Thinking of Starting a Business? 15 Udemy Courses for the New Entrepreneur Have you got a business idea eating away at you? Do you have even the slightest clue where to start with it? No? Well, why not take up an online course on entrepreneurship and make it happen? The great thing about the Internet these days is that there is a course for just about everything you might want to know, and at whatever level you’re ready to study at. To Get Women Into Computer Science, Sheryl Sandberg Launches Lean In Mentorship Network Only 18% of computer science majors are women. To help fix this “funnel problem” and balance the genders in tech, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In project is starting a “CS&E Chapter”. Potential and current women in computer science and engineering can join the chapter to connect with each other for advising and support.
Back to the basics: 10 expert tips for your startup's website A website is a startup's opportunity to distinguish itself from its competitors while also promoting its value and offerings to current and potential customers. An enticing home page with attention-grabbing visuals and a user-friendly interface is sure to boost engagement, but when you're in a rush to launch, crucial components can be easily overlooked. Unfortunately, the cost of ignoring the basics is high when it comes to converting customers. To find out which elements are most important — from specific design elements to general principles — I asked 11 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) which must-have elements are critical for any startup to put front and center on their websites. Their answers are below.
Video: 'Girls Who Code' Talk About the Inspiration Credit: Nadir Hashmi/NA.dir on Flickr, under Creative Commons NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)--Encouragement, community, recognition and sponsorship. These are all needed to spark girls' interest in computer science and make up for the "headwind" boys enjoy in this field, Ruth Farmer, director of strategic initiatives with the National Center for Women and Information Technology, told a recent gathering here. The focus of the event was to share strategies for getting young women interested in computer science, in light of the recent attention-getting news that last year fewer than 20 percent of teens who took the Advanced Placement Computer Science test were females. "There's not a shortage of smart girls in math," Farmer told the group. "There is a shortage of smart girls in math who get into technology."
Texte fondateur / Founding text / Texto fundador / Gründungstext Retrouvez ici le projet de texte fondateur du “réseau féministe international”. Here the founding texte of the “international feminist network” project. Aquí, el texto fundador del proyecto “red internacional feminista”. Français – English – Espanol – العربية - Deutsch Download in PDF Founding text [EN] Business Blogging 101 You’re not writing your blog just for fun, are you? You’re in business; and you’d like your blog to generate more leads, more clients, more business. A business blog is written to attract and engage potential clients.
Time for IT jobs to be set aside for women With women accounting for only a fraction of people studying computer science, there have been calls for gender-related quotas for IT roles. With new figures showing little change in the number of women studying computer science, one industry expert is saying it's time for radical new measures to address the problem. Gillian Arnold, head of the women's section of UK professional computing body BCS, said from her personal point of view firms should be obliged to employ women in a proportion of IT-related roles. Her comments follow figures showing only 3,125 women chose to study computer science-related subjects in the UK this academic year, compared with 2,925 the year before, according to university admissions organisation UCAS.
lifehack There’s a lot to learn when you’re an entrepreneur who is getting your business off the ground. Fortunately, there’s a breadth of websites available to provide useful insights on the various aspects of starting, running, and growing a business. Here are a few in particular that all entrepreneurs should bookmark: Quora As you run your business, you’re bound to have a host of questions that Google just can’t answer. The top tech priority of 2015: Two X chromosomes The US continues to fall behind in preparing the next generation of STEM innovators to build the future. But, there's one big move that could help catch up. I work at the intersection of two industries -- technology and media -- that have some of the lowest representations of women.
Young Feminist Blog Carnival Archive - Fair and Feminist First of all, I have to throw it out there that this is my first time hosting a blog carnival! So if I forget something or do something wrong, be gentle and let me know! I organized this carnival on my last day off because I wanted to take time for us as a movement to lift up the voices of the younger generation. We are here, we have a variety of opinions, and we want to be heard. lifehack It seems like everyone from high school kids to retirees is starting a company in their spare time. Finding the hottest startup is akin to finding a needle in a haystack, so we’ve assembled a list of 10 start-up companies that you may not have heard about. Combining innovation and a genuine interest in making the world a better place, these 10 brands are on the verge of making a major breakthrough, and will soon become household names. 1. UpDog: Video Review App UpDog is the first app where you don’t just see the food in the review, but you see the venue, people and atmosphere too.