While sending some of the posts that would have been published through the approval process, I thought it would be fun and helpful to do a quick round-up of some resources I’ve seen around the web written by or of interest to women in business. Once we’re back on a regular publication schedule, this will be a re-occuring feature.
The Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology recently released a report advising companies how to close the hiring gap between men and women in science and technology fields. This article is a collection of thoughts from the women of Tech Ladymafia community about how they see the prroblems being solved.
#2 – Thomas Reuter’s Women in the Workplace Study on Gender Equality
In the form of online ebook, this study gives an update on the progress made in gender equality, including the observation that companies seem to be more willing to disclose these details. Also of interest is chapter four, which discusses what the potential payoff of gender equality is from the perspective of a hiring company.
#3 – Women In Technology International
Upon observing that community member Pemo Theodore is speaking at one of their San Diego conferences on April 19th in San Diego, I realized this site has much to offer women in technology. I’d been following their Twitter account for some time but hadn’t taken the time to really explore their site.
Even if you’re not a member, you can:
Should you become a member, you can expect discounts on eclasses, teleclasses and events, as well as access to members-only section of the site.
#4 – Kathy Korman Frey writes about Repressed STEM Lady Syndrome
I don’t want to spoil the surprise – but if you or a woman you know has ever shied away from being involved in the world of technology or science due to a fear of math or other insecurities, you want to read this article.
#5 – Women in Wireless
This relatively new field has a support network that converges on this site, as well as their social media accounts. They have quite a notable Job Board as well.
#6 – The Rockville Women’s Business Center‘s StartRight Business Plan Competition
First shocker for me was that Rockville, MD has a Women’s Business Center. That’s relatively local for me – I feel like I’ve been missing connections to people in that area. Next was this interesting event they’re having – the Rockville Women’s Business Center is holding the StartRight! Business Plan Competition for Women Entrepreneurs. They have a workshop you can take to prepare yourself – the first deadline isn’t until June 6th, so there’s still time to enter.
Giving away $20,000 in cash and prizes seems like such a great idea to raise awareness and spread education about why creating a business plan is necessary. (More details in this pdf file. Rockville’s Women Business Center is a part of the non-profit Rockville Economic Development, Inc.
#7 – Women in Leadership BusinessWise conference
The sound you hear is me kicking myself. Month ago some friends and I planned a getaway for my birthday in New England. The same weekend, there’ sa Women in Leadership conference, very close to where we all live.
We may be missing out but you don’t have to – the Women in Leadership BusinessWise conference will feature many dynamic women, including Essence magazine editor in chief Mikki Taylor, Washington DC Chief of Police Cathy Lanier, and is keynoted by…. wait for it….
Even if you’re not into the items she sells, how often do you get a chance to learn from a female billionaire?
Dozens of other notable names will be guest speaking too. The conference is being held at a resort called The Greenbrier in West Virginia. If you go, I’d love to hear all about it.
Those are all our resources for today, but this is going to become a weekly feature, so feel free to respond to this post with your suggestions for next week. In the meantime, we have three great places to look for more related news on Twitter, our Women in Business Watch list, our Women Grow Business Contributors list, and the #wgbiz hashtag, which you’re welcome to contribute your submissions to each week.
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