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What’s (Really) Behind Gender Imbalance in Tech Careers

What’s (Really) Behind Gender Imbalance in Tech Careers | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Earlier this week Apple released new diversity figures for its US workforce, which revealed women make up only 30 percent of the company, taking up 20 percent of tech roles and 28 percent of
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Industry Impact - Forbes

Industry Impact - Forbes | Women in Business | Scoop.it
A look at some of the hottest topics in six critical industries.
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I wonder what happens to the half of the email inquiries? Ignored? 

 

I'd like to see this go deeper - measuring social media and online chat as customer service channels. For example, Apple has live chat but it can longer than 172 seconds to get an agent. 

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Girls in STEM: Visiting Hoover Middle School - Tina in Wonderland

Girls in STEM: Visiting Hoover Middle School - Tina in Wonderland | Women in Business | Scoop.it
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Letters: the bittersweet irony of Rwanda's job market

Letters: the bittersweet irony of Rwanda's job market | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Despite Rwanda's burgeoning economy, many are unequipped to take advantage of job growth. Our letter this week argues the solution may be a more practical approach to education
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We visited the Akilah Institute in Rwanda and I was impressed with their practical approach. 

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If I Don't Tweet My Life, Do I Exist? Social Media and Us

If I Don't Tweet My Life, Do I Exist? Social Media and Us | Women in Business | Scoop.it
What I do want to write about, what I’ve been telling anyone who will listen for a couple of years is this: social media is not the problem.
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Social Media isn't the problem - a disconnection for our communities is the deeper issue IMO. 

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She's Doing An Elite MBA For Under $1,000

She's Doing An Elite MBA For Under $1,000 | Women in Business | Scoop.it
If everything goes according to plan, Laurie Pickard, 32, will earn her MBA in three years for less than $1,000. She’ll take classes from Stanford, Wharton, and Yale, among other top-tier schools.
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What got my attention: she's doing this from Kigali, Rwanda!

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Rising International and TechWomen

Rising International and TechWomen | Women in Business | Scoop.it
In December the TechWomen reunion and holiday party for mentors was held in Menlo Park. It was great to see the mentors I knew and to meet a few who I had never had a chance to speak with during th...
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Impressed with Rising International!

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TechWomen Part Two: The DC Days

TechWomen Part Two: The DC Days | Women in Business | Scoop.it
So what happens after 78 women from 19 countries spend a month in Silicon Valley through a State Department program? They head to Washington, DC - of course!As a cultural mentor, I was able to acco...
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Confessions of a 2013 Cultural Mentor

Confessions of a 2013 Cultural Mentor | Women in Business | Scoop.it
On her blog, Tina in Wonderland, 2013 Cultural Mentor Tina Shakour reflects on how her TechWomen experience and interactions with Emerging Leader Saze, taug
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#techwomen

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23 Things You Should Never Say To A Childfree Woman

23 Things You Should Never Say To A Childfree Woman | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Whether or not a woman wants to have children is a very personal decision. Unfortunately, it's also one of those things that everyone seems to feel empowered to comment on.
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Oh - number 19. That's just a classic. 

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Melodramatic Me: Funny that…

Melodramatic Me: Funny that… | Women in Business | Scoop.it
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I love Lisa's blogs. I sincerely hope her being a mother did not disqualify her.

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How I Found My Voice - and How to Find Yours

How I Found My Voice - and How to Find Yours | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Of eight kids in our family I was number six, way down in the batting order. We ran around in the woods and caught turtles and tadpoles. We lived outside Pittsburgh in an area I've since heard

Via Liz Ryan
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I love, love this. Liz gave me the same advice once when I shared that I hesitate to write what I really want on my blog! "Some people will love what you write and say. Some will hate it. Some will go a step further and hate you personally, especially if you shake their frames." 

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How I Found My Voice - and How to Find Yours

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Fantastic insights to finding and using your voice that everyone can benefit from.
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Social Startups: BlogHer Unites Women and Brands Worldwide

Social Startups: BlogHer Unites Women and Brands Worldwide | Women in Business | Scoop.it
“BlogHer’s mission is to create opportunities for women online influencers to pursue education, exposure, community, and economic empowerment,” says Elisa Camahort Page, co-founder and COO of the leading cross-platform media network created by, for...
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Powerful Ad Shows What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She's Pretty

Powerful Ad Shows What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She's Pretty | Women in Business | Scoop.it
A new Verizon commercial cites a sad statistic by the National Science Foundation: 66 percent of 4th grade girls say they like science and math, but only 18 percent of all college engineering majors are female.

People have offered many potential e...
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The cues are subtle, but always there. 

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I got 99 problems... palsy is just one

I got 99 problems... palsy is just one | Women in Business | Scoop.it
"I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time," Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it's hilarious.) "I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali." With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.
Tina Shakour's insight:

What a great video! I encourage you to watch it through. She is funny, true, and hits some tough topics with style and humor. I especially love her comments about social media toward the end.

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African TechWomen Meet Silicon Valley - YouTube

African TechWomen Meet Silicon Valley by Kennedy Jawoko Knight Fellow, Stanford University It is October 2013. The conference room at the Silicon Valley Afri...
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TechWomen Delegation in Rwanda To Expand Network of African Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fields

TechWomen Delegation in Rwanda To Expand Network of African Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fields | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Media Note: TechWomen Delegation in Rwanda To Expand Network of African Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fields
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Official press release on what we are doing in Rwanda as part of the TechWomen delegation. 

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Reframing the leader 'bitch'. Take the Lead webevent Feb19.

Reframing the leader 'bitch'. Take the Lead webevent Feb19. | Women in Business | Scoop.it

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melissalomax's curator insight, January 20, 2014 1:13 PM

Sharing: webevent Feb19. Reframing the bitch gender bias to leader w/ S.Sandberg. http://shenegotiates.com/blog/2014/1/19/apvzj6pnrc0h05ildjrkedadanjepc

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Ramona Pierson's remarkable tale: From near-death to Silicon Valley CEO

Ramona Pierson's remarkable tale: From near-death to Silicon Valley CEO | Women in Business | Scoop.it
In 1984, a drunken driver ran a red light near the Marine base where Ramona Pierson was stationed, hitting her so hard that her body basically exploded.
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Amazing story about being a survivor and finding your path. Stunning. 

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Pantene #WhipIt | Labels Against Women | @Pantene @PantenePH

It's time we put an end to labels against women. Pantene believes that when you stand strong, you shine.
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I have mixed feelings about sharing this because it is an ad for a beauty product. However, I love the effort to show gender labels and I'm a sucker for the "Mad World" song. 

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14 Steps To Improve Your LinkedIn Presence In 2014

14 Steps To Improve Your LinkedIn Presence In 2014 | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a power user or a casual LinkedIn participant so far, here are the 14 straightforward things within everyone's reach as we bring the current business year to a close and look on to the next.
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TechWomen Part One: The Silicon Valley Days

TechWomen Part One: The Silicon Valley Days | Women in Business | Scoop.it
I am back home after the Washington, DC trip with TechWomen and I still struggle with wrapping my head around all that has happened since the Emerging Leaders arrived in the Bay Area just over a mo...
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My Trees are Awesome

My Trees are Awesome | Women in Business | Scoop.it
“NO! STOP DOING THAT!!” I was five years old, sitting in my kindergarten class. We were participating in that odd exercise from the 70’s where you sat at a table, divided off from other kids at the...
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Nasir Shakour's curator insight, December 9, 2013 1:20 PM

Proud of my wife for all that she's done. 

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Tech CEO Thinks Women Who Wear High Heels Don't Have a Brain

Tech CEO Thinks Women Who Wear High Heels Don't Have a Brain | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Yesterday evening at a demo day in Midtown, Jorge Cortell, the CEO of a healthcare startup and a self-described "hacker-hacktivist" took a creepshot of a female attendee's high heels and posted it his public Twitter account with the following...
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*sigh* I can name a number of things men do that is "self-harm" and therefore, but this guy's definition, makes them brainless. Let's just stop with the sexist crap already, OK?

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BlogHer PRO '13: Day One in Tweets

BlogHer PRO '13: Day One in Tweets | Women in Business | Scoop.it
BlogHer PRO '13 kicked off this morning in Silicon Valley. One of my favorite things to do during one of our conferences is to follow along with the hashtag and just revel in the amount of information being shared in 140 characters or less.
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Really enjoyed the conference. It was such a positive environment! 

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