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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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]