Chaya Cooper

1,801 Added | 18 Magazines | 16 Likes | 3 Following | 57 Followers | @ChayaCooper | Longtime Fashion Tech Entrepreneur, Strategy & Marketing Consultant, native New Yorker, inadvertent Coder, sometime Artist, and aspiring Salsa Dancer  |  Chief Product Officer & Founder, Click2Fit

Meet the Woman Who Broke Silicon Valley's Sexist Code--and Built a $1.5 Billion Tech Company

The Silicon Valley gender narrative is firmly entrenched: Women don't get computer science degrees and don't start successful tech companies. Don't tell Therese Tucker any of that.<p>One evening in May, a team of Goldman Sachs bankers helped a founder-CEO raise some secondary money for investors in …

Silicon Valley

Retail Revolutionized: Three ways to profit from artificial intelligence

Jill StandishWhether we’re receiving coupons based on our spending, or product suggestions based on other people’s spending, artificial intelligence …

eCommerce

Op-Ed | Technology Is Eating Fashion

Fashion companies that don't embrace technology are sitting ducks just waiting to be picked off by sharp-shooting software companies, argues Marc C. Close.<p><b>BANGKOK, Thailand</b> — If you think you run a fashion business, you’re wrong. A technology business with a fashion focus? Sure. Anything else and …

Innovation

Stitch Fix is letting algorithms help design new clothes—and they’re allegedly flying off the digital racks

Traditional clothing designers might start the creative process with mood boards and sketches, but Hybrid Designs starts with AI.<p>The in-house brand of subscription fashion startup Stitch Fix, Hybrid Designs employs a data science team that works with the company’s order data to predict which …

Consulting

The Fashion Industry Can No Longer Afford to Ignore the Plus-Size Market

When I was a kid, I wanted to design clothes. I kept a dollar-store sketchbook and a case full of pencils. At first, I used them to trace and color …

Trends

Google 'segregates' women into lower-paying jobs, stifling careers, lawsuit says

Exclusive: Women say Google denied them promotions, telling the Guardian they were forced into less prestigious jobs despite qualifications<p>Google systematically pays women less than men doing similar work, according to a class action-lawsuit accusing the technology company of denying promotions and …

Diversity

What Your Audience Is Thinking About When You Speak | Poornima Vijayashanker

Parknav CEO Eyal Amir “In 5 to 7 years, the hype around neural networks will die down.”

<i>Parknav</i><i> — a real-time parking availability estimation service</i><p><i>Eyal Amir</i><i>, Co-founder and CEO of Parknav, is a well respected Artificial Intelligence</i> …

Machine Learning

13 ways to create a prototype on a limited budget

A well-designed app or website can dramatically increase interest in a company or product, but both require an investment of time and capital. As these resources are often in short supply for many startups, releasing a poorly thought-out product can leave a company struggling to regain ground.<p>To …

UX Design

Google sued by women for pay discrimination in potential class action suit

Three women have filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of discriminating against female employees by underpaying them and denying them opportunities for promotions. The plaintiffs seek to turn their complaint into a class action lawsuit covering all women who worked at Google within …

Gender

The Business Case for Gender Diversity: Update 2017

I periodically update the research that forms the business case for improving gender balance in organizational leadership. There are new studies …

Diversity

At Google, Employee-Led Effort Finds Men Are Paid More Than Women

SAN FRANCISCO — Female employees are paid less than male staff members at most job levels within Google, and the pay disparity extends as women climb the corporate ladder, according to data compiled by employees that provide a snapshot of salary information at the internet giant.<p>A spreadsheet, …

Diversity

Can a Brand Truly Be Body Positive If It Doesn't Carry Plus Sizes?

Late last month, a New Zealand-based lingerie brand called Lonely released an unretouched campaign featuring "Girls" stars Lena Dunham and Jemima …

Women's News

Women in NYC Tech: Chaya Cooper of Click2Fit

Today we speak with Chaya Cooper, two-time entrepreneur and current CPO at Click2Fit. As early as 1999, Chaya has been involved with tech and the …

Diversity

6 Things Successful TEDx Speakers Do to Crush Any Speaking Gig

Public speaking takes more effort than most people are willing to put out..<p><i>TEDx</i> is the holy grail of public speaking. A chance to finally get your story, your message, and your voice in front of tens of thousands of people. Everyone knows the value a <i>TEDx</i> talk can bring to their career, but few …

Public Speaking

An AI That Knows the World Like Children Do

Artificial intelligence has staged a revival by starting to incorporate what we know about how children learn

American Museum of Natural History

Media Tips

<b>Working with the Media</b><p><b>Speaking points:</b><br>Uniform Codes protect everyone!<p>The building code is <b>not</b> another red-tape nuisance. There are good, sound reasons …

Employment

9 Tips To Prepare You For An Awesome TV Talk Show Appearance

Do you have a television appearance coming up? Are you scared to death? You shouldn’t be. I’m going to share nine simple strategies to help you get …

Employment

Ace That TV Interview and Score a Return Invite

For most business owners, the chance to appear on TV and share their insights is a huge opportunity to add credibility to their brand and publicize their work.<p>But getting the booking for a television segment is not the end of the challenge. It's just the beginning.<p>Some producers will prep a guest …

Employment

We’ve studied gender and STEM for 25 years. The science doesn’t support the Google memo.

These are some issues that males simply do not have to face. The “anxiety gap” exists for a reason, and it is not about biology.<p>A Google engineer who was fired for posting an online claim that women’s biology makes them less able than men to work in technology jobs has charged that he is being …

Gender

7 Easy, Oh-So-Pretty (and Surprisingly Fast) Ways to Customize Your Wedding Dress

Maybe you have visions of your dream wedding dress in your head, but it doesn't exist in any store anywhere. Or you want a Dom Perignon bespoke …

Weddings

Uber: The Road to a $69 billion valuation

Uber has been in the news due to a number of scandals.<p>Early this year, Uber lost 200,000 customers in a weekend after the #DeleteUber movement …

James Damore: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

<b>Published</b><p>Harvard University/Getty<p>James Damore has been fired by Google after an internal memo he wrote about its diversity policies was leaked online.<p>…

What Is Ray Kurzweil Up to at Google? Writing Your Emails

Ray Kurzweil has invented a few things in his time. In his teens, he built a computer that composed classical music, which won him an audience with …

Machine Learning

The Odds That a Panel Would 'Randomly' Be All Men Are Astronomical

One mathematician’s formula suggests that all-male lineups don’t “just happen,” despite what conference organizers might claim.<p>All-male speaker lineups are so commonplace that there’s at least one Tumblr blog dedicated to mocking them. The endless stream of them can leave one overwhelmed and …

Diversity

Women In Venture (WIV) Universe

Jefferies gives IBM Watson a Wall Street reality check

IBM’s Watson unit is receiving heat today in the form of a scathing equity research report from Jefferies’ James Kisner. The group believes that IBM’s investment into Watson will struggle to return value to shareholders. In recent years, IBM has increasingly leaned on Watson as one of its core …

IBM Watson

Solving the Implicit Bias Problem in the Startup Industry

I got a deep dive into neuroscience when I was working on my startup, NeuroFocus. For years I pored over brain studies and thought about how the …

Diversity

Fringefy Co-Founder Assif Ziv: “AI has reached a point equivalent to human intuition.”

You’ve probably been in a situation where you can’t find your Uber and you have to call the driver to explain where you are. Well, Fringefy is …

Venture Capital