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The Age of Female Dominance

“The coming wave is likely to empower women in ways that they not empowered today.” – Jerry Kaplan, Futurist & Professor, Stanford University  ...

“We’ve debunked tech’s ‘pipeline problem.’ So why aren’t

“If you look at the startup world today, there’s an undeniably distinct pattern in who gets the lion’s share of investor funding, year after year. Spoiler: It’s men. Specifically, white men. For the past few years, we’ve heard from leaders at tech companies and venture capital firms around the world pledging to fund and hire ...

Women in Tech: “How women can make the most of the tech boom?”

“Only 17% of those working in tech are female. Added to this, a mere 10% hold executive-level positions. How can we encourage and support women to enter this booming industry? Technology isn’t all about coding, data and electronics. The industry is broad and there are many sectors within the umbrella of technology there for anyone ...

Upcoming Event: Empower Chicago – Leadership & Action

“Join AAUW for Empower Chicago, an event designed to close the gender leadership gap by blending traditional leadership development principles with action. This event will provide you with tangible skills to help you grow in your career.” RSVP Here Date & Time Tue, July 23, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT Location WeWork 515 ...

A woman tech CEO raises second-largest funding round

Built It’s woman tech CEO raises second-largest funding round “In raising a $20-million-plus round, our co-founder and CEO Maria Christopoulos Katris joins the distinguished company of Jellyvision CEO Amanda Lannert and tastytrade Co-CEO Kristi Ross. Our plans for the funding include growing our 100-person team. Over the next year, we expect to double the headcount ...

Upcoming Event: Breaking Barriers- An Evening with Annie Pearl

Join “Annie Pearl, Glassdoor’s SVP of Product and Design, at Glassdoor’s office in the West Loop in a candid fireside chat, we’ll hear about her journey from from attorney to entrepreneur to head of product and cover topics including building diverse teams, overcoming imposter syndrome and playing to your strengths.”  More Info Date & Time ...

Three Myths About Women in Tech

1. Women are too risk averse to build large scalable businesses “‘This is definitely a myth,’ said Parlikar. ‘Building a scalable business is a matter of acquiring and developing customers, finding a niche in the market, and failing and learning as a business. The qualities that a leader needs for this knows no gender.’ Unfortunately, ...

“Three things women in tech want to see on your CV”

Applying for jobs can sometimes be difficult and overwhelming.  It is great to know what the hiring manager may or may not be looking for. It always helps to have a little inside knowledge.  Below are some guidelines to build your CV from Holly Brockwell, a writer.  DO: prove you meet the job spec “Jessica ...

Women in Tech: Gemma Allen

“Be good at what you do, confident in that knowledge and most people will respect you regardless of gender.” – Gemma Allen Gemma Allen works at Barracuda Networks as a Consulting Systems Engineer. What got you interested in tech? “At secondary school we were taught touch typing on computers, which prompted me to beg my ...
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