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. […]
Article from the Harvard Business Review: The 5 Biases Pushing Women Out of STEM
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Commencement Speech: Shonda Rhimes’ Real Talk for Dartmouth Grads: Dreams Are for Losers
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Washington Post article: LEGO will make new female characters with science jobs
eWiTS® was featured in the Business Report of North Central Florida. Read the article here.
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 […]
Jane Muir is the recipient for the UF Office of Sustainability’s 2014 Champions for Change awards in the category of Social Equity for her work with the eWiTS program. Click here to read more.
Read this article from Quartz.com: How one college went from 10% female computer-science majors to 40%
Check out this article from Slate.com: Imposteritis:A Lifelong, but Treatable, Condition
UF President Bernie Machen made a speech at the eighth annual startup showcase, A Celebration of Innovation on March 13, 2014. Click below to read what he said about women innovators/entrepreneurs and eWiTS®: Welcoming Women to Our Innovation Community.
Article from CNN.com Opinion: In largely white male tech world, why capitalism needs an upgrade
Read this article about eWiTS® in the Alligator: Science, technology sessions aimed at helping women entrepreneurs
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Check out the Women’s History Month website: http://womenshistorymonth.gov/about.html
Check out this article from the Gainesville Sun: Women hone their investor pitches to razor sharp
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9-week tech program catering to women returns next month
Applications open for UF program empowering women in tech startups
Scaling up female entrepreneurship from the Policy Forum Blog, Entrepreneurship.org.
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 […]
Read this article from CNN.com, Google’s quest to get more women in tech “Google is a company focused on problem solving. It has untold amounts of computing power at its disposal working away to try and solve big problems. But one issue requires a more analog approach: upping the number of female computer engineers.”
Check out this article from CNNMoney.com: Warren Buffett is bullish…on women “In an exclusive essay the Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA, Fortune 500) chairman and CEO explains why women are key to America’s prosperity.”
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Address the challenge of finding start-up CEOs by focusing on women featured in Technology Transfer Tactics: “‘As the CEOs were talking, I looked around the room and realized that I was the only one who could wear a skirt with any integrity,’ says Muir. ‘I made a pact with myself then and there: We were […]
Read the full article from the Harvard Business Review Blog Network here. “Easing into the New Year, one big hope we have for 2013 is that women continue to bridge the gender gap in terms of pay equality and access to leadership positions. So much of the news was good last year: women were better […]
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 […]
Checkout this TEDx Video: “Jennifer Bonnett, founder of the websites eTour and StartupChicks (among others), explores the underrepresentation of women in the entrepreneurial sector and suggests ways for women to be more successful entrepreneurs.”
A Dow Jones study says, “Companies have a greater chance of either going public, operating profitably or being sold for more money than they’ve raised when they have females acting as founders, board members, C-level officers, vice presidents and/or directors.” Download a copy of the study here.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Check out this article from Psychology Today: The Trouble With Bright Girls “For women, ability doesn’t always lead to confidence. Here’s why.”