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TechWomen, Technovation & Global Women in STEM

A few years ago I started participating more in events that help educate, inspire and empower women and girls in tech not just in the US but globally. I had such an amazing experience meeting and talking with women tech entrepreneurs in Moscow for the first ever Startup Women Forum, I was hooked. So from […]

Russia’s New Generation of Businesswomen as Viewed through an American Lens

The following is the English version (what I wrote) of my article published at Forbes Russia today. (The other option for reading it in English, not in my words, but translated back: go to Google Translate and paste in this link: http://bit.ly/g900OL but please at least click on the article link at Forbes.ru so they know […]

New Bi-Partisan Commission on U.S. Policy Toward Russia

I’m happy to learn that Senator Hart will be co-chairing a new commission, announced this week, on U.S. policy toward Russia, along with Senator Hagel. The commission will produce a report for the next U.S. presidential administration. I look forward to reading it. —- http://www.sairy.com/ ….. by Sarah Granger

Security Hole Left Critical Infrastructure Vulnerable for Months

THIS is the kind of thing that keeps me awake at night… That, and of course the general ineptitude of our government in terms of adequately dealing with the environmental crisis. Sigh. —- http://www.sairy.com/ ….. by Sarah Granger

The Internet is Helping Us in Natural Disasters, But Not Enough

I just published a new post on the Silicon Valley Moms Blog about what’s now being called the “Summit Fire” in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Watsonville. As a kid who grew-up in tornado country, I was completely clueless about wildfires until yesterday. Now I’ve been studying everything available online to track the blaze because […]

Joi Full ICANN

Joi Ito has written an interesting post about his time on the ICANN board and his views on the process. “With all of it’s tumultuous history and bumps and warts, ICANN, in my opinion, is the best way that we can manage names and numbers on the Internet and any new thing to try to […]

Hillary Hopes to Breathe Life Back into Work-Life Balance

I used to think creating work-life balance was a matter of just taking control over your own life. And to a certain extent, it is. But there are factors in our society as Americans that have really gotten out-of-control. In other countries, new mothers have an opportunity to take real time off to spend with […]

Connecting With Elizabeth Edwards

The Silicon Valley Moms Blog and sister sites (via conference call) Chicago Moms Blog and DC Metro Moms Blog had a unique opportunity to meet with Elizabeth Edwards in San Jose yesterday. As I’ve been contributing to the blog now for over a year, this was my second chance to meet with this remarkable woman, […]

Bloggers First Today at UN for Leadership Meeting on Climate Change

The U.N. Foundation and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are now allowing “leading bloggers” into U.N. proceedings. Eleven bloggers were to be live blogging “The Future In Our Hands: Addressing the Leadership Challenge of Climate Change” today in NYC. The event included major figures Al Gore and Arnold Schwarzenegger. According to the […]

Wiretapping Insecurity – New Law’s Loopholes

I don’t understand it – one would really like to think our lawmakers would have security in mind, on all levels and from all angles, when devising new policies about security. One would (ok at least I would) especially like to think that recommendations for policies provided by the NSA would be even more concerned […]