Posts Tagged ‘women in technology’

When The Universe Speaks Through Joss Whedon Encounters

My life as a pre-teen was influenced by the prevailing message of the media at the time: stay within the acceptable girl parameters. The “be a good girl” stereotype was undermining my confidence and natural curiosities about what girls could and couldn’t do. Play with dolls, but not computers. Go outside but don’t get dirty.…

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The Firestarter Sessions and Danielle LaPorte

I’ve read a lot of self-help books. I remember reading that “you earn money in proportion to how much value you bring to the world” and I nodded, and figured that I understood the concept. But if there’s one person who really gets this concept, and who has brought a lot of amazing shifts to…

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When Girls Learn How to Fight With The Boys

“No problem,” the championship organizers said, “we’ll just put you in with the boys.” I remember the first Taekwondo competition I attended where there weren’t any contenders in my weight and age category. I was 13 years old, and I had a yellow belt. That was the first time I fought against a boy in…

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10 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Conferences, Even If You’re Shy

It’s that time of the year again… the one where we get all dressed up, hop on a plane, and attend live events and conferences! I’m attending Marie Forleo’s sold out Rich, Happy, and Hot Live event in New York City… closely followed by BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas, where I’ll be speaking about getting…

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Education and Entrepreneurship for Girls Around The World

I’m proud to be participating in The Girl Effect Blogging Campaign. Why Educate Girls? “When a girl in the developing world receives seven or more years of education, she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children.” When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90 percent of it into their families, as compared…

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BlogWorld Expo LA Coming Up – Hear Me Speak

Did you know that there are over 2 blogs created every second of every day? That’s a lot of new blogs coming into the blogosphere every single day. So what can you do to make your blog stand out from the rest? That’s exactly what I am going to cover in my talk at BlogWorld…

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Women in technology & why I do what I do

Photo credit There is a lot of hoopla and energy around the conversation of “women in technology” and even “women in business”. Most of it is negative, or tries to paint a doom and gloom picture. Women in technology The most common points that come up are that there aren’t enough young girls interested in…

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