It’s Only Natural to Get Nervous

By Poornima Vijayashanker Last week was a pretty big week for me. My alma mater, Duke, won its 5th NCAA championships, whoohoo!! (Yeah, I’m currently wearing my hoodie…) And out of the blue, I was invited to sit in on an internal keynote a Fortune 500 CPO delivered to his staff. The purpose of the keynote was to encourage people to start speaking in public. So I was really surprised when the first words out of the CPO’s mouth were that he gets ... Read more

Organizations Supporting Women in Tech

If you’re a woman in tech there are a number of organizations with chapters around the world that have made it their mission to support you and your career! Here’s a list of the most active organizations we’ve come across in 2013 that specialize in supporting tech professionals. Of course there maybe many more we’ve missed, and if yours is one of them, then please tweet at us, and we’ll be happy to add yours to this list! (Please only submit organizations that ... Read more

Summer Roundup: Curated Tech Talks on Front-end Development, UX, and Startups

by Frances Advincula   I attended SenchaCon, my first tech conference, a couple of weeks ago. I thoroughly enjoyed, and I learned so much that I was inspired to compile this list of really great tech talks with a focus on front-end development and user experience. With summer almost over, here's your excuse to productively lounge by the pool or at the beach, with your iPad of course. Pixeltalks is a great blog that curates videos from presentations across the world in topics such as ... Read more

How to Start Getting Speaking Engagements

I know many people are afraid of public speaking, I was too!  It just so happened that I managed to get rid of it once and for all after doing it for 18 years :)  (I started doing oratory and debate when I was 12.) If you've looked at my speaker page it's clear that I speak a lot!  So it's natural that I get asked the question, "How did you get started getting speaking engagements?"  I'm assuming that if you're asking ... Read more

Femgineer Heading to SxSWi

I'll be taking the annual expedition to SXSW.  While it's a veritable spring break for startup fiends and tech geeks I like to set some goals for what I'm going to accomplish.  This years goals are actually quite simple and focused: Spread the word about Femgineer.  I'm sure many of you have noticed that for the past 6 months I've been heavily focused on teaching, blogging, and basically transforming Femgineer into a educational startup focused on helping highly skilled professionals level up ... Read more

Show Your Support with a Sponsorship

Two things happen to me nearly everyday, and if not daily then at least 2 times a week. I get messages from recruiters,  hiring managers, and startup founders looking to hire technical talent   I get messages from engineers, designers, and product managers looking for a new position.   The mission of Femgineer is encourage, educate, and empower women in STEM careers.  I want to work with companies and individuals to foster connections, but I also need to know that there is a good fit, and ... Read more

The Tortoise & The Hare: Success Stories In Bootstrapping Women-Led Companies

By Angie Chang   It’s rare to hear the stories of slow-and-steady grown, bootstrapped businesses. Fortunately, the tide is turning - with talk of a Series A Crunch, the media spotlight turns to home-grown revenue-positive businesses. It’s enough to make us wonder if we’re starting to root for the steadfast tortoises of startup success stories instead of venture capital-hungry hares. Few startups today have bootstrapped their way to viable businesses success the way that Femgineer did. Today, Femgineer offers an 8-week long Lean Product ... Read more

She++ Conference

Excited to be heading off to She++ at Stanford today!  The conference is hosted by an amazing group of young femgineers.  These young ladies have already recognized a dearth of femgineers in the Silicon Valley, and are taking steps towards inspiring their generation of women to get interested in engineering and the tech industry.  Their approach, pretty simple and courageous: Find women leader in the tech industry and showcase them as role models Luncheon to given the speakers and the young ladies a ... Read more

People I Wanna Meet at SXSW 2012

Every year since 2010 I've met some pretty awesome people at SXSW from all over the world.  While everyone moans and groans about how big the conference gets, and how its spring break for tech geeks, I've found its the one conference I go to every year and meet the most interesting people. The reason I find these people fascinating is that they aren't just into the tech scene, rather they bring another discipline into it such as design, entrepreneurship, writing, food ... Read more

SXSW Panel: “That’s Not My Job: Being A Career Generalist”

I will be speaking on a panel Saturday March 12th at 5pm.  Click here for additional details: "That's Not My Job: Being A Career Generalist" Read more
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