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Episode 14: “Founder” or “Female Founder?” with Jory Des Jardins

In this episode, I sat down with <b>Jory Des Jardins</b>, an advisor to female founders and startups. An entrepreneur herself, Jory co-founded <b>BlogHer</b>, which …

Startups

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Child’s Costume DIY (all you need is 5 items)

We couldn’t resist creating a homemade Halloween costume honoring our favorite “notorious” judge, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.She rules supreme with her …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? Self-Made Billionaire Sara Blakely Says Teach These 7 Things

Do the mindset "pre-work" for one thingteach them to turn disadvantages into opportunities.<p>Sara Blakely is pretty amazing. She's a self-made billionaire and the founder and inventor of Spanx. She even still personally holds the original patent for her game-changing women's underwear.<p>There are a …

Success

'Women of NASA' Lego Set to Launch for Sale Nov. 1

Four trailblazing figures from NASA's history are set to launch as new Lego minifigures on Nov. 1.<p>NASA astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, …

Lego

I Wanted My Son to Be Happy But on MY Terms

Somewhere near the end of middle school our son, the youngest of three children, let my husband and me know a few things. He was straightforward and …

Parenting

Dealerscope 2017 Powerful Women in Consumer Technology - Dealerscope

After the success of last year’s inaugural class of Powerful Women in Consumer Technology, <i>Dealerscope</i> decided once again this year to reach out to …

Digital Transformation

Sarah Polley: The Men You Meet Making Movies

One day, when I was 19 years old, I was in the middle of a photo shoot for a Miramax film when I was suddenly told it was time to leave. I was wearing a little black dress, showing a lot of cleavage, lying seductively on my side and looking slyly at the camera. The part I had played in the movie, …

Harvey Weinstein

A group of women are launching a fund that plans to only invest in other women

It may limit the deals they see, but the partners claim they’ll still fare all right.<p>Two women who come from themale-dominated industries of philanthropy and Hollywood are creating a venture capital fund that plans to only invest in other women.<p>This is not the first venture fund to restrict deals …

Venture Capital

Women Everywhere Are Freaking Out Over This 3rd Grader's Poem On Femininity.

Lizzie Dockery | Oct 9, 2017<p>Kids have a crazy capacity for creativity and can express themselves in some of the most compelling ways.<p>A third grader …

Poetry

The flag is getting more respect than women right now, and we’re calling it out.

When we’re feeling angry, feeling distraught, feeling completely gutted — as we have been for the past week following the news about Harvey Weinstein …

Feminism

How to Fight and Fix Your Car Like a Woman

I am woman, hear me roar, blah blah blah. Who needs all these female-empowerment books? After all, we are a nation where almost half the work force is women, where we outnumber men in graduation from college and make only 18 percent less than they do in median weekly earnings and … hmm. Well, the …

Feminism

Marvel's Content Director: Your Superpower Is Your Unique Voice and Understanding Your Value

Sana Amanat shares how to be your own best advocate and the keys to successful collaboration.<p><i>In this series,</i><i>Open Every Door</i><i>,</i> Entrepreneur <i>staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what you have to offer, navigating the obstacles that will block your path,</i> …

Comics

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 …

Startups

29 Powerful Women Reveal Their Success Secrets, Leadership Tips & The Awful Advice They Didn't Take

<i>This week leaders in advertising and media descend on Cologne, Germany for the annual Dmexco conference. Ahead of the event, we sat down to profile</i> …

Leadership

'Human computer’ Katherine Johnson opens Nasa research facility named in her honour

One of Nasa’s “human computers”, who helped plan the mission that saw an American astronaut orbit the Earth for the first time, has opened a new …

Black History

Silicon Valley CEO’s story about dying her hair reveals how sexism permeates the tech industry

Despite popular opinion, it may be reasonably difficult for blonde women to have “more fun” if they’re being taken less seriously at work. This was …

The Pao Effect Is What Happens After Lean In | Backchannel

<b>There were so many times</b> Ellen Pao could have taken money in exchange for silence. Before she filed her gender discrimination lawsuit against the …

Feminism

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 …

Timnit Gebru honored as an Alicorn of Artificial Intelligence by People in AI

This person will make you feel better about the future of the world.<p>Meet Timnit Gebru, a person who The Selfpreneur has awarded the rare title of …

Artificial Intelligence

Appalled Graphic Designer Shows Girls' Life Magazine What Their Cover Should Look Like

• Share 0<br>• Tweet<br>• Pinterest 0<br>• Reddit<br>• Email<p>A couple of weeks ago we ran a piece about an image that was posted on social media and went viral. It was a …

Graphic Design

Jess Lee: How She Became the CEO and Saved Polyvore

What’s a community and why does my startup need it?<p>For most people, being asked to build a strong community is kinda like a cooking noob like me …

Startups

The Nominee: Firsts

First woman to win a major party’s nomination for President

Women Leaders

Measuring Up - MIT Technology Review

In 1963, Nancy Hopkins sat down in a Harvard lecture hall for an hour that would change the course of her life. The lecture was on genetics, and the …

Biology

Men who want to fight sexism at work: Read Sheryl Sandberg’s blunt advice

For years, Sheryl Sandberg has been at the forefront of women’s fight for professional equality. The Facebook chief operating officer’s 2013 book <i>Lean In</i> sparked innumerable contentious, essential debates about how women can advance in the workplace.<p>But in a new interview with LinkedIn co-founder …

Feminism

How The Founder of The Motherhood Married Marketing and Mothers

Co-Founder of The Motherhood, Emily McKhann, has been at the cutting edge of social media marketing and influencing since before those things really existed. The Motherhood led the way as a platform for women, and eventually men as well, to make valuable contributions to public discourse and …

Motherhood

Male and Female Entrepreneurs Get Asked Different Questions by VCs — and It Affects How Much Funding They Get

There is an enormous gender gap in venture capital funding in the United States. Female entrepreneurs receive only about 2% of all venture funding, despite owning 38% of the businesses in the country. The prevailing hope among academics, policy makers, and practitioners alike has been that this gap …

Venture Capital

Ellen Pao, Susan Fowler, Tracy Chou and reasons to hope

I’ve borderline obsessed about the Ellen Pao trial as I’ve watched the bloody bro summer of 2017 unfurl.<p>What seemed so unsatisfying as the great …

Feminism

Hidden Figures has inspired a State Department exchange program to promote women in STEM

The Best Picture nominee about three black women working at NASA received an “unprecedented” response from foreign embassies.<p><i>Hidden Figures</i>, the historical drama about three black women who worked at NASA in the 1960s, has many plaudits to its name.<p>The critically acclaimed film starring Taraji P. …

Taraji P. Henson

Girls in Tech’s Sophia Mahfooz Promoted to COO | Girls in Tech

We have exciting news on the Girls in Tech Corporate front: we’re expanding our leadership team by promoting Sophia Mahfooz to Chief Operating …

Innovation