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Women and Girls Who Innovate on Flipboard. Bootstrapped Female Billionaires. This agreement is made on , between SharpHeels / SharpHeels Group LLC, 8127 Mesa Dr B206, Austin, TX 78759 ("publisher") and ("contributor") regarding the contribution ("the articles") for publication on SharpHeels.com.

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Promotion. Compensation. Confidential Information. CNNMoney sur Twitter : "Why angel investor @jonathansposato will only invest in startups with women founders. Applications for travel grants to the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing are now open! As part of Google's ongoing commitment to increase the number of women in engineering, we are excited to offer travel grants to the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference taking place in Houston, Texas from October 14-16, 2015.

Applications for travel grants to the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing are now open!

The theme for this year's conference is #OurTimeToLead and will offer incredible opportunities for mentoring, networking and career development. Women Innovators by Beth Blecherman. Want More Women in Tech? Start With the 4 Basics - Salesforce Blog. Early in my career, I spent 10+ years working in the technology industry in marketing, product development and business development roles.

Want More Women in Tech? Start With the 4 Basics - Salesforce Blog

Since then, I’ve had the privilege of coaching dozens of women executives from across the industry and I’ve been an invited speaker at about two dozen well-known global companies, including Intel, Microsoft, Intuit and VMWare. In that time, I have identified a few key trends in the experiences (and complaints) of women working across the tech industry. THE PIPELINE AND THE REVOLVING DOOR. Changing The Ratio?

Years from now, when we look back and ponder the history of diversity in the tech industry, 2014 may well be remembered as the year the men of Silicon Valley finally “got it.”

Changing The Ratio?

It started last spring when companies like Google, Facebook, and others admitted that, perhaps, having an overall staffing ratio of 70% (mostly white) men versus 30% women probably wasn’t the best thing. Then, in a page right out of a Simpsons’ script, a collective “D’oh” was heard across the Valley when Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, was called to task after he told attendees at the annual Grace Hopper Conference for female technologists they should “trust the system” and shouldn’t ask for a raise. Now companies are scrambling to “change the ratio,” but when it comes to real change, the question is: Will it stick?

Why I Can't Lean In Without My Husband. Beth Blecherman sur Twitter : "For #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2015 -My #Women Innovators @FlipboardMag -So many to add! Women Innovators on Flipboard. Harper's Bazaar sur Twitter : "The 16 amazing women who won the Nobel Peace Prize through the years: #InternationalWomensDay. Women Nobel Peace Prize Winners - 16 Women Who've Won the Nobel Peace Prize. Female Company President: "I'm sorry to all the mothers I worked with" I still am embarrassed by this memory.

Female Company President: "I'm sorry to all the mothers I worked with"

Five years ago I walked into an office on the twenty-fifth floor of the Manhattan headquarters of Time Inc. (which owns Fortune.) I was there to meet with Time.com’s then managing editor and pitch a partnership idea, but once I took a seat and surveyed the endless photos of her small children spread across the airy space, I decided this editor was too much of a mother to follow up on the idea. I still went through with my proposal, but I walked out sure I would never talk to her again. 17 Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs On How to Be Successful. A who’s who of powerful women gathers in Silicon Valley. Female leaders in fashion, politics, media and technology are gathering today to discuss women’s advancement in Silicon Valley, which has emerged as a key front in the global gender debate.

A who’s who of powerful women gathers in Silicon Valley

Former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton was the biggest draw for the crowd of some 5,000 women, who descended on the Santa Clara Convention Center from a wide range of tech companies. Before Clinton addresses the crowd this afternoon at the 2015 Lead On Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women, a series of speakers warmed the stage for her, discussing the progress women have made in the workplace and what remains to be done. During a panel moderated by tech journalist Kara Swisher, Jill Abramson, the former New York Times executive editor, said the pace of change has been too slow, wondering what women who won the right to vote in 1920 would think of the present state of affairs.

50 Women in Tech Dominating Silicon Valley. - Will Schmidt for the National Edition “One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering.

50 Women in Tech Dominating Silicon Valley

We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent…not being encouraged the way they need to.” — President Barack Obama, February 2013 We can all agree: it’s crucial to foster a culture that drives diversity, and an open mind towards different viewpoints, perspectives, and life experiences.

Zanny Minton Beddoes appointed editor of the Economist. This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood. Elizabeth Holmes founded Theranos 10 years ago.

This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood

The company is now bringing its medical testing technology to market—and it’s a game changer. Mathew Scott (hair and makeup by Raina Antle) Phlebotomy. Even the word sounds archaic—and that’s nothing compared to the slow, expensive, and inefficient reality of drawing blood and having it tested. As a college sophomore, Elizabeth Holmes envisioned a way to reinvent old-fashioned phlebotomy and, in the process, usher in an era of comprehensive superfast diagnosis and preventive medicine. That was a decade ago.

The implications are mind-blowing. None of this would work if Theranos hadn’t figured out how to make testing trans­parent and inexpensive. Wonder Women Tech. Beth Blecherman sur Twitter : "Created #Pinterest board f/ #women #work #career info. Anything I should add? #changetheratio. Women, Work, Equality & Career Tips on Pinterest. The Queen Of Code. The Women Leaders Driving Lyft's Impressive Growth. While new Lyft CMO Kira Wampler was an intern at Intuit during business school, two female executives at the company came back from maternity leaves to huge promotions, running large parts of the business.

The Women Leaders Driving Lyft's Impressive Growth

Wampler had an offer to work at Intuit after graduation, but explored opportunities at other companies that were recruiting her. "I would ask them, can you give me an example of someone in your organization who is roughly this age, who has roughly this number of kids, who just had a promotion? " she says. "Very few could do that. " Knowing that she wanted to grow both her career and her family, she returned to Intuit, where she worked for six years as an early leader in word-of-mouth marketing. "If you see leaders in your organization who are able to succeed as whole people, that gives you the confidence that you can do that, too," she says.

List members. Hashtag Trends of 2014 - By the Numbers - The Hashtracking Blog. Our influencers weighed in on a few of the past year’s most important hashtags.

Hashtag Trends of 2014 - By the Numbers - The Hashtracking Blog

Their tags ranged from industry trends to the social good movement. We pulled the history on 6 recommendations and looked at the type of content shared for each tag. How much chatter was there in social last year and what can we learn from this? #custserv 750K mentions This hashtag is primarily used for Customer Service Industry articles and insights. Hashtag Trends for 2015. It’s that time of the year when we look back on the past year’s events and theorize about what’s to come in the future. We experienced a year of both the expected and unexpected as social media became an even more integral part of mass culture and lifestyle.

Hashtags have been adopted across platforms, as an everyday tool to both express emotions and feelings, and also categorize events and activities. Hashtags are prevalent in every industry, country and used by social media users of every demographic. And while they help identify current trends, their identification may also be an indicator of future trends as well. In looking back and looking ahead, we asked several online influencers to share their thoughts on their most memorable or important hashtag(s) of 2014 and asked them to give their thoughts on trends we may expect to see in 2015. C.C. 12 Great Pieces Of Advice From Female Software Engineers. From “how to detect female-friendliness in a company” to “do the hardest thing” — 12 female software engineers shared their advice on learning to code and becoming a software engineer on the Hackbright Academy blog in 2014! Here’s the “Best of 2014″ roundup By Angie Chang (VP Strategic Partnerships, Hackbright Academy)

34 Photos Honoring the Women and Girls I Met During My Travels This Year. This year I traveled to four countries – Ethiopia (I spent nearly two months there this year), South Africa, Tanzania, and the Philippines. It was a great year of learning and traveling and meeting women and girls I greatly admire. Since it’s the end of the year and I have no immediate plans to jump on a plane overseas — at least that I know of because you just never know — I wanted to share some of the photos I took this year that stood out to me. When the new year rolls around I am definitely going to be ready to travel again, but for now I am content looking back at all of the traveling I did this year and relishing how grateful I am to have seen these amazing countries and have met so many exceptional people. Did you travel this year? Leave your posts in the comments.

Mom 2.0 Summit Loves: Small Businesses, Women Entrepreneurs, and You - Mom 2.0 Summit. We’ve got Small Business Saturday on our minds, and all of the amazing people in the Mom 2.0 Summit community who run your own storefront–whether it’s writing, editing, social media world domination, photography, or making your own beautiful goods on any scale. Yes, digital counts–a lot. 50 Best Blogs by Women - 2014. By Holly Reisem Hanna Each year I compile a list of the 50 best blogs by women. Now, you may be asking yourself … “How does this pertain to me, a woman who wants to work from home?” And that’s a great question!

You see, there are around 18.9 million women (According to Pew Research Center) worldwide who write blogs. Not only have these women chosen to create their own work at home career paths, but they’re doing it their own way. The Ipsos Girls Lounge -Conversations with Sam Ettus. The book is officially out! - Tara Sophia Mohr. Can women fix capitalism? Fifty years ago, women in the United States won a major achievement: Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act listed sex as one of the characteristics that employers couldn’t discriminate against. Witter / ? Women's Startup Lab. Grace Hopper Celebration. Women's Startup Lab. Women's Startup Lab. 20 Women Leaders Breaking Glass Ceilings - Women Who Are Successful. 1. The AdvocateJessica Jackley, 36 Cofounder, Kiva.orgAs the brain trust behind the online microfinance juggernaut, Jackley is responsible for $600 million in loans, some as small as $25, to more than 1.3 million women in 77 countries.

Ari Horie: The Importance of Prioritizing Collaboration for Female Entrepreneurs - The Accelerators. ?. Women's Startup Lab. Women's Startup Lab. 8 Women Entrepreneurs Share How They Conquered Their Biggest Roadblocks. Whether it’s breaking the glass ceiling or battling stereotypes, no one’s denying women have come a long way. But we still have a long way to go. From pitching to investors who are used to defining “entrepreneurs” as young, white, and male to tuning out the self-doubt that tears your confidence apart, below eight successful women entrepreneurs share how they take down the roadblocks in their way.

Women's Startup Lab. Women's Startup Lab. Beyond 'Lean In': Women’s Startup Lab CEO on the Hito Rule. Although her Silicon Valley accelerator is rooted in helping female entrepreneurs, Hiroshima-native Ari Horie aimed to bridge the gender divide when she took the stage to deliver the opening keynote at the Las Vegas entrepreneurship conference South by Southwest V2V last week.

Women's Startup Lab. The SHEvolution Is Coming  Women's Startup Lab. TEDxNaperville - Jill Salzman - Why Moms Make The Best Entrepreneurs. Building a femme-pire: 10 years of BlogHer [Interview] Witter / ? Women's Startup Lab. Witter / ? The CNN 10: Visionary Women. By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN. Women entrepreneurs prepare for Small Business Saturday.

It is official, the holiday season is here. This week kicks off the yuletide shopping period with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. In preparation for the big weekend several female business owners in the area are getting ready, focusing on November 30th Small Business Saturday. Sales and special events will be taking place at Culture Cloz Boutique, Posh Nails Boutique, Roxanne’s Take-Out and Catering, Sircles Accessories and Something Borrowed Boutique.

Jessica Alba’s Subscription Ecommerce Startup, The Honest Company, Closes $25M Round, Led By IVP. Conference Listings. 5 National Business Groups for Women. The unbelievable strength of women. What Foodspotting, LARK, and TaskRabbit Have in Common: Women Entrepreneurs. Why Women Rule The Internet.

Whose voice do you hear? gender issues and success. Who should I follow on Twitter? Women in tech. The 2010 Top 25 Women in Tech to Watch. Woman - Tools to Succeed for Professional & Executive Women - Forbes.com. Forbes 100 Top Websites for Women. Ten tips for getting more women speakers. NCWIT. Social Media Women of Color. Women Who Tech. Be Polite. Be Helpful. : Girls In Tech : Networking women entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley. She's Geeky. Where are the Women in Tech and Social Media?