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'If you don’t ask, you don’t get': Amy Foo on making your career work for you

Amy Foo is helping to steer a growing tech company towards the $1 billion mark in her role at Zendesk, while also ensuring the firm supports plenty …

Kaijen Hsiao, CTO of Mayfield Robotics, to Speak at Innovate Celebrate

Robots are cool. In addition to reminding us of a time when futuristic technology was reserved for episodes of the Jetsons, these handy little guys …

The founder of Girls Who Code: “When you get a taste for being brave, it’s hard to stop”

If there’s any career advice that’s become more than a little trite, it’s telling young people to “embrace failure.” However, the polished Silicon Valley types who tout this wisdom usually have a strong safety net and a deep network to rely on.<p>That’s what makes Reshma Saujani so refreshing. As the …

New York City

Some of the top female founders in the U.S. are backing the latest Female Founders Fund

Roughly five years after the launch of its first fund in 2013, Female Founders Fund (F3) has closed on $27 million for its latest seed fund — backed by some of the startup world’s top women entrepreneurs and investors.<p>Backed by a clutch of seriously impressive names in the startup and tech …

How Anjali Sud became Vimeo's CEO at 34 years old

Anjali Sud grew up in Flint, Michigan, as the oldest of three. She dreamed of becoming a playwright and cast her brother and sister in plays they …

Stitch Fix founder Katrina Lake built one of the few successful e-commerce subscription services

Katrina Lake, 34, is the founder and chief executive of Stitch Fix, a San Francisco clothes shopping start-up that brought in $730 million in revenue in its 2016 fiscal year that ended July 31.<p>Stitch Fix is regarded as one of the few major success stories in the subscription shopping world. …

A star Silicon Valley investor who sold her startup for $200 million reveals the jarring tactic she had to use to make men pay attention to her pitches

Before Jess Lee became the first female investing partner at Sequoia Capital's Silicon Valley firm, she was a successful entrepreneur. Lee cofounded Polyvore, a fashion e-commerce company that was acquired by Yahoo for about $200 million.<p>But in Polyvore's early days, Lee struggled to raise money …

'The most powerful woman in start-ups' reveals a key moment from college that launched her career

Ann Miura-Ko has been referred to as "the most powerful woman in start-ups."<p>Miura-Ko is a co-founder and partner at Silicon Valley venture capital …

VC Aileen Lee just offered some very specific advice to female founders looking for funding

In May, at TechCrunch’s Disrupt event in New York, researchers from Harvard Business Review were in the audience, and they were taking notes. Using their findings, along with the help of a linguistic software program that scanned video transcriptions of Q&A sessions between onstage venture …

I'm Zola CEO Shan-Lyn Ma, and This Is How I Work

Weddings are a project, and they benefit from a good project management tool. We talked to the CEO of Zola, one of Lifehacker readers’ favorite …

OpenOffice

Ellen Pao on Silicon Valley in 2017: ‘It does take a village for change to happen’

Silicon Valley is more in check now than it has ever been, and that’s a good thing. With sexual harassment allegations swarming across the tech industry, female VCs coming together to support female founders, and engineers getting fired over controversial manifestos, the Valley is certainly growing …

Diamonde Williamson dishes on founding Blossom, a TV network for women

<i>Diamonde Williamson founded Blossom, a digital TV platform that serves women of color.</i> (WatchBlossom.com)<p>In the past year, women of color have been …

Women of Color

Kristina Jones Just Became The 14th African-American Female Founder Ever To Raise $1M

She co-founded Court Buddy, a legal tech startup, alongside her husband.<p>Kristina Jones just became the 14th ever African American female founder to …

African-American News

Founders Of Mented Cosmetics Become 15th, 16th Black Women Ever To Raise $1M Capital

The cofounders of Mented Cosmetics, a makeup line for women of color, have become the 15th and 16th African-American women ever to raise $1 million in venture capital to grow their business.<p>Amanda Johnson and KJ Miller, who met as Harvard Business School classmates, were planning to raise only …

It’s chic to be a geek!

<b>Expert Tanya Salcido leads the way for technically savvy Latinas.</b><p>Tanya Salcido, co-founder of the delightful and empowering website #LatinaGeeks™, …

Alba Colón, Living Her Dream in NASCAR

<b>By Mark Holston.</b><p>It’s been over two decades since Alba Colón traded the sandy beaches of Puerto Rico for the asphalt and cement-coated motor sports …

Inspiring Latina: Social Media Expert And Entrepreneur Lala Castro

Image<p><b>Lala Castro</b> has many titles to her name: visionary, entrepreneur, and social media expert. But, the one she wears most proudly? Geek.<p>Castro is the co-founder of #LatinaGeeks and the founder of eLaLa.com. Latina Geeks' mission focuses on empowering and inspiring Latina women by spreading the …

Entrepreneurship

Latina-led Silicon Valley tech company raises $2M

SAN FRANCISCO — Entrepreneur and diversity advocate Laura I. Gómez has raised $2 million for her 20-month-old recruiting software start-up Atipica, believed to be one of the largest seed funding rounds for a Silicon Valley technology company run by a Latina founder.<p>The round is led by True Ventures …

Luz Rivas- Providing Tech Programs for Young Women

This tech founder is way ahead of all of us

<i>The vision for this series is to surface and share insights of thought-leaders and trailblazers who live at the cutting edge of technology. While the</i> …

Innovation

From Twitter To Her Own Media Startup: How This Latina Creates Content For Multicultural Families

Nuria Santamaria Wolfe knew a thing or two about creating her own path even before striking out on her own. In 2013, she took it upon herself to make Twitter aware that there was growth potential in ad sales that came by pursuing a multicultural strategy, a role she was more than equipped to …

Forget Oculus Rift, Meet The Godmother Of VR

Before there were impressive digital 3D movies in every theater, before Google cardboard existed or virtual reality immersion headsets, Nonny de la Pe ña was an investigative journalist who coded at home after work.<p>That “hobby” led de la Peña to change the face of journalism — and helped push …

This Latina Air Force Veteran Is Changing the Face of STEM and the Drone Industry

As technology becomes seamlessly integrated into every aspect of our lives, there is no question that the future of our workforce and competitiveness will depend on our love for math and science. That is why STEM, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, is a hot new topic challenging …

Uncovering the Real-Life Women Behind Hidden Figures With Author Margot Lee Shetterly

The upcoming film <i>Hidden Figures</i> focuses on the lives of three black female NASA employees whose work was integral to astronaut John Glenn’s orbit …

#33 Tell Me Ten Reasons Why You Can: Alicia Thomas, Founder/CEO of Dibs Technology

Alicia: I wanna buy an $8 million house, right, and maybe a white guy also wants to buy an $8 million house, and let's say that his grandfather dies …

Go inside the beautiful home of a former Goldman Sachs engineer-turned-startup-founder

Reham Fagiri knows from experience how annoying it can be to sell your used furniture when you're moving. That's why she, along with co-founder Kalam Dennis, started AptDeco, a New York City-based startup that takes the pain out of selling pre-owned furniture by handling all of the logistics for …

Ijeoma Oguegbu: From school gates to running an incredible startup

Ijeoma Oguegbu graduated from the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in June, 2016. Before her graduation, her startup Beavly, was …

Startups

The inventor of the energy-harnessing soccer ball made a huge pivot — and it's paying off big time

What she isn't is the typical Silicon Valley tech bro — and she wears that like a badge of honor.<p>"I joke now that I was always trying to be the perfect balance between Bill Nye the Science Guy and Beyoncé," Matthews told Business Insider. "I definitely still try to do that right now."<p>Matthews is …

Meet Jewel Burks, co-founder of Partpic

<i>Jewel Burks, chief executive of Partpic, spoke at The Post’s 2015 inGENuitY Summit Dec. 2 in Washington, D.C. Learn more here</i>.<p><b>Jewel Burks</b><br>Co-founder and chief executive<br>Partpic<p>Jewel Burks is a co-founder and chief executive of Partpic, an Atlanta-based startup designed to streamline the purchase of …

Howard University

Women In Business: One Female Tech Entrepreneur Explains How She Is Making It In A White Man's World

At a New York City event for corporate executives and members of the tech community, Tabitha Holbert shook hands and made introductions in search of …