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Spring 2015 Ewits Session Concludes, Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners – and to all participants – of the fourth cohort of Empowering Women in Technology Startups (ewits). The 50 women who completed the program at the April 16 investor pitch brought the total number of women empowered since the program’s inception to 200. On Thursday, the winning team took home iPads. […]

Spring 2014 eWiTS Winning Teams

The spring 2014 eWiTS® program concluded on Tuesday, June 3 at the program’s Investor Pitch Competition. About 50 women participated in the 10-week program in teams headed by experienced women entrepreneurs. Each team formed a simulated company and created a business plan and investor pitch based on a real technology developed at the University of […]

Women in it: The facts

Check out this report from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), Women in it: The facts: “The technology industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. The United States Department of Labor estimates that by 2018 there will be more than 1.4 million total new computing-related job openings when considering […]

Lessons About Effective Management

Check out this article on management advise by Elizabeth Haas Edersheim, Ph.D.,  Management Lessons of a Lifelong Student “I’ve learned that organizations are the engines of our society and our lives as individuals. We are born in organizations, supplied by organizations, informed by organizations, educated by organizations, employed by organizations, and ultimately buried by them. […]

A Titan’s How-To on Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Read this article from The New York Times: A Titan’s How-To on Breaking the Glass Ceiling “Before Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, started to write “Lean In,” her book-slash-manifesto on women in the workplace, she reread Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique.” Like the homemaker turned activist who helped start a revolution 50 […]

Women Who Run Tech Startups Are Catching Up

Check out this article from Bloomberg Businessweek: Women Who Run Tech Startups Are Catching Up. “Women-led private technology companies are more capital-efficient, achieve 35 percent higher return on investment, and, when venture-backed, bring in 12 percent higher revenue than male-owned tech companies. That’s according to new research presented at a recent conference in San Francisco […]

Barriers to Participation for Women in University Tech Transfer

Read this analysis by Erin Cadwalader of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), Policy Analysis: Identification of Barriers to Participation for Women in University Technology Transfer Activities. “Women need to feel invited. Jane Muir, the director of eWITS (Empowering Women in Technology Startups) at the University of Florida has developed a very successful program […]

Jane Muir Recognized by the State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI)

Jane Muir was recently recognized by the State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI) as one of the top Women Who Shaped Tech-Based Economic Development. Check out the article here: http://www.ssti.org/Digest/digest.php?page=2013/032713#story3 “SSTI spotlights 18 women who have been among the field’s most vital champions. These women have played a central role in drawing attention to the […]

One Woman’s Journey to Investor Relations in Venture Capital

Click here to read an article in Women 2.0 by Mary Strother, Managing Director of Athenian Venture Partners: “Career moves are often among the biggest life decisions that we will ever make. For women, I feel this rings particularly true. It is typically not easy, and as I have found, the best opportunities are usually […]

4-Part Series at the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator

Learn About Communicating with the FDA and Other Aspects of Quality and Regulatory Affairs: http://www.sidmartinbio.org/quality-assurance-regulatory-affairs/ Local quality-assurance and regulatory-affairs professionals will conduct a four-part series starting Monday, Nov. 5 at the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator in Alachua. Learn about communicating with the FDA, understanding acronyms, using tools for validation, and preparing for FDA inspections. RSVP […]

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. […]