Gender In Tech: No Longer A Silent Issue

June 7th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

English: Maps of laws and executive orders ban...

this has been resonating recently, and righteously so. enough with the old boys’ clubs and forever-pubescent mentalities!

English: Maps of laws and executive orders ban...

English: Maps of laws and executive orders banning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gender In Tech: No Longer A Silent Issue

Ellen Pao‘s lawsuit allows our community to discuss these “women in tech” issues as real problems. By Cristina Cordova (Business Development, Pulse) TechCrunch reported that Kleiner Perkins Partner Ellen Pao sued her firm for gender and sexual discrimination.

via: www.women2.com

in a related article, i saw this: “The tech community in general is probably 20 years behind most when it comes to gender issues, and needs every reminder that it’s still got a ways to go.” (gawker)

Facebook Math: $10K Investment = $8M

February 6th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

talk about ROI:

Facebook Math: $10K Investment = $8M

Comments () The world of venture capital is rich with tales of colossal payoffs. The partners at Benchmark Capital invested $6.7 million in eBay in 1997 – and saw their stake mushroom to $400 million when the company went public one year later. Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers invested $12.

via: www.thedailybeast.com

now, while this does make a great media story, it also creates totally false expectations to new entrepreneurs – if you are thinking about being a painter, because once there existed Michelangelo, you’re wrong.

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