Women in Tech

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How to succeed as a woman entrepreneur: Advice from Boston's women leaders
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There’s no doubt about it: The tech startup community can be hostile to women. In next week's Women & Power issue of The Boston Globe Magazine, women leaders explain that Boston's tech community has the chance to create a more hospitable culture than Silicon Valley, one that is supportive of women, diversity, and work-life balance. We asked women and leaders in the Boston tech community one question: What would you say to a young female entrepreneur looking to succeed in Boston? Here's the advice they shared.  Read More
The New Normal?
Threatened by GamerGate, Brianna Wu says she fears for her life but won't back down
Brianna Wu is a developer at Giant Spacekat. (Image via Giant Spacekat)
Brianna Wu, head of development at gaming company Giant Spacekat, became ensnared in the evolving drama that is GamerGate. This month, Wu and her family received death threats on Twitter and were forced to flee her house in Arlington. Wu spoke with BetaBoston about the issue, and said she still fears for her life, but she refuses to back down. Read More
Strong STEM Roots
STEM Slam to motivate next generation of female developers/engineers
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On October 27, a stellar ensemble of local STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math) stars will take the stage at Microsoft NERD to tell stories about their journey from girl geek to successful members of Boston's tech and innovation ecosystem. Basically, getting the word out about how women in tech rock this town. Read More
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Three tech things: Egg-freezing at Apple and Facebook, password-killing wristbands, the smart lock that's disrupting keys
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Everyone is talking about August's new "Smart Lock" device that lets you enter your house with your smartphone, and the reception is mixed. The good: It’s simple to install, you get notifications about who goes in and out. A bonus: The Smart Lock knows when you are close—geofencing!—and unlocks when you walk up to it. The bad: It doesn't always work. Read More
'The tide has turned'
Vivek Wadhwa still fearless on the issue of women in tech
Vivek Wadhwa (photo by Halley Suitt Tucker)
Something very big is happening in tech on Sept. 9, and I’m not talking about the Apple announcement. On Tuesday, a new book from Vivek Wadhwa and Farai Chideya, Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology, is coming out. I caught up with him in Silicon Valley this week to talk about diversity in technology and hear more about the book. Read More
Women in Tech
How women interns are making a major impact on Boston’s tech scene this summer
Laura Parrish, an intern at Refresh based out of Greentown Labs, is one of a growing number of women at local tech startups.
Tech startups are often associated with Silicon Valley and men. To contrast that perception, we went on a quest to find some of the women interning at Boston startups this summer; to talk to some of the people hiring them; and explore how these companies are creating a positive environment for women interested in tech. Read More