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Kickstarter

Cleveland

Parihug Let’s You Physically Connect With Anyone Around the World

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm

What if you could hug anyone from anywhere in the world? With the launch of a Kickstarter campaign this week, a budding inventor and entrepreneur is taking on that challenge, all neatly packaged into a stuffed animal. Parihug (Pari for short) is a plush…

Diversity

Charleston, SC

The Male Perspective on Women in Tech: Genuinely Caring, Careful, and Oblivious?

By | Mar 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm

This week, Charleston Women in Tech, a meetup style group, organized a panel to discuss the male’s perspective of women in tech. The panel consisted of men in leadership positions within tech-focused organizations. At first glance, the panel sounded like the event was designed…

Inspiration

Single Mother Turns to Coding and Music to Help Family

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Carey LaMothe was certain the only thing she’d ever do in life was to play the French horn. Growing up in Seattle, she joined the band in junior high and quickly fell in love with music. In college at the University of Washington, she…

Diversity

12 Inspirational Stories About Women Who Code

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Currently, women only represent 18 percent of the workforce in tech. While you might look towards education to fill this gap, the number of women obtaining computer science degrees hovers around the same percentage. And yet, in 2014, 38 percent of graduates from coding…

HR and Recruiting

4 Tips to Attracting Talent With Company Culture

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

When interviewing potential candidates, being transparent with one’s culture can help everyone decide if it’s going to be a good fit for all. Kate Catlin of Flock sat down with a group of women at Galvanize to ask them how might companies be more…

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Personal Branding

Easy Ways for Entrepreneurs to Get Into Podcasting

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 9:15 am

As a female entrepreneur, I am used to forging my path, being the only woman at the boardroom table, and most importantly finding my voice. In fact, I’ve made a career and agency out of the latter – helping brands find their voices and…

Interviews

Austin

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…

Interviews

Austin

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…

Inspiration

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…

Inspiration

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…

Diversity

NYC

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…

Virtual Reality

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…

News

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…

Opinion/Analysis

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…

Parenting

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…