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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 […]

So About Tech’s Gender Gap

I had the privilege of joining a sharp, talented group of women talking about the gender gap in tech last month at Blurb HQ in San Francisco. The group, a combination of Bay Area women in tech, combined veterens in a wide range of organizations. Tom Foremski wrote about the topics discussed in ZDNet. Thanks to […]

Why I Love Science Fiction

I’ve loved science fiction since before I knew what a genre was. I first saw Star Wars at age four, so that was my intro to the genre. I’m sure I could barely read at the time. I always found all stories about planets, stars, space travel to be fascinating. For books, it was probably A Wrinkle in […]

On Becoming an Author

On the eve of my book’s publication and introduction to the world, I thought I should write down my thoughts about the whole experience of becoming an author so I will remember them, and share them for others who seek to follow a similar path. Like many, I romanticized the idea of becoming an author […]

STEM and Star Wars

Today, I spent a good fifteen minutes waiting for starwars.com to load from my iPhone in a parking lot as I waited to read the big casting announcement for the first in the Disney-Lucasfilm partnership to take over Star Wars: Episode VII. Once the page finally came up on my phone, I realized that this […]

Speaking of Digital

I spoke last fall at the MINK WIC 2013 conference as their closing keynote, and we just recently put together a video from that talk. The audience was young women in technology, and the event was hosted in Kansas City at The Kauffman Foundation HQ. The topic: empowerment in the digital age. I shared 10 […]

Leadership in the Digital Age – Video

I’ve done a lot of thinking, writing and speaking about leadership and empowerment in the digital age. I plan to do more in the future, but you can now click here to view a video from the Cardea Center where I speak to this topic – with women in particular in mind.  

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 […]

Rehashing the same old women in tech conversation

I’m sitting here at the Exceptional Women in Publishing annual Women’s Leadership Conference and the keynote panel this morning was all about “women, technology & the female brain.” While I enjoyed the session, I learned nothing new. I’ve been to so many women’s conferences, worked with so many women’s organizations, written and edited so many […]

Fearlessness

I had the opportunity to see Arianna Huffington give a keynote speech at a great event and wrote it up at The Huffington Post. While there’s some controversy about HuffPost’s use of bloggers, etc., there’s no doubt that Arianna is an inspiring, smart woman. And I happen to like her a lot. Her book, On […]