16

Jul

"Love the first ten speakers -- all brilliant, inspiring figures in the tech world. Oh, they are all women? I hardly even noticed; their qualifications are overwhelming."

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Love that comment from Quincy Apparel founder Christina Wallace on this post from Paddy Cosgrave. Backstory

Too often I get asked: where are the female entrepreneurs in tech? It’s a very valid question because the answer is: There simply aren’t as many compared to men, and in particular at the highest levels. But, and this is important, things are changing, and changing fast. Now more than ever there are incredible female entrepreneurs in tech, and that number is growing and growing fast, in particular at an early stage.

And so, inspired by the suggestion of Faye, my wonderful fiance, we’re announcing 10 incredible female tech entrepreneurs on day one and no men. Yes we’ve got hundreds of more speakers to announce over the coming months, and yes they are mostly men, who have or are building incredible tech companies. But we hope this says something.

It does. Peep the speakers here! Or scan the list below:

Jen O’Neal - Tripping

Cindy Gallop - If We Ran The World

Deborah Berebichez - The Science of Everyday Life

Yulia Mitrovich - Svyaznoy Group

Shauna Mei - AHAlife.com

Eva Ho - Factual

Silje Vallestad - Bipper

Soraya Dorabi - Foodspotting

Alexandra Chong - Luluvise

Alexia Tsotsis - TechCrunch 

27

Feb

We are counting down the days until SXSWi. Be sure to check back here for live Tumblr updates on all the awesomeness. One particular panel we’re looking forward to is Tech Superwomen: Mentors and Mentees, FTW.
What panels, talks, etc. are you looking forward to?

We are counting down the days until SXSWi. Be sure to check back here for live Tumblr updates on all the awesomeness. One particular panel we’re looking forward to is Tech Superwomen: Mentors and Mentees, FTW.

What panels, talks, etc. are you looking forward to?

23

Feb

Morgan Missen: What I'm Reading - Organizations, Culture and Self-Development

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Tech Company Culture

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07

Feb

Why you should attend the Women 2.0 PITCH Conference

06

Feb

Name: Gina Bianchini
Co-founder, Ning + Founder of Mightybell
What you should know: Gina Bianchini was CEO of Ning, which she co-founded with Marc Andreessen. Since leaving Ning in March 2010, she has been an executive in residence at the Andreesen Horowitz venture firm.
Bianchini re-emerged in September of 2011 as head of a privately-funded Palo Alto start-up called MightyBell, which is offering a social networking app designed for creators of “experiences” to offer step-by-step directions to those who might want to accomplish goals such as running marathons or going on survival expeditions.
Visit her latest venture: http://www.mightybell.com
Credit: Wikipedia
Twitter Handle: @ginab
By: Glory Edim

Name: Gina Bianchini

Co-founder, Ning + Founder of Mightybell

What you should know: Gina Bianchini was CEO of Ning, which she co-founded with Marc Andreessen. Since leaving Ning in March 2010, she has been an executive in residence at the Andreesen Horowitz venture firm.

Bianchini re-emerged in September of 2011 as head of a privately-funded Palo Alto start-up called MightyBell, which is offering a social networking app designed for creators of “experiences” to offer step-by-step directions to those who might want to accomplish goals such as running marathons or going on survival expeditions.

Visit her latest venture:

Credit: Wikipedia

Twitter Handle: @ginab

By: Glory Edim

04

Feb

Name: Danielle Fong 
Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, LightSail Energy
What you should know: Danielle is the co-founder and Chief Scientist at LightSail Energy, making inexpensive, efficient energy storage systems.
”At age 20, Fong co-founded LightSail Energy, which has invented a compressed air storage technology that is scalable, portable, clean and economical. The idea is to make it possible for intermittent sources of renewable energy like solar and wind to go mainstream, and revolutionize power grid design.”
Twitter Handle: @DanielleFong
Credit: Forbes 30 under 30 feature

Name: Danielle Fong

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, LightSail Energy

What you should know: Danielle is the co-founder and Chief Scientist at LightSail Energy, making inexpensive, efficient energy storage systems.

”At age 20, Fong co-founded LightSail Energy, which has invented a compressed air storage technology that is scalable, portable, clean and economical. The idea is to make it possible for intermittent sources of renewable energy like solar and wind to go mainstream, and revolutionize power grid design.”

Twitter Handle: @DanielleFong

Credit: Forbes 30 under 30 feature

Digital Girls Club is comprised of bright, savvy internet loving individuals. Naturally, we admire female Internet entrepreneurs. We invite you to follow these impressive DGC-approved twitter handles.  Kicking off the series is the female co-founder of Flicker, Caterina Fake.Name: Caterina Fake
Co-Founder, Flickr & Hunch
What you should know: “Caterina Fake is a co-founder of the photo sharing Web site Flickr, which was sold to Yahoo in early 2005. Since then, Ms. Fake has guided a number of Web products, including Etsy, the online marketplace for crafts and vintage products, Dailybooth, which lets users publish daily  photographs of themselves, and Hunch, which finds products and places that a user’s online friends like  and then predicts what else the user might like.”
Twitter Handle:  @caterina
Read the full NY Times interview by Nick Bilton

Digital Girls Club is comprised of bright, savvy internet loving individuals. Naturally, we admire female Internet entrepreneurs. We invite you to follow these impressive DGC-approved twitter handles.  Kicking off the series is the female co-founder of Flicker, Caterina Fake.

Name: Caterina Fake

Co-Founder, Flickr & Hunch

What you should know: Caterina Fake is a co-founder of the photo sharing Web site Flickr, which was sold to Yahoo in early 2005. Since then, Ms. Fake has guided a number of Web products, including Etsy, the online marketplace for crafts and vintage products, Dailybooth, which lets users publish daily  photographs of themselves, and Hunch, which finds products and places that a user’s online friends like  and then predicts what else the user might like.”

Twitter Handle: @caterina

Read the full NY Times interview by Nick Bilton

02

Feb

15 Women to Watch in Tech

"Collectively, these talented start-up founders are leaving their mark on everything from healthcare and online video to Web security and e-Commerce. Based on what they’ve done so far, that’s only the beginning. Here are the women I plan to keep my eye on in 2012—and beyond"

Think someone else should have made the list?

Share with author Christina DesMarais: @salubriousdish