Category Archives: Women

Lack of Confidence as Professionals Spurs Women to Leave Engineering

My friend Laura, who is almost done getting her PhD in Women’s Studies, sent me this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education. A study was done on undergrad women at MIT, UMass Amherst, Olin College and Smith College, who started … Continue reading

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Millions for Millions – Microfinance

There is a series on microfinance that is being hosted by Berkeley over the next several months, starting this Wednesday, which I’m going to be listening in on. I took a econ class on the subject back in 2000 during … Continue reading

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Where Are The Power-Brokers in American Women Entrepreneurs?

Forbes has put out a list of the World’s Most Powerful Women, and it doesn’t include any American born entrepreneurs. Geri Stengel took notice of this, and ties the reason back to the jobs that are available for women to … Continue reading

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Why are Women Funded Less than Men?

Mark Suster is a partner at the VC firm GRP Partners, and has a blog that I follow. His most recent post is a collection of links and thoughts on why there aren’t more female entrepreneurs, and it included a … Continue reading

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Former Facebook Engineer Launches EduTech Startup

I identified with this author, who started Piazza, a collaboration tool for educators, based on her own challenges and feelings of loneliness in education. Though I always felt support during my education experience, and have always felt comfortable seeking the … Continue reading

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Women Are Wired to Be Better Entrepreneurs?

I don’t necessarily believe that women are wired to be better entrepreneurs, but I do think this article raises some good points about things that women tend to do better and be better at that, which would be helpful in … Continue reading

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Want more femgineers?

Poornima Vijayashanker, who has a background in engineering, was the third employee at Mint.com, and has gone on to create her own company BizeeBee, talks about being a female engineer – a femgineer. She also talks about two big trends … Continue reading

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