Some stuff I'm reading this week...
We asked Alex Hillman, a real coworking leader, co-founder of IndyHall in Philadelphia, and web developer/strategist/co-founder of Round3Media to tell us about his perspective on the scene
One obstacle that women create for themselves in Corporate America is not asking for what they need. At a conference I attended, a female CEO told the story of how when she became CEO, the men lined up outside her office to ask her to be their mentor. She said not one woman did; she had to go out and initiate the mentoring relationships with women (which most CEOs will not take the time to do!)
Women Who Tech: A TeleSummit for Women in Technology in the non-profit and political world will bring together the most talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology on March 31, 2008. The TeleSummit aims to create a supportive network for the vibrant and thriving community of women in technology professions by giving them an open platform to share their talents, experiences and insights via virtual workshops and panel discussions. Interested in participating?
DON’T get angry. But do take charge. Be nice. But not too nice. Speak up. But don’t seem like you talk too much. Never, ever dress sexy. Make sure to inspire your colleagues — unless you work in Norway, in which case, focus on delegating instead.
I heart this chair very much. I'll probably buy it in June.
Pretty awesome...put your own twittername in to see where the conversation goes!
Every few months the blogosphere revisits the topic of gender differences at conferences. Jeremiah Owyang recently asked the recurring question: where are the women speakers in social media, picking up on a post by Lena West, X Chromosome Web 2.0 Rock Stars. Where the discussion really gets going is deep into the comments, with people cross-posting on both blogs.
The Hive is an example of a trend among startup IT businesses called "co-working" - an office space where independent businesspeople work alongside each other while pursing their separate endeavors.
The day I participated in at Microsoft: Digigirlz. It was aimed at encouraging young women to get into technology.
Awesome advice from Erica Douglas:
Don't make the mistake I did of assuming you must be Superwoman and do it all. Find your genius and hire out the rest. Have confidence that others will be able to do things as well or better as you, and take time to find, hire, and train the right people instead of killing yourself by doing everything on your own.
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