Women

Who are WASPs & why were they awarded the Congressional Gold Medal?

Late last week, Congress awarded the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest civilian award.  Better late than never.  The latter part of WWII, 1943-44, 1074 women flew non-combat missions in support of the war.  I’m embarrassed to admit that until they were honored, I had not heard of this group Read the full article…


Why aren’t there more women entrepreneurs in SV?

Great question- posed by Claire Cain Miller of the NY Times to start a group interview of  Gina Bianchini (Co-Founder & CEO, Ning), Monica Morse (Board member, Astia), Rashmi Sinha (Co-Founder & CEO, Slideshare), Cindy Padnos (Founder & CEO. Illuminate Ventures and author of the well-researched white paper High Performance Entrepreneurs: Women in High Tech), Read the full article…


Overlooking opportunity that’s very visible

During a 2001 company workshop, Volvo employees heard an expert on marketing to women say that women wanted the same things men wanted in a car- and more.  According to an article in Edmunds, the consultant said “When you meet the expectations of women, you exceed the expectations of men.” The fact that women influenced Read the full article…


The Assessment of a Wo/Man – What a difference gender makes

According to the just released White House Project: Benchmarking Women’s Leadership, despite women’s education qualifications, acceptance of women as leaders by 89% of the population, and plenty of women in the pipeline, they continue to be underrepresented in the top ranks of the 10 industry sectors studied. They also are systematically underpaid. The basic question Read the full article…



Never underestimate the power of women to change the world

This morning I received an email from my friend Almaz Negash, CEO of Entwine Global, announcing that her colleague Dr. Laura Stachel, an obstetrician and founder of the volunteer organization WE CARE Solar, was one of the winners of Nicholas Kristof’s Half the Sky Contest.  WE CARE “promotes safe motherhood and reduces maternal mortality in Read the full article…