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Women in Tech: You're Either A Geek By Nature, Or NOT

Women in Tech: You're Either A Geek By Nature, Or NOT | WomenEntrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Like many other male dominated industries, the field of technology presents both challenges and opportunities for women today.

 

I know plenty of women in tech and another good group of women of color in tech. My background is in tech, yet it wasn't a tech idea I wanted to pursue to start a business. That may soon change with my idea incubation coming out of its dormant state. Its my belief that to be in tech as a woman you either already found your inner geek, or you need to move on to another profession. Don't cultivate a false sense of geek happiness. Great article to read for discussing purpose and ideas. -Nakeva

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Majority Women-Owned and Managed AboutOne Announces $1.6 Million in Series A Funding

Majority Women-Owned and Managed AboutOne Announces $1.6 Million in Series A Funding | WomenEntrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Majority Women-Owned AboutOne Announces $1.6 Million in Series A Funding http://t.co/J6DiSguR #womenentrepreneurs #startups #women...

- Tweet credit: @99launches

 

AboutOne CEO, Joanne Lang, was listed by Forbes as one of Ten Female Entreprenuers And Mompreneurs To Watch in March 2011. Women building strong businesses and acquiring funding is no easy task as most funding goes to men. I tend to believe its not a biased perspective, its about women accepting the challenges of applying for funding. The new service from AboutOne, AcornPoints, will add to family content organization and includes photo storage.

 

Congratulations to AboutOne!

 

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Stilettos Invade Startups as Niche-Shopping Sites Attract Women

Stilettos Invade Startups as Niche-Shopping Sites Attract Women | WomenEntrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Alexis Maybank, co-founder of the shopping website Gilt Groupe Inc., says her 5-inch stilettos are meant to send a message: being feminine and starting a technology company aren’t mutually exclusive.

“Women are driving most of the consumer activity on the Web today,” said Aileen Lee, a venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, who devotes about half of her investment portfolio to startups founded by females.

“I can’t relate to Mark Zuckerberg, and I can’t relate to Steve Jobs,” she said, referring to the co-founders and CEOs of Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc, respectively. “Having a community where people look like you -- seeing other role models implicitly tells someone they can do it.”
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Task Rabbit Founder Leah Busque, Women + Tech Rocks!

Task Rabbit Founder Leah Busque, Women + Tech Rocks! | WomenEntrepreneurs | Scoop.it

Women know all too well how to multitask and find resources to accomplish goals. running a family, a Fortune 500 company or a small business ladies get it done! Sometimes having a resource to help accomplish the little things in life or major jobs cna be an invaluable tool to keep the flow moving. Leah Busque founded Task Rabbit, a service that connects people with tasks to people that can complete those tasks. Awesome! - Nakeva

 

"Leah Busque is founder of taskrabbit.com, a business focused on providing any and all services at a moment’s notice. From IKEA furniture assembly to walking your dog, the “rabbits” do it all. Leah conceived of the idea after running into a sticky situation when she and her husband were rushing to leave and had no food for their yellow lab Kobe. “What if someone could pick up the food for us and feed him while we’re heading out for the evening?”" - Bethany Hartley, Womens Business Development Center

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Inspiring Future Generations to Innovate

Inspiring Future Generations to Innovate | WomenEntrepreneurs | Scoop.it
So much for trade secrets. Limor Fried has based a business around the idea that everyone can do it themselves.

"For the most part, everyone finally agrees that open source software has been a success. It runs the net, it runs Google, it runs everything," Fried said. "Millions of companies and billions of dollars are made possible by open source software. Open source hardware is just starting to take off."

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Fried is awesome as an innovative woman in business! A degree in electrical engineering from MIT and leads the DIY arena. Check out her website, amazing design that fits her industry - http://www.ladyada.net/
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