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NYC Women in Tech Talk About The Work-Life Balance

NYC Women in Tech Talk About The Work-Life Balance

Women in the NYC tech scene weighed in the subject of women in technology during a talk with WNYC. Reporter Anna Sale asked them about Yahoo CEO Marissa Myer and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, two high-powered women in technology. Sandberg is currently trying to encourage more women to lead the [Full Story…]

NY-Based #Fashion Site Halsbrook Dedicated to Women Over 40

NY-Based #Fashion Site Halsbrook Dedicated to Women Over 40

Halsbrook.com is a new NY-based designer fashion site for women over 40. It was started by Harvard Business School grad Halsey Schroder, 28, after she found women of a certain age have to plow though a lot of online offerings that don’t meet their needs. Schroder also hired retail pro Rosemary [Full Story…]

Female-Targeted Financial Sites Compete for Users

Female-Targeted Financial Sites Compete for Users

Daily Worth, an NY based startup, launched in 2009 and is striving to fill a niche that many new websites are exploring, financial advice for women. For example, three years ago Kristin McClement was struggling with student loans and credit card debt, and used DailyWorth.com to keep track of her [Full Story…]

NYTM and Change the Ratio Host Women’s Demo Night

NYTM and Change the Ratio Host Women's Demo Night

Recently, the New York Tech Meetup (NYTM) and Change the Ratio hosted a Women's Demo night at Facebook's Midtown offices. Jessica Lawrence, managing director for NYTM, told BetaBeat that she has had a difficult time getting female-founded companies to apply to demo. The end goal of these Women's [Full Story…]

NY’s “Girls Who Code” Initiative Attracts Support from Major Tech Companies

NY's "Girls Who Code" Initiative Attracts Support from Major Tech Companies

Recently Twitter, General Electric, Google and eBay announced that they were joining an initiative started in NY called “Girls Who Code.” The program was founded by Reshma Saujani, the former NY deputy public advocate, who plans to begin the coding program in the city this summer and plans to [Full Story…]

Steinberg Notes Venture-Capital Startup Gender Gap

Steinberg Notes Venture-Capital Startup Gender Gap

Amanda Steinberg, CEO of NY-based Daily Worth, which gives financial advice online to women, is one of the few female entrepreneurs receiving venture-capital funding for her business. According to Crains New York Business, women own about 1/3 of all US small businesses and start companies twice the [Full Story…]

NYTM Women’s Night: This Is What I Do #xxtech

NYTM Women’s Night: This Is What I Do #xxtech

by Lauren Keyson The New York Tech Meetup held a women-only demo night at Microsoft's NY office in Midtown Thursday evening, where several hand-picked entrepreneurs discussed how they came up with their ideas and how they managed to stay positive and compete in a male-dominated technology [Full Story…]

#BlogWorld – Women and the Fear of Social Media

#BlogWorld - Women and the Fear of Social Media

By Lauren Keyson Yesterday’s Blog World event entitled World’s Stage: Women Using Social Media was really about women’s fears of it.  Lynette Young, founder of Women of  Google+ told her mostly all-female audience that they are staying away from social media because they feel their content is [Full Story…]

NYTECH: Women Leaders in Tech – Blocking and Tackling #NYTC

NYTECH: Women Leaders in Tech – Blocking and Tackling  #NYTC

By Lauren Keyson The four panelists at NYTECH’s event earlier this week at Citrin Cooperman in Midtown talked about what it’s like to be a successful woman technology entrepreneur in NY.  They recognized that it had long been a boy’s club, but according to new studies, NY has attracted more women [Full Story…]

NY Looks to Encourage Young Women for a Future in Tech

NY Looks to Encourage Young Women for a Future in Tech

Despite the fact that women hold over half of all professional occupations in the United States, they comprise only 25% of the all tech and computing jobs; and the male-dominated stereotype of the industry may lead the public to estimate an even lower percentage, according to the "Sit With Me" [Full Story…]

NY Supports App to Combat Catcalling

NY Supports App to Combat Catcalling

Hollaback!, an NY-based nonprofit, has received $20,000 in funding from the city government to support their app which allows women to upload photos and stories about unwanted catcalling and advances.  The goal, according to NY Daily News, is to let city know where the hotspots are for the [Full Story…]

Protesters in NY Come Out Against Facebook’s All-Male Board

Protesters in NY Come Out Against Facebook's All-Male Board

Protesters, organized by women's advocacy group Ultraviolet,  lined up outside Facebook's Madison Avenue offices on Wednesday, petition in hand, to voice their disapproval with the lack of women represented on the company's board, according to The Huffington Post. The two dozen men and women [Full Story…]

Founder Fridays Helps NY Entrepreneurs to Network

Founder Fridays Helps NY Entrepreneurs to Network

Upon moving to NY after successfully starting two venture-backed tech companies in Silicon Valley, Margaret Wallace, founder of Playmatics,  was surprised at how difficult it was to connect with investors when she tried to start a third called Rebel Monkey. This sentiment is shared among many [Full Story…]

NY Ranks High in ‘Startup Genome’ Study

NY Ranks High in 'Startup Genome' Study

Last year a  R&D project called Startup Genome was created by three young entrepreneurs, Bjoern Herrmann, Max Marmer, and Ertan Dogrultan.  According to TechCrunch,  the goal of this ongoing project was/is to "take a comprehensive, data-driven dive into what makes tech startups successful — and [Full Story…]

Etsy VP Wants More Female Engineers, Offers Financial Support

Etsy VP Wants More Female Engineers, Offers Financial Support

Brooklyn-based Etsy, an e-commerce website catering to those interested in vintage or handmade items and craft supplies, is offering $50,000, or $5,000 per female, in financial support to attend Hacker School in NY. The three-month program strives to teach students to become better programmers, [Full Story…]