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Why Putting An End To Fake News Is Good for Democracy

March 1, 2017

A trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy – something I've been saying for years. As citizens we can only make informed decisions when we have news we can trust. Independent investigative reporting is essential to shooting down false claims and exposing bad actors. ProPublica is a leader in that kind of journalism, and… Read more »

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Half a Life in Customer Service

February 23, 2017

I recently turned sixty four, well into my Sunset Years. At IBM I spent eleven years in customer service as a Systems Engineer, ten years of that helping General Motors. As of this writing, at craigslist, I've done twenty-one years of customer service, though these days, I do just enough to stay in touch with… Read more »

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Big News: Women Startup Challenge Launches European Pitch Competition

February 9, 2017

Did you know that funding disparities for women-led tech startups is a global issue? Only 10% of all global investor money goes to women-led startups, yet women-led companies yield a 35% higher return than those led by men. We’ve gotta do better, and that's what we're aiming to do in the Women Startup Challenge Europe. Allyson… Read more »

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Holiday Charity Challenge Raises $5,611,626

January 19, 2017

Folks, the CrowdRise Holiday Charity Challenge recently ended. The Challenge is an annual crowdfunding competition that runs from November 22nd through January 5th, and raises millions of dollars for charities doing great work.The folks at CrowdRise worked with the nonprofits and, with your help, raised tons of money for lots of nonprofits. In total, $5,611,626… Read more »

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10 VR and AI Startups to Pitch at Google at Women Startup Challenge

January 9, 2017

Folks, I’ve been a partner in Women Who Tech’s Women Startup Challenge since they first launched this great initiative 18+ months ago. They've been really serious and effective, helping to showcase and fund the best early stage women-led startups. This time around, I’m co-sponsoring with investors Fred and Joanne Wilson to award $50K as a cash grant to… Read more »

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7 Women-Led Startups in Robotics to Watch

January 3, 2017

I’m really looking forward to attending the Women Startup Challenge at Google in NYC on February 15, 2017 (stay tuned to get tickets!). I’m one of the sponsors for the challenge because, folks, this is an important issue to me. I’m a big supporter of women in tech and I’m excited to hear from the… Read more »

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