Blind Auditions: Can it Change the Ratio of Women in Tech Journalism?

The written word holds the power to change perceptions, reveal biases and bad behavior, drive the conversation and, sometimes, change the future of those who manage to gain the attention and interest of journalists.

Are Women Entrepreneurs Better Off Than A Year Ago?

During yesterday’s second annual NMTC-WIT Luncheon, a reporter in the audience asked the panelists if things were getting any better for women. In an article published this year in Forbes, Geri Stengel predicted that 2014 would be the breakout year for women entrepreneurs. “While the number is still small —  nearly 20% of angels in 2012 invested in women-led businesses —Continue reading “Are Women Entrepreneurs Better Off Than A Year Ago?”

Why Successful Women Should Stop Hiding Their Emotions

Last year, at the National Girlfriends Networking Day main event hosted by New York Times in New York City, WNBA Star, Plus-Size Model and Actress Kym Hampton displayed some very raw emotion as she shared some of the downright cruel and horrifying experiences she faced during the early days of her career, both as aContinue reading “Why Successful Women Should Stop Hiding Their Emotions”

Not Bad For a Girl – Can Bias Give Women the Advantage?

It was Sunday of a recent Startup Weekend event. Presentations had just wrapped up from the teams, and the judges were debating the merits and challenges of each pitch. The audience was drifting out of the auditorium, and I found myself chatting for a few moments with a colleague. I commented on the talents of a womanContinue reading “Not Bad For a Girl – Can Bias Give Women the Advantage?”