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7 Women That Rule the Virtual Reality Kingdom

By | Oct 21, 2016 at 10:30 am

Virtual reality is the newest technology waiting to explode into the mainstream. Movie studios are baking it into their budgets. Video game consoles are being created to house the burgeoning tech. Even animal rights organizations are taking advantage of its empathy-inducing visualizations to invoke…



Felecia Hatcher on How Diversity Impacts the Bottom Line – Interview

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 7:45 pm

In a research study by McKinsey and Company, companies that have an ethnically diverse work culture are “35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.” While there are hundreds of programs designed to help minorities get established in burgeoning…



Lisa Fetterman on Kickstarter, Raising Capital & Couplepreneurs – Interview

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

While only some people are good at cooking, almost everyone is good at eating. And because there are few things more uplifting than a high quality meal, going out to restaurants is a time honored tradition for foodies around the world, mostly because they…


An Unconventional Journey for a Female Scientist to Web Developer

By | Mar 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

Some in the tech industry may call me an “alternative candidate.” I don’t have a computer science degree, and I’ve never had an internship at a tech company. Even worse, a year and a half ago, I wasn’t even working in a field involving…


4 Women Founders on What They Learned From Building a Business

By | Mar 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm

New lessons are learned every day while building a business, and some harder than you’d like. The good thing about lessons is that you have a building block to improve, change, or stop doing whatever it is to get back on track. We asked four…


Startups & Apps

Los Angeles

Chuz Is the Recommendation App Millennials Deserve

By | Nov 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Millennials are all about convenience. Fortunately, Chuz is on a mission to give them an easy, one-stop shop to find new places to eat, drink and play. Live in Los Angeles and New York City, and available on iOS, Chuz is a smart companion with a…



Women Startup Challenge to Fund Women-Led VR, AR, and AI Startups

By | Nov 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Being a women in tech is notoriously difficult. With most major tech companies employing less than 20 percent of women, the gender gap is starting to become a problem in an industry designed to be progressive and forward thinking. Fortunately, there’s a wide range of…


The Why and How of Joining Techstars as COO

By | Oct 2, 2016 at 10:30 am

I talk with a lot of people, and often I’m asked how I ended up where I am today. It’s not a straight line story, it’s a long and winding road. Now that I’ve joined Techstars, I’m being asked “why” and “how did you…


The Very Real Startup Benefits to Having Women in Tech

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The technology sector is a rapidly advancing one and, in a world that relies so heavily on technological advances, it is strange and unacceptable to have such little representation of women. Statistics speak for themselves: according to The Muse, women account for 56 percent…


Girls’ Interest in Tech Drops a Ton During High School

By | Sep 20, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Why did female representation in the tech sector peak in 1991, at 36 percent? It’s dropped since, hitting 34 percent in 2015, even while that same representation in other industries remains considerably higher: close to 47 percent for the life, physical and social sciences occupations; 65 percent of community and social service occupations; and…

Women's issues

AOL’s #BUILTBYGIRLS Challenge Gives Girls Opportunities in Tech

By | Jul 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm

When it comes to having women and girls in tech, representation is only one part of the puzzle. Women and girls need more than just to see themselves in the roles that they desire – they need the opportunities to get there. AOL is…

Women's issues

These Are The Tech Jobs with the Biggest Gender Pay Gaps

By | Jul 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm

When it comes to employment, even the shifting workforce isn’t immune to the limitations of the gender wage gap. After all, equal pay is still a persistent problem that tech is still far from completely absolving. Glassdoor reports that: “the unadjusted pay gap between…


Facebook Backs Conference for Women in Tech

By | Jul 8, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Being a woman in tech has not been great in recent years. Their lack of representation has been a rising concern for those seeking to make the industry a more inclusive place. And with tech conferences becoming a place where many improvements are being made, they seem like…


Why Women Must Succeed in the Startup World (And How to Do It)

By | Jul 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

Women in work have always been a big issue. Today, the issue revolves around the pay gap. The latest studies say that a woman will earn 79 cents for every dollar a male worker will earn. There’s also a serious issue to do with…


How Biotech Is Making an Impact Against Wage Inequality

By | Jul 1, 2016 at 9:57 am

When it comes to gender inequality and the wage gap, it can be hard to see a silver lining. After all, despite the work and awareness that has been done to bring awareness to the issues of gender inequality, many industries are still far…



Chicago’s Impact Engine Raises $10M Impact Investment Fund

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Chicago’s Impact Engine is undergoing a change that could drastically impact the Chicago entrepreneurial community. Today, they announced the raise of a new $10 million impact investment fund to better support and scale early-stage, tech-focused businesses in the area. A “venture fund that invests…

Women's issues

Women Entering the Tech Workforce Face the Worst Pay Gap

By | Jun 21, 2016 at 4:03 pm

Broken down by age, the gender pay gap reveals several interesting facts that might otherwise be missed in the larger discussion of the disparity between male and female wages in the tech sector. This infographic that salary data gatherer Comparably created details the situation. The…