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How the Startup World Can Level the Playing Field For Women

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

In the past fifteen years, women have been starting businesses in unprecedented numbers. Utilizing programs offered by the Small Business Administration as well as local Chambers of Commerce, women have been making rapid inroads into the world of business. Their businesses range across the…

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Meet the 21 Semifinalists for the Women’s Safety XPRIZE Competition

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 11:15 am

Rewarding innovation is the cornerstone of our economy. Fortunately XPRIZE, the non-profit organization launching public competitions intended to encourage technological development that could benefit humanity, has set up a system to do just that. Their competitions have spurred countless innovations in transportation, energy, and…

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Las Vegas Coworking Space For Women Opens

By | Oct 26, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Yesterday the first coworking space for women, Bloom, hosted its official grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration, welcoming women throughout the Las Vegas area to gather, connect, and grow their businesses under one posh new roof. The new venue was founded by Ginger Melien and Chelli…

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4 Women in Tech That Call WeWork Home

By | Sep 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Being a woman in the startup world isn’t easy. With capital going to their male counterparts at an alarming rate and more than enough pay discrepancy to make you red in the face, the gender gap has been a notable problem across the business…

Inspiration

6 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Are Finding Inspiration

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 11:30 am

In her book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg notes that she has seen many female entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and around the world with the talent, knowledge, skill sets and even experiences that drive success, yet completely doubt…

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Startup Sexism Is So Bad These Women Created a Fake Male Cofounder

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Sexism, in all its outdated glory, has still permeated nearly every industry in the market. From tech to politics, women are vastly underrepresented, underpaid, and generally undervalued within their male-dominated sectors. Tragically, solutions like diversity training and hiring initiatives have done little to spur…

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Austin

Meet the 9 Startups in DivInc’s Diversity-Focused Accelerator Cohort

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Promoting diversity in the startup world is easier said than done. With diversity training having mixed results and companies coming under fire for approaching it incorrectly, developing a diverse workforce that is committed to progress and success can be a lot harder than you…

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TechCo Top Stories: Amazon, Fashion, Pizza, and the Total Solar Eclipse

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

There’s nothing better than being well-informed before the weekend. Not only will you have plenty of conversation starters at the various parties you’ll be attending, but you’ll also learn a thing or two about the tech world, which is always a good thing. And…

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DC

Report: Women Engineering Students are Still Dropping Out

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 3:50 pm

People took to social media amid a controversial internal memo by a Google software engineer called “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” which was not only a slap in the face to women in tech and diversity initiatives as whole, but also claimed that there was…

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Leading Tech Firms Committed to Closing Skills Gap by Promoting Women in STEM

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

There will be an estimated two million computing and engineering positions that need to be filled over the next decade. While that might sound pretty great for those excited about job growth, the talent pool in these fields is far from capable enough to…

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The Cybersecurity Industry Needs to Address the Gender Gap

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 11:30 am

If you’re sick of hearing about it, don’t worry; so are we. But that doesn’t change the fact that the gender gap in the business world is as stupid as it is futile. Time and time again, research has shown that having women in…

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50 Best Cities for Women Entrepreneurs Around the World, Ranked

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Diversity in the workplace has been proven to be good for business. Yes, your little boys club might feel comfortable, but stepping outside of it and hiring women and minorities is the best way to make sure your company is headed for success. And…

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3 Companies That Won the Women Startup Competition Europe 2017

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

Winning a startup competition is no easy feat. With hard-working founders looking to take home the prize, innovative startups showing off their tech at every turn, and judges looking for any excuse to eliminate you, it can be a pretty stressful environment. The Women…

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Generation Z Women Could Close the Gender Gap in Tech

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 11:35 am

The gender gap in tech is a well-known problem. Whether it’s lower pay, fewer executive roles, or a general lack of respect for women in tech, founders, entrepreneurs, and tech employees are tired of seeing this gross imbalance effect an industry built on its…

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Foundry Group, Techstars and Others Launch Women in STEM Scholarship

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 9:20 am

It’s hard to argue that diversity in tech isn’t a pressing issue. After all, there are more than enough problems arising at Uber and plenty of problematic statistics when it comes to women in tech. The issue is made even more infuriating when you…

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Women You Should Fund Leverages the Power of Female Entrepreneurs

By | May 19, 2017 at 11:20 am

The gender problem in tech is well-documented. While more and more women entrepreneurs are getting involved in the startup world, opportunities for success remain few and far for women-led companies. Fortunately, someone is doing something about it. Women You Should Fund is a crowdfunding platform launched…

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In Startups and Business, Women Receive Less Money [Infographic]

By | May 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Leading up to the last U.S. election cycle, a great deal of focus was placed on wage inequality and disparities in venture capital raised by women. It is now well established that not only do women typically make less money. However, add in any…