Silicon Valley Watcher (Women in Tech)

2018
January
31,
2018
| 11:50 PM America/Los_Angeles
Venture capital funding for female founders of startups edged up by a tiny amount in 2017 with 2.2% of a total of $85 billion invested compared with all-male teams receiving 79% according to a report by Fortune. The number of deals edged up to 4.4...
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January
03,
2018
| 11:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
It might seem strange that The Atlantic, an East Coast organization is trying to solve Silicon Valley’s inclusivity problem. But clearly Silicon Valley needs help. It is doing a very bad job. Countless Uber scandals, countless office harassment s...
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2017
October
20,
2017
| 04:54 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jennifer Hyman, CEO of Rent the Runway clothing service said that she was the victim of sexual harassment but that gender discrimination is the larger issue and it’s not being addressed. Hyman was speaking to 200 female startup CEOs at the Pro...
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February
07,
2017
| 08:26 PM America/Los_Angeles
Chelsea Peretti (above) a comedic actress, introduced the 10th Annual Crunchies — awards celebrating startups and VCs in Silicon Valley — and managed some decent jokes poking fun at the techie audience and coming up with some great app ideas. (The fi...
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2016
November
16,
2016
| 12:52 PM America/Los_Angeles
The number of women on the boards of tech companies has more than tripled since 2013 according to analysis of 100 public technology companies by Redfin, a national real estate brokerage.The study says that tech company boards began to change because ...
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November
15,
2016
| 02:58 PM America/Los_Angeles
Robert Hohman, CEO of  Glassdoor announces gender pay gap study at Stanford UniversityMany US tech jobs show high levels of gender pay discrimination, well above other professions reports online jobs site Glassdoor in a study of more than 500,000 sal...
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July
11,
2016
| 12:59 PM America/Los_Angeles
Is it OK to use the word “Guys”  when addressing a mixed gender group of colleagues? Should women celebrate their feminine qualities or seek to avoid those stereotypes entirely at work?These were some of the things discussed at a recent event, “The G...
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June
27,
2016
| 04:13 PM America/Los_Angeles
Thomson Reuters and Blurb are hosting a special evening Tuesday June 28 in San Francisco, focused on the topic: Empowering women to work in technology.Technology is everywhere around us and we all use it, both men and women equally. Yet if men build ...
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2015
September
10,
2015
| 04:08 PM America/Los_Angeles
PRWeek’s Lindsay Stein reports that Finn Partners has acquired Horn Group for an undisclosed sum to boost its tech practice.After more than two decades in the business, Horn said she started thinking about selling, and Finn Partners was attractive be...
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February
24,
2015
| 05:38 PM America/Los_Angeles
SVForum CEO Adiba Barney.This upcoming SVForum event comes at an excellent time for the gender discussion in Silicon Valley. Sooner than later, Silicon Valley investors and startups will realize that it is silly to compete on a global scale with one ...
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February
23,
2015
| 06:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
The writers at Intel Free Press have prepared a fascinating profile of Ramune Nagisetty, one of Intel's top engineers. She's developing wearables with abilities for emotional communications. [It's designed not just for men.] By Intel Free PressRamune...
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February
08,
2015
| 06:16 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cromwell Schubarth reports on Silicon Valley Business Journal that comedian TJ Miller won't be coming back next year as MC for The Crunchies awards following complaints about his "bitch" remark.Miller started the show edgy and then went headlong over...
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January
16,
2015
| 01:44 PM America/Los_Angeles
It's always great to see diversity at work in Silicon Valley. On Tuesday, January 20 VLAB will present an evening event focused on young women entrepreneurs.[I wonder why the age limit? Ageism is another aspect of the diversity story that is very rea...
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2014
November
12,
2014
| 08:50 AM America/Los_Angeles
San Francisco's Victoria Theatre hosts two performances of the critically acclaimed one-woman show: Manya: The Living History of Marie Curie. I'll be there for the Sunday performance! There is a 20% off code for SVW readers: "polonium" http://mariecu...
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October
15,
2014
| 05:11 PM America/Los_Angeles
Here's an interesting infographic from Younoodle, which runs startup competitions around the globe:  More at Younoodle....
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May
21,
2014
| 01:57 PM America/Los_Angeles
Salon host Vanessa Camones reaches for the microphone...Earlier this week the conversations at the SF Curators Media Salon focused on the topic of women in tech. Vanessa Camones and her team at theMIX Agency hosted the event and organized the speaker...
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May
08,
2014
| 05:05 PM America/Los_Angeles
Above, a prior salon at Impress Labs in North Beach.This month's salon is on the topic of women in tech and is hosted by Vanessa Camones, CEO of theMIX Agency in the Digital Garage on 717 Market Street, May 20 at 6pm.It promises to be a feisty evenin...
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April
10,
2014
| 05:46 PM America/Los_Angeles
I had a fascinating conversation recently with Vivienne Ming, Chief Scientist at Gild, a San Francisco based company that scans the Internet to identify potentially great software engineers for their clients.Finding good talent is incredibly hard esp...
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March
10,
2014
| 02:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Women are only 30% of tech workforce, and only 15% in software engineering so there’s a long way to go to mirror the 50% split in the general workforce. One way is to increase the number of women students matched with mentors, which is the goal of a ...
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2013
September
13,
2013
| 03:16 PM America/Los_Angeles
This is well worth seeing. It's best described as a live historic TED talk from 1915 Paris. Marie Skłodowska-Curie  was the first to win two Nobel prizes. The performance by Susan Marie Frontczak is extraordinary with critics saying that she embodies...
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July
08,
2013
| 09:37 PM America/Los_Angeles
Humor Tumblr blog Jesus Christ, Silicon Valley uses Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" manifesto as an excuse to paint incredibly realistic renditions of Sand Hill Road's venture capitalist innovation warriors, and their offices. It's funny because it's tru...
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July
01,
2013
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
In Wall Street fortunes are made by those that bet against the market because the breakout investment ideas are never found within the wisdom of the crowd. That's what hedge funds do and we know how incredibly successful some of them have become.Sili...
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April
09,
2013
| 12:19 PM America/Los_Angeles
Michael Arrington and Tim Armstrong, AOL CEO, on stage at recent "Crunchies."It's taken almost a week for key supporters of Mike Arrington to publicly address allegations that he engaged in serial acts of violence against women over many years.The  ...
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March
01,
2013
| 11:47 AM America/Los_Angeles
Here is a fascinating guest post infographic sent by Muhammad Saleem from the blog on http://www.onlinebusinessdegree.org/:...
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2012
June
14,
2012
| 11:11 AM America/Los_Angeles
(Sol Tzvi, founder of Genieo, based in Israel.)Silicon Valley is running hard to maintain its position as the global innovation engine, against competition with dozens of fast growing innovation centers around the world.Which is why it's puzzling tha...
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May
10,
2012
| 04:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Several thousand leading professionals from top Silicon Valley companies are gathering in Santa Clara this evening for a banquet honoring this year's Women of Vision award recipients.The annual event is organized by the Anita Borg Institute, one of S...
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2011
December
12,
2011
| 02:28 PM America/Los_Angeles
Marylene Delbourg-Delphis (above at Buck's Diner) is a serial entrepreneur, she shares her secrets for technology startup success and how she wooed Guy Kawasaki away from Apple.By Intel Free PressSand Hill Road in Menlo Park, Calif. is the epicenter ...
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May
19,
2011
| 01:58 PM America/Los_Angeles
Margo Medez-Penate sent me some very interesting statistics from Catalyst, the non-profit organization focused on advancing women in the workplace:"According to our research, women MBA graduates earn, on average, $4,600 less than men MBA graduates in...
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May
02,
2011
| 03:20 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology will celebrate its 2011 "Women of Vision" award winners at Mission City Ballroom, Santa Clara Convention Center, May 19. I attended last year and it was great. I got to meet and speak with Arianna Huf...
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April
21,
2011
| 10:44 AM America/Los_Angeles
By Intel Free PressCall her a mother of two, but don't call her "Mother of the Internet." Engineer, author, inventor and, since March, Intel's director of Network and Security Technology, Radia Perlman never cottoned to the label despite its use near...
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