Women 2.0

Lessons learned from female founders and women entrepreneurs

Meet Our New PITCH Judge - Jalak Jobanputra

                       

Meet our live judge for PITCH 2012 Startup Competition on November 14, 2012 – Jalak Jobanputra of RTP Ventures!

Jalak is a Founding Partner of RTP Ventures, a $120M venture capital fund in NYC. Previously, she was the Director of Mobile In

vestments at Omidyar Network.

Vying for top prize, PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition finalists will be competing for $25,000 in cash, a prized investor meetings with prominent VC Marc Andreessen and angel investor Joanne Wilson - and a host of startup-friendly services. 

Apply by MIDNIGHT TOMORROW (August 31, 2012 @ 11:59:59PM EST) - Competition details here:http://bit.ly/PITCH-NYC-2012

How To Brainstorm A Conference Talk Proposal

                   

Lynn Root, Founder of PyLadies San Francisco talks about writing a conference proposal.

"It is NOT important that you haven’t spoke at PyCon or another conference before. But do prove that why you should now."

We always say there aren’t e

nough women speakers at tech conferences. Let’s change this.

Read her blog post about how to put together a conference talk proposal here: http://www.women2.com/how-to-brainstorm-a-conference-talk-proposal/

Moms Working Full Time The Norm, Not The Exception

         

Many, many American women to the tune of tens of millions are today working full-time while caring for their children under 18. This number has increased nearly 50% in the last 40 years.

Most mothers “have it all”, not a mythical idealiz

ed “all” but a sleeplessly busy “all” of full-time work as a key breadwinner for the family and loving care of their children.

For many, the work is fulfilling and enjoyable, for some it isn’t, just as it ranges for men.

Laura Yecies explains it all here:http://www.women2.com/moms-working-full-time-the-norm-not-the-exception/

Spain Will Escape Its Economic Crisis Through Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Innovation is vital for economic growth and it is linked with entrepreneurial activity - no matter if this activity is created within the corporation or as a sole entrepreneur. 

In both cases, the key responsibility of the entrepreneur in

the innovation process is to convert low-performing assets into efficient ones to enhance return on investment.

Entrepreneurs create value by seizing opportunities which result in innovation. But… what determines what real innovation is? 

Answer: the market. 

Founder Friday Madrid host Teresa Gonzalo (Co-Founder & CEO, Ambiox Biotech) explains here:http://www.women2.com/spain-will-leave-its-crisis-through-innovation/

The New Girls’ Network: The Science Of Office Politics

                             

Mothers are 79% less likely to be hired, only half as likely to be promoted, offered an average of $11,000 less in salary and held to higher performance and punctuality standards than an identical woman without children.

Maternal wall bias

, as it’s called, is an order of magnitude larger glass-ceiling bias. In addition, there’s a crashing silence about the disturbing fact often gender bias against women can turn into fights among women. 

Take situations where women receive the message that there’s room for only one woman at the top. The next step is for women to fight among each other to be that one woman. This often is called the queen bee syndrome, as if to say that what’s involved is a personality problem in an individual woman.

But the problem is in the environment and in the fact there’s only room for one woman, or a few. Women need to recognize this tug of war when they see it and they need tools to defuse this tension when it happens.


Joan C. Williams explains the science of office politics here:http://www.women2.com/the-new-girls-network-the-science-of-office-politics/

How To Stay Focused While Being A Visible, Active Member Of The Female Tech Community

                   Photo: As the CTO of a small startup, my days are almost always spent head down, focused on our business and building our technical infrastructure. 

Im writing code, fixing bugs, building features, thinking about whats next on our product roadmap and figuring out how well get there.

The problem is that it can be difficult to focus when you also have to ensure that potential investors, future employees, and the tech community know that you exist.

Julia Grace, Co-Founder and CTO at WeddingLovely explains more at: http://www.women2.com/how-to-stay-focused-while-beinga-visible-active-member-of-the-female-tech-community/

As the CTO of a small startup, my days are almost always spent head down, focused on our business and building our technical infrastructure. 

I’m writing code, fixing bugs, building features, thinking about what’s next on our product roadm

ap and figuring out how we’ll get there.

The problem is that it can be difficult to focus when you also have to ensure that potential investors, future employees, and the tech community know that you exist.

Julia Grace, Co-Founder and CTO at WeddingLovely explains more at: http://www.women2.com/how-to-stay-focused-while-beinga-visible-active-member-of-the-female-tech-community/

This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Joanne Wilson

                   Photo: This is what an angel investor looks like.

NYC angel investor Joanne Wilson will have a one-on-one meeting with the Peoples Choice winner from Women 2.0 PITCH Conference & Competition in November!

Deadline to apply to PITCH is August 31, 2012 here: http://bit.ly/PITCH-NYC-2012

Learn about Joanne Wilson, her investments in women-led companies and her tips for entrepreneurs and angel investors alike: http://www.women2.com/this-is-what-an-angel-investor-looks-like-joanne-wilson/

NYC angel investor Joanne Wilson will have a one-on-one meeting with the “People’s Choice” winner from Women 2.0 PITCH Conference & Competition in November!

Deadline to apply to PITCH is August 3

1, 2012 here:http://bit.ly/PITCH-NYC-2012

Learn about Joanne Wilson, her investments in women-led companies and her tips for entrepreneurs and angel investors alike: http://www.women2.com/this-is-what-an-angel-investor-looks-like-joanne-wilson/

Meet Our New PITCH Judge - Renee DiResta

                Photo: Renee DiResta of O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures is one of 30+ judges reviewing applications for the Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition.

Apply online by this Friday night (MIDNIGHT EST) at http://bit.ly/PITCH-NYC-2012 

Women-led startups are encouraged to apply for $25,000 cash, meetings with top investors and more!

Renee DiResta of O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures is one of 30+ judges reviewing applications for the Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition.

Apply online by this Friday night (MIDNIGHT EST) athttp://bit.ly/PITCH-NYC-2012 

Women-led startups are encouraged to apply for $25,000 cash, meetings with top investors and more!

“Women Unfiltered” – 2013 SXSW Panel Picker Submission

               Photo: In a SXSW panel submission, women from Fairhaven Capital, L'Oréal and ICED Media team up to reveal their celebrated and oftentimes competing roles as female executives, mothers, wives, and role models for a new generation of women in the workforce. 

They played a spoof on the HBO Girls Show - see pictured. 

Please vote and comment on the Women Unfiltered panel for SXSW! 

http://www.women2.com/women-unfiltered-2013-sxsw-panel-picker-submission/

In a SXSW panel submission, women from Fairhaven Capital, L’Oréal and ICED Media team up to reveal their celebrated and oftentimes competing roles as female executives, mothers, wives, and role models for a new generation of women in the wo

rkforce. 

They played a spoof on the HBO Girls’ Show - see pictured. 

Please vote and comment on the “Women Unfiltered” panel for SXSW! 

http://www.women2.com/women-unfiltered-2013-sxsw-panel-picker-submission/