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New Program Empowers Women in Tech Startups

Read the full UF News Bureau release about eWiTS here. “The hot new field of technology startups faces a distressing problem: Women are so underrepresented in these companies’ leadership ranks that less than 10 percent of venture-backed startups are headed by women. On Tuesday, 55 women will emerge from a new program, Empowering Women in […]

eWiTS® Featured in Gainesville Chamber of Commerce eJournal

Read the full article here. “According to (Jane) Muir, a key advocate and leader of Innovation Gainesville, research has shown that there are some common barriers that deter women. Among them are lack of self-confidence, lack of training, lack of a mentoring network and family/life balance issues. ‘eWiTS aims to help with the first three. […]

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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Women entrepreneurs, example not exception “Women aren’t micro–so why do they only get micro-loans? Reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argues that women running all types of firms– from home businesses to major factories– are the overlooked key to economic development.”

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby…or Have We?

Women at Work – Infographic “Women have been a hot topic in the 2012 presidential campaign. UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MBA@UNC recently put together a cool infographic that pulls together a lot of data about women in corporations, small businesses and different industries. Some of the information might be familiar to you; some might be new, but […]

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In Google’s Inner Circle, a Falling Number of Women “More than half of women in technology at big companies leave midcareer, but half of those who leave stay in technical jobs, moving to the public sector or start-ups, indicating that there is something about big companies that pushes them out, said Catherine Ashcraft, senior research […]

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Summer Camps Try to Solve Silicon Valley’s Gender Gap “What has been shown is that girls are self-selecting out of technology because of how they feel computer jobs are — that they’re going to be thought of as a nerd … [and] they’re not going to be creative or collaborative,” said Tracey Welson-Rossman, TechGirlz founder. […]