Women in Tech

Women Who Work Together, Stay in the WorkForce Together: How to Create More Confident Women through Acceptance.

Women Who Work Together, Stay in the WorkForce Together: How to Create More Confident Women through Acceptance.

I read articles about women in business and women in tech all the time. Over time I have grown to have my own opinions on the matter.  I have read online about how we as a country need to work on keeping women staying in the workforce. The answer to staying in the workforce as well as getting more women ...

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Women in Tech: You Can Start Speaking Up and Say What You Want to Say, Be Brave.

Women in Tech: You Can Start Speaking Up and Say What You Want to Say, Be Brave.

You can be amazing.  You are a pretty cool person. Talk about what you are doing in your job so other women and people can learn about it. Lots of people out there don’t know that certain types of jobs exist and they don’t know what you really do. Some women and girls are scared of the word “tech” because ...

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Women in Tech Get Ready to Get Paid by Google to Learn to Code

Women in Tech Get Ready to Get Paid by Google to Learn to Code

Google announced the other day that they are going to put their money where their mouth is by paying for women to learn to code. HOORAY! Instead of a company just talking about getting more women involved in tech they are actually going to help make this a reality. Now is our time as women entrepreneurs and women in tech ...

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The Top 4 Effects that Your Work Friends Have on Your Happiness Levels at Work

I haven’t taken this well. I did a bad job at acknowledging that my colleagues and more importantly, my friends would one day leave the company that I work at. People leave their companies that they work at all the time. I guess I just never thought about what it would be like once my close friends at work left ...

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What I Learned from a Woman Board Member: Lessons learned from a women board member over her career -What she wish she knew then

We recently welcomed a new board member to HubSpot. The best part about this is that this board member is a woman. She came to our office the other day and gave a “HubTalk” which is essentially a way for outside people to come to our company and give talks at lunch time that the whole company can come to ...

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A Call for Women in Tech to Help Change the Stigma of What it is like to work as women in tech- From the Inside of our Companies Out.

Women hold only one quarter of all IT jobs. I read this yesterday in a post about the importance of getting more women in tech. This article was posted in the NY Times and was titled “Technology’s Man Problem.” The title sparked my interest right away. Then when I checked out the other people on Twitter posting about it, I figured ...

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Remember not Every Woman at Your Company Wants More so Make it Obvious that You do

I read a post this morning from Sue Gardner in the LA Times on why women are leaving the tech space. One piece of the article really hit me and I wanted to explore why women might be leaving the tech space in general. Women make up a tiny fraction, roughly 15%, of people working in technical roles in the tech industry. ...

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Learn how to Get Your Employees on board with an Inbound Lead Gen Program

Inbound lead generation is something that can only be accomplished if you have a consistent content strategy. You cannot have a successful inbound lead gen program without a content engine. Everything always comes back to content. You cannot get inbound leads without the creation of content. You cannot have a good marketing automation system setup without content. Whatever way you ...

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So, You Say You Want to Automate Your Marketing Efforts?

A marketer’s day is filled with tasks and steps to complete. Your goals for all of these things you are doing is to help your company: Expand your brand Expand your reach Get people to know about you When I ask marketers what the goals of all of the things they are doing are,  they usually give me answers like ...

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Why Helping Men to Understand the Benefits of a Diverse Board of Directors will Help to Get More Women into Board Seats

At our annual marketing conference (Inbound) we had a panel about what it is like to be on a board of directors. In this talk there was a discussion about how to get more women on boards and what it is like to be a woman on a board.  Who was on the panel? Stacey Bishop of Scale Venture Partners Lorrie Norrington ...

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Hey Journalists: Start Writing More Articles about the Women Working in Tech Not at the C or VP Level if You Want to Get More Women in Tech

There are so many blog posts and articles that I see daily on how to get more women working in tech. They are all over. Every major publication, news site, or tech blog now has a section about women. That is great. I think we should keep doing that. But, if we want to expose more women to what it ...

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Inc Magazine 30 Under 30: Windsor Hanger of Her Campus and Morgan First of The Second Glass- 5 HOT Tips for your Venture!

Last week Inc. Magazine released their coveted 30 Under 30 List of America’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs. The list is chock full of some of our favorites, including three of the hottest companies in Boston. As Inc Magazine puts it, these companies are ones that are bringing innovation to market, building unique brands, nurturing trends, giving back, and making money along the way. ...

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Everyone says “We need more women in tech”… I say We need more women to know that they want to be in tech

When I first graduated college I spent the summer in Nantucket working as a nanny and selling belts to people on vacation. I graduated from a small, private liberal arts school in Florida. I have a degree in International Business from Rollins College. There are all kinds of women. These women as we know them, started out as young girls. ...

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Lessons Learned about Women in Computer Science from the SHE ++ Documentary: Why We as a World Need More Women in Tech and How to Solve this Problem.

While looking through my stream of “women in tech” keyword sets on Twitter I came across this great video about how and why we need more women in tech. They take a stance that I never really have heard. It is more about why we need more women in tech because we have jobs that they could and should have. ...

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To get #morewomenintech we need to talk about women currently working in roles in tech.

Fill out the short questionnaire below so I can spotlight you as a woman working in tech! First name * Last name * Email address * Role * Company Name * What do you think women should know about your role? For example if they have never heard of your job what would you want them to know about your job? Why do you think ...

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Who Cares Who is Not There? You are There. 3 Abilities to Master as a Woman at a Tech Company.

I have had women come up to me at tech events and ask me why are we still talking about this? We were talking about women in tech when I was your age… Well, the conversation about women in tech is something that is ever evolving and changing. I personally don’t see it going anywhere. But, instead of talking about ...

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What is Your Mission Statement? Think Golden Gate Bridge of Goals.

The week before the new year brings a lot of feelings, emotions and ideas. What lies ahead this year? What did I do this year that was stupid? What did I do this year that was great? You look back and think about your accomplishments and your downfalls. What have you learned? What can you do better this upcoming year? ...

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Startup Bootcamp Take Aways

David Cancel of Performable  Creating a data driven startup. Timing is everything. Marketing, big data, analytics. “98 percent of the people that come to your website leave and they never come back.” 3 lessons learned the hard way:  1. The middle sucks. Don’t be in the middle. That is the valley of death. 2. Your “demo” is useless. No one cares about ...

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The Boston WomenPreneurs to Watch of MassChallenge

MassChallenge is the world’s largest global startup competition and accelerator program taking place right here in the Innovation District of Boston. The competition started just as any other startup does. With an initial idea to help entrepreneurs create viable companies MassChallenge has ignited a global renaissance. The companies chosen to move forward in MassChallenge are accelerating the development of high growth, high impact ...

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So, What is Boston WomenPreneurs?

Empowering women entrepreneurs in Boston/Cambridge through events & opportunities to bring ideas to company formation & execution. This blog spotlights a community of women entrepreneurs- both up and coming WomenPreneurs as well as established women CEO’s.  Boston WomenPreneurs will also have events where women can come together to learn about the work of fellow entrepreneurs through advice, interviews and experiences ...

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Let’s Put an End to “30 Under 30 Lists” and Recognize what is to come in your 30s as a Woman in Tech

I read an article today about how the lists that the tech world put out like “30 under 30”, top bla bla bla under bla, etc. are really really wrong. We should stop doing them. The author of that post from Huffington Post, Carolyn Gregoire writes about some things that I want to think more about and talk about here. All these lists focus ...

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