes From Women in Tech That Will Inspire You

Photograph by Stuart Isett/Fortune Most Powerful Women Tech and STEM fields are historically male-dominated, but women have been involved from the beginning. From Victorian computer visionary Ada Lovelace to Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, women in technology show girls that their contributions…

Interview with Materials Engineer Phylis Makurunje

This week, we had the pleasure of catching up with Materials Engineer Phylis Makurunje whose focus is on materials fit for hypersonic flight. Phylis also sits on the President’s Council of Student Advisors of the American Ceramic Society, and serves…

Women Who Tech Are Dangerous — Sara Brand

A Portrait Project by John Davidson Sara Brand Job Title: Founding General Partner of True Wealth Ventures Years in the tech industry: 20+ On the True Wealth Ventures mission: We are an early stage venture capital investment fund that invests in women led…

How technology is changing the way we look at nonprofits

Technology is changing the way we view things — even the way we extend a helping hand. Charities, foundations, and nonprofit groups are slowly, but surely getting into the hang of getting digital help to keep up with a growing audience and possible…

From Lawyer to Tech Entrepreneur: Interview with Peanut Founder Michelle Kennedy

This week, we catch up with ex-lawyer turned entrepreneur Michelle Kennedy. She’s a co-founder of Peanut, the matchmaking app for mums. The app launched last year to huge acclaim. It has been featured by Apple, and has a number of big-name…

Fixing the Funding Gap

Last year $84 billion of VC investment went to startups. Guess how much went to women-led ventures? A measly 2.7% was invested in women-led companies, according to Fortune. And for women of color, the stats are far more dismal. Only .0006%…

Bias, Diversity, Backlash, Manifestos, and Rebuttals

©Photo by Franka Barba, used with permission. Have you ever been in a meeting where a colleague says “I’m a great supporter of gender equality, but I’m totally opposed to quotas!” Or, “I believe in diversity, but I won’t stand…

Want to Work in Tech without Coding?

Do you ever see people do fabulous things with tech and want to do exactly the same but when you see a line of code, your brain just stops functioning? Have you ever wished to work, contribute and just be…

How to Pave Your Own Entrepreneurial Path as a Coder

Image Source: Pixabay If you’re looking to break away from a more traditional style of employment in favor of your own dreams for the future, you might be a bit intimidated about where to start. Creating your own brand begins with…

5 real estate startups poised to innovate the industry with their tech

The real estate industry is undergoing some necessary changes amid the evolving needs of various stakeholders. At the backbone of these changes are budding entrepreneurs looking to revolutionize the way the processes and functions are handled by introducing new technologies….

An Investor Response to a Founder Rant

I just read this medium post from the founder of Seed & Spark. Emily Best, in the brutally straightforward way that only she can, broke down what it was really like to raise her $2M seed round, which she will…

Building a startup and writing a book made me unemployable

stocksnap.io Anthony Tran The risk of taking time out of formal employment I want to talk about something that any woman who has taken leave to have a baby and start a family will attest to- taking time out of formal…