Women-2.0

  • Google’s Megan Smith Says It’s Time To Uncover The “Lost History” Of Female Tech Pioneers

    Google’s Megan Smith Says It’s Time To Uncover The “Lost History” Of Female Tech Pioneers

    Google vice president Megan Smith gave a wide-ranging talk this morning at the Women 2.0 conference in Las Vegas in which she discussed “moonshot” ideas and connected them to the work she’s doing at Google’s “skunkworks” lab Google[x]. She also suggested that we’re entering a third wave” of women’s rights. Read More

  • Women 2.0, A Media Company Built Around Female Entrepreneurship, Gears Up For Las Vegas

    Women 2.0, A Media Company Built Around Female Entrepreneurship, Gears Up For Las Vegas

    Over the past few years, Women 2.0 has become one of the most reliable places to find stories from female entrepreneurs, successful and otherwise. It has also, according to co-founder and CEO Shaherose Charania, become a profitable business. That’s particularly surprising since the Women 2.0 site doesn’t run any advertising. Not that Charania said she’s completely opposed to… Read More

  • In Latin America, Women Are Breaking Barriers To Entrepreneurship

    In Latin America, Women Are Breaking Barriers To Entrepreneurship

    Editor’s note: Maria Rocio Paniagua currently works as a project manager at Innku, one of the top mobile and web workshops in Mexico. The lack of women in technology in Latin America and the Caribbean is an issue whose cause has deep roots. Still, despite the barriers, there are examples of women disrupting not only businesses, but entire societies all over the continent. Read More

  • Google Partners With Startup Weekend, Women 2.0 And Others To Launch Google For Entrepreneurs

    Google Partners With Startup Weekend, Women 2.0 And Others To Launch Google For Entrepreneurs

    Google today announced the launch of Google For Entrepreneurs, the company’s new umbrella for all of its programs that support startups and entrepreneurs around the world. The program’s focus, says Google, will be to partner with strong organizations in local communities and to organize Google-led programs that connect the company’s own teams and tools with entrepreneurs. Read More

  • Women of Color in Tech: How Can We Encourage Them?

    Over the last five years, I have taught more than 300 really smart students. One of the smartest, at the Masters of Engineering Management at Duke University, was Viva Leigh Miller, a black woman. She had the ambition of moving to Silicon Valley after she graduated last year. I expected she would become a hotshot CEO. But Viva couldn’t get a job in the Valley—despite introductions… Read More

  • Women 2.0 Spins Out, Expands Founder Labs Program To New York

    An organization that aims to diversify and strengthen the pool of successful startup founders in tech, Women 2.0, today announced that it will spin out its mobile focused Founder Labs pre-incubator program as a standalone entity, and expand it from San Francisco to New York City this May. Women 2.0 and Founder Labs founder, Shaherose Charania, told TechCrunch: “We want to change the… Read More

  • Women 2.0 CEO On 2010 Competition Winners: They're Not Like Facebook (In A Good Way)

    Women 2.0 CEO On 2010 Competition Winners: They're Not Like Facebook (In A Good Way)

    Women 2.0 is not an organization just for women— we created the name when some colleagues and I went to the Web 2.0 Expo conference in 2006 and asked, “Where are the women in the web 2.0 movement?” We didn’t see them represented there. Women 2.0 is more about diversity, inclusion, technology and startups that are likely to create jobs and wealth, and otherwise improve… Read More

  • Inside Women 2.0 Labs Program

    Breaking Up The Boys Club: Inside Women 2.0 Labs [video]

    Women 2.0 Labs, a 5-week crash course in entrepreneurship, is somewhat of a misnomer. Although it is indeed a lab where professionals work in teams of four to develop a startup (or at least the prototype of a startup), it is far from a women’s only club. Of the 20 participants, 65% are female and 35% are male— an eclectic collection of engineers, designers, marketing professionals… Read More

  • Silicon Valley: You and Some of Your VC's have a Gender Problem

    “People in technology businesses are drawn to places known for diversity of thought and open-mindedness”, is what Professor Richard Florida concluded after studying the growth and success of 50 metropolitan areas in the U.S. The most successful regions were those with the most gays, bohemians, and immigrants. These groups flourish in Silicon Valley, and its diversity has… Read More

  • Women Entrepreneurs Pitch Their Companies at Stanford

    Women 2.0 held its second pitch event today on the kempt grounds of the Stanford Golf Course Grill. It was a chance for five private tech companies with at least 50% female ownership to compete for a prize suite of business services collectively worth $15,000, plus a chance to meet with Esther Dyson. The five finalists – Koollage, Gaiagy, Skillshop, Webvet, and Passive Devices –… Read More