Category Archives: Women

Interesting Articles from the Week of November 4, 2012

In addition to writing posts, I’ve been following several other website and blogs for interesting and relevant articles and news. I’ve decided to start a weekly roundup of articles I’ve found worthy of making comments on, and I hope you … Continue reading

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Women in Tech Leadership (and in the News)

Growing and Guiding a Social Media Platform to Becoming a Publicly Traded Company Four years ago, Sheryl Sandberg was named chief operating officer for Facebook. This June, she was appointed as the only female member of the board of Facebook. … Continue reading

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Find Out More about The League of Extraordinary Women – First of the Series

In July I wrote an article mentioning women who helped other women. I came across the article about the League of Extraordinary Women and how these different companies helped other women in some way, shape or form. I thought it … Continue reading

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More Women, Better Leadership?

In a recent article by one of my former (favorite) professors from my MS program, Bob Sutton writes that Adding Women Makes Your Group Smarter. In addition to being an interesting and engaging professor, he is known for writing ‘The … Continue reading

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Womenspiration – It’s Not Yet Defined but It’s Happening

Have you ever come across the word womenspiration? I am sure we have all guessed that this word is short for women inspiration or the women who inspire us. I have checked on Merriam-Webster Dictionary and even the Urban Dictionary … Continue reading

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WOW to the Women At Work – Helping Other Women

A friend passed this article on to me a few weeks ago, and I thought it was worth sharing: Meet the League of Extraordinary Women: 60 Influencers Who are Changing the World. Some people on the list are “big names” … Continue reading

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Good Girls Need to Go Bad to Excel at Work?

Have you ever had a feeling that being a good girl when you were younger and while in school did not help you to build your career or go up the ladder? As this article about The Dark Side of … Continue reading

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Resources to Support/Encourage Women in Technology

It has been almost 5 decades now since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act. It emphasized and legalized that the payment for female workers should not be less than that which a man performing the same job receives. But … Continue reading

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Mom / Grandma Myth: Not “Techies”

In the last few weeks I’ve noticed a few articles about moms/grandmas not understanding technology and not being techies. What does techie really mean? According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, a techie is “a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about … Continue reading

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Being a Woman in the “Mans” World

Even though it’s been ~40 years since the second wave of the women’s movement, in which there was a focus on gender equality in laws and culture, there are still many industries that are considered to be “men’s” fields, including … Continue reading

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Has the Tide Turned? The Rise of Women CEO’s

The 2012 listing of the Fortune 500 includes 18 female CEO’s in 2012. After a few years of a decreasing number of women at the top of organizations, this is great news for women, whether you are already near the … Continue reading

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What Happens to Girls in STEM?

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Next Generation of the Working Woman

As part of International Women’s Day, Accenture published the results of a survey about the Next Generation of the Working Woman, which they define to be those who were born in the late 1970’s to early 1990’s. They surveyed 3100 … Continue reading

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MIT President Hockfield stepping down

Earlier today I read the news that MIT President Susan Hockfield will be stepping down. She has been president for 7 years, and will remain the position until her successor takes office. My immediate reaction was one of disappointment. I … Continue reading

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Finding What You Want

A post this week from a blog that I’ve been turned on to from a friend reminded me of an article last year that I meant to share. The friend of a friend writes Frenemom, a witty and sarcastic blog … Continue reading

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TEDxWomen

Today is the second TEDxWomen conference, being hosted simultaneously in New York and Los Angeles at the Paley Center for Social Media, and being broadcast to over 40 sites around the world. I’m taking it in at the new Google … Continue reading

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More on Ambition: What Women Are Teaching Men About Work-Life Balance

There was an article in the Huffington Post in response to the same Sheryl Sandberg comments around women & ambition that I wrote about last week. The overall theme of the artile is that men should be thankful (since they … Continue reading

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Women & Ambition

An article came out last week and made the rounds, and I held off on writing about it because I have mixed thoughts. Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook COO who was in the news a lot in the past year for … Continue reading

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Who are the Top 10 Women in U.S. Technology?

International Business Times put together an article on the top women in technology in the US. I knew the first three, as they’ve been in the news quite a bit recently (Ursula Burns at Xerox, Meg Whitman at HP, and … Continue reading

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The Businesses That Make Technology Simple

Forbes ran a short article the other day about some tech companies that women have founded. It’s a nice list of services that I’ve used, and briefly touches on the topic of whether or not women can be founders of … Continue reading

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