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Tag: Women in Tech
Celebrating Women in Tech with Panzura CEO Jill Stelfox
To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we’re featuring posts throughout the month that highlight women in technology who are building and creating. Meet Jill Stelfox. Jill is a serial founder and entrepreneur, holds multiple patents, and is the chief executive officer (CEO) and executive chair of Panzura. Panzura’s award-winning CloudFS global file system gives the ability to access files from anywhere with visibility, security, and control.
Applications Are Now Open for the Impact Accelerator for Women Founders
Female founders receive just a portion of the funding that male founders do. That’s not just bad news for women who want to build a startup—it’s bad news for everybody. Women are the driving force behind a thriving economy. AWS recognizes the immense need for an increase in inclusivity in the startup ecosystem. That’s why we are excited to be launching applications for the second cohort of our Impact Accelerator, exclusively focused on women-led businesses.
In a Male-Dominated VC World, The Vinetta Project’s Upcoming Event Aims To Give Female Founders Funding
This October, more than 200 investors and entrepreneurs will gather in New York City for a pitch and panel event where four seasoned founders, whittled down from a list of 200 contenders, will compete for a $20,000 prize. Just one winner will snag the cash, but no one will walk away empty-handed, since the event is designed to provide female founders with the contacts, funding, networking opportunities, and resources that male founders have already been receiving for decades.
Being Sarah Nahm: A Day in the Life of a Software CEO
Sarah Nahm is the CEO at Lever, a software company in San Francisco that’s building modern talent software to help companies power their next-generation recruiting. For Nahm, a typical day is shaped by a series of highly intentional interactions with her team. Some of these are scheduled, some are serendipitous, all are crafted to prime her employees, and therefore her company, for success.
Tech & Public Policy: A Chat with Harvard Law School’s Susan Crawford
Professor Susan Crawford of Harvard Law School professor sits down with Kristen Titus, former Chief Technology & Innovation Officer of New York, for a wide-ranging conversation on the biggest issues concerning technology’s role in government and public policy.
Solve Education! CEO Janine Teo on Her Company’s Start
Janine Teo, CEO of Solve Education!, talks to us about what inspired her startup, how they use technology, who their customers are, and their roadmap for 2019.
Zoona CMO Lelemba Phiri on the Challenges of Being a Businesswoman in Africa
Lelemba Phiri, the Chief Marketing Officer for mobile payment platform Zoona, says many African businesswomen prefer to simply grow their companies to a “subsistent” level, because if their businesses get too big, they are seen as “not being marriage material.”
Venture Garden Group’s Nichole Yembra on Why Investors Should Bank on Female Founders
Nichole Onome Yembra is the CFO of the Lagos, Nigeria-based Venture Garden Group and the managing partner for Greenhouse Capital, VGG’s investment arm.
What Myths Are Holding Female Founders Back?
Whether its old boys’ clubs, glass ceilings or imposter syndrome, there are many reasons why women are prevented from fulfilling their business ambitions. As countless successful female entrepreneurs have proven over the years, so-called truths about the startup world are easily exploded. Here, some female VCs dispel the various myths that prevent female founders from pursuing their visions.
How Emily Kennedy and Cara Jones, Co-Founders of Marinus Analytics, Are Using AI to Battle Sex Trafficking
The European trip she took at age 16 gave her not only perspective, but purpose. It put her on a career path she likely never would have gone down: combating human trafficking. She does this through her company Marinus Analytics, which provides law enforcement with tools that utilize artificial intelligence to help identify victims and their exploiters.