Webgrrls International often receives tickets to industry events and we have two FREE full passes to attend the Women 2.0 PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition in NYC that we want to offer to our members. The date for the Conference is November 14. The value of each pass is $750.
2 Ways to Win
Attend the NYC Webgrrls The Art of Less Doing & Networking event on November 7. We will randomly choose a winner at the event. Note: you must be present to win.
Enter to win online. You must be a member to participate…so, if you are not a Webgrrls member or your membership
Last week during a conversation with a potential client, I was asked what aspect of my business I enjoyed the most - I didn't hesitate a second and answered - COLLABORATION! Working together, as a team with the best people, who are subject matter experts in their fields can make for amazing, and sometimes unexpected results - and I find that fascinating and exhilarating. No doubt this has been an important part of my life, even during my EMBA program at Thunderbird, one of our mantras was "collaborate so you can graduate".
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TRADITIONAL HIERARCHY AND COLLABORATIVE BUSINESS
In that weird time between Christmas and the start of the next year, I love reviewing the year. My 2011 has been quite remarkable, I accomplished many goals and ticked off a few things on my bucket list, including graduating from Thunderbird in Europe, attending Sundance, visiting India and Germany - and overall, just had a wonderful time of travel, friends, and family throughout.
Now it's time to read the Top and Best of lists for the year, and as 2011 winds to an end, and we start to get a peek at 2012, it’s time to review what 2011 brought us.... and some of the lists it has spawned.
The 2011 Holiday Season is fast approaching and to kick it off we are organizing a dual-city Webgrrls International Holiday Celebration December 6th with the San Francisco Webgrrls and December 7th with the New York City Webgrrls, and when the Webgrrls Community gets together, it becomes an industry event, not only about revelry but also about the celebration of the achievements of women in technology and business.
December 6 - San Francisco
The San Francisco Webgrrls Holiday Celebration will be Tuesday, December 6th at the Techsoup space.
We will toast to success and ring in the Holida
Entrepreneurs are arguably the most important actors in our economy—the creators of new wealth and new jobs, the inventors of new products and services, and the revolutionizers of society and the economy
~ Lesa Mitchell, VP of advancing innovation at the Kauffman Foundation.
I have been reading a great deal recently on how small business and entrepreneurship is the potential savior of our US economy. Economist will agree that older established companies DO NOT hold the promise of job creation or a renewed and revived economy, but instead the next bright new companies.
The business landscape has changed fundamentally; tomorrow’s environment will be different, but no less rich in possibilities for those who are prepared. McKinsey & Company, worldwide (former) Managing Director, Ian Davis
A lesson from the (original) Great Depression - opportunities always exist!
Many years ago, I heard a story of a man who became a millionaire during the (original) Great Depression. This banker had lost his fortune and had watched many of his friends capitulate to the circumstances. Faced with unemployment he learned a trade and became a tile layer, he eventual
Career vs. love. Love vs. career. For many women out there, this is a common struggle, and one that we deal with (and become distracted by) at several points throughout our lives. But according to a new study, when women are primed to think about their dating love lives, they become less interested in STEM- (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related fields and coursework. Really?? Could this actually be a reason why more women don’t work in science and technology?
Researchers at the University of Buffalo (NY) have published a study finding that:
When women are "pur
We've come a long way. Power dressing now is designed to let the woman inside us come through.
Recently I was at a business meeting with professional women, all at the top of their respective fields. We where working on some reinvention ideas, everyone was excited to be there. Many of us did not know each other, but we where all equally committed to accomplish our goal for the meeting. I always enjoy these situations and hope to learn from my peers. At the very beginning of the meeting, however, there was one woman, who was really throwing me off.... so I stepped back in ord
Mentors & Motivators is a series of blog posts interviewing some women who are accomplishing some amazing things with the hope that their stories will encourage, inspire, and motivate you in your career, business, or personal life.
Meet Nina Walia. Nina is a Creative Strategist and Producer of Engaging Cross-Platform Experiences. She has overseen interaction design and content development of websites and games for the Webby-award winning pbskids.org since 2004.
Never let someone else tell you that you don’t belong at the table – most of all yourself. Remember how cruci
Do you want to inspire or be inspired by other women in technology?
Then join the 2011 Global Marathon...an event for, by and about Women in Engineering and Technology (March 7-12).
The Marathon is a global “town square” for connecting girls and women in engineering and technology who ‘meet’ via live Internet chats, telephone conversations, webcasts and on location events over the course of six days.
Parts information and inspiration, the Global Marathon is out to change the conversation about girls and how they view engineering as a career. Among many things, this involves
Through my role in Webgrrls International and as the NYC Webgrrls chapter leader, I have the privilege and the opportunity to meet some very interesting and inspirational women whose stories are not shared widely enough nor loudly enough.
We are launching a series of blog posts interviewing some women who are accomplishing some amazing things with the hope that their stories will encourage, inspire, and motivate you in your career, business, or personal life.
Meet Cheryl Platz. Cheryl is a User Experience Designer at Microsoft (server and management studios team) and Board Member/Market
If you’ve been in science and technology for a while, you know how our conferences look. In my experience, conferences are done by rote: Panels, poster sessions, paper presentations, small-group breakouts. Awkward lunchtime conversations with near-strangers, relaxed happy-hour conversations with your new best friends, and coffee that runs out the next morning when you still need it. But what truly distinguishes scientific conferences---to me, anyway---is the sharp demonstration that we really do work in a male-dominated field.
Academic or industry, tech or science, every old plenary sess
The absolute best perk of working in famously-laid back in Silicon Valley isn't the pick-up soccer games at lunchtime or the telecommuting opportunities or even the free snacks. No, by far the
best benefit is the dress code---or, more precisely, the lack of dress code.
When I first began working at my small search engine company three years ago, I wanted to fit in, and so I dressed like my co-workers dressed. Although my company, like many around here, has no written dress code, there is definitely a standard. All the guys (and it's mostly guys) wear the same thing every day: jeans, freebi
In the tech world, we tend to base our decisions on clear-cut rationales---we weighs pros and cons, we make lists, and we ultimately rest on a logic-based choice. Especially for women in this male-dominated field, it’s tempting for us to demonstrate that we rely on reasoning, not emotion, to make decisions. Consequently, we often bring the prudent processes we use at work into our personal decision-making, but sometimes life requires listening to our instincts and throwing prudent out the window.
Me, I throw prudent out the window all the time. For a technical, left-brained person, I do a