Category Archives: Women in Tech

.CO’s Icons and Innovators: Jennifer Yang

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Who is Jennifer Yang?

My name is Jennifer Yang, and I am a serial entrepreneur. I am the founder of Co.media and Grit Founder. Co.media serves Chinese companies seeking to enter the overseas market and American companies trying to reach the Chinese market by providing a one-stop service including marketing research, brand localization, media exposure, promotion channel establishment and sales channels establishment. Grit Founder is a platform bringing together cross-border entrepreneurs in China and the United States through online and offline events. Before starting my own businesses, I had been working in cross-border marketing for six years. I once developed and executed the marketing plans targeting China market for iRobot, Rethink Robotics and many other high-tech companies. We have team members from both China and the United States, who have worked for 4A advertising companies, Big Four consulting firms, Fortune 500 companies and domestic listed international brands. Read More >

7 Organizations Working on Closing the Tech Gender Gap

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7 Organizations Working on Closing the Tech Gender Gap

Being a woman in technology has its challenges. While progress has been made, the statistics are stacked against you. Women hold 59 percent of the professional jobs in the U.S., but they comprise only 18 percent of technical jobs at Google and 16 percent at Facebook. Industry-wide, women hold only 25 percent of tech jobs. Recent research commissioned from Accenture by Girls Who Code estimates that if current trends continue, the total number of women in computing will fall to 22 percent by 2025.

With the tech gender gap garnering so much attention lately, it’s nice to know that there are organizations dedicated to helping provide educational opportunities for beginners, professional development for women in tech, and information and strategies for organizations looking to improve their gender diversity. These seven organizations are helping to solve the gender gap in computing and STEM by providing women with the opportunities they need to succeed. Read More >

8 Tech and Science Innovations You Didn’t Know Were Dreamed Up By Women

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8 Tech and Science Innovations You Didn't Know Were Dreamed Up By Women

If you’re asked to name inventors who’ve fundamentally impacted the world, men like Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, and Alexander Graham Bell are likely to spring to mind. And while we’re all familiar with Marie Curie, the famous pioneer of radioactive metals, what about all the other famous women who have changed our lives with groundbreaking technological inventions that made the world safer and better?

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Be .COurageous with Heymama’s Katya Libin

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While becoming a mother is a role many women relish, figuring out how to handle being a mom along with other pursuits can be really challenging. Heymama was born out of the idea that while the juggle to balance motherhood and a career is real, it doesn’t need to be navigated alone. The website is aimed at the modern mama who wants content geared towards her lifestyle.

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Be .COurageous with Springboard’s Amy Millman

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Springboard’s Amy Millman

Leveling the playing field for women, by women 

One of the biggest obstacles for women entrepreneurs is securing funding, as women-founded businesses tend to start with less capital and receive less funding. But Springboard Enterprises is changing that. Conceived in 1999 and launched in 2000, Springboard is dedicated to levelling the playing field and advancing women entrepreneurs’ access to capital.

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