Author Archives: Kristin Johnson

7 Female Tech Industry Trailblazers Who Inspire Us

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7 Female Tech Industry Trailblazers Who Inspire Us

7 Female Tech Industry Trailblazers Who Inspire Us

It’s no secret that in the tech industry, women are a minority. That’s what makes the accomplishments of the women on this list particularly inspiring. They didn’t ask for companies to award them the leadership positions they deserved. Instead, they used their entrepreneurial talents to launch their own enterprises. Their groundbreaking companies are blazing new trails in tech. Even more importantly, though, they’re impacting in the lives of future generations of women in seriously powerful ways. Read More >

5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read This Summer

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a well-established entrepreneur or just starting out, being a leader requires a relentless commitment to bettering yourself. One of the best ways to achieve growth is by keeping yourself well informed. If you really think about it, books are a cheap investment with an unlimited return. They prepare you for when opportunity knocks, and they expose you to groundbreaking ideas that could just change the way your business works for the better. Read More >

Give Your Girl Grit: Advice from Experts for Raising a Strong, Entrepreneurial Woman

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Today’s girls are tomorrow’s female leaders and entrepreneurs. In order for society to achieve more equality and fairness, more than ever we want our girls to grow up possessing the skills to take on the world and succeed in our increasingly competitive market.

But how can parents, family members, and teachers support girls’ growth so that they believe in their ability to achieve their full potential? It’s all about helping them develop into strong and confident young women. And that means ensuring they gain the fortitude and tenacity to never shy away from challenges.

Fortunately today we no longer need to guess about how that’s done. Experts and researchers have been studying girl power for years. Let’s take a looks at some of their best suggestions for helping girls develop into tomorrow’s empowered women.

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Why the Tech Industry Needs More Women and What to Do About It

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women-in-tech-fbGender bias in computer science and technology seems like a way of life. However, back in 1985 upwards of 37 percent of computer science degrees were completed by women. Compare that to the paltry 18 percent in 2012. It’s no wonder that the gender gap in computing is garnering so much attention lately. Without proactive efforts to change the status quo, what’s to stop the gap from widening further?

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