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30 Women in London's Tech Scene to Follow on LinkedIn

April 26, 2017

Folks, the Women Startup Challenge Europe is next week in London on May 3rd at City Hall. Leading up to that, my team and I are showcasing women in tech around London in a series. This is Part II of that series. If you missed the first installation, you can check out 25 London Tech… Read more »

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25 London Tech Women to Follow on Twitter

April 14, 2017

Hey, there's a problem with gender equity in tech, and unless we're actively doing something about it, it won't get fixed. Not everyone has the money or expertise to become investors and fund women-led startups, but sometimes it's the little things. You can do something as simple as talk about the gender gap to create… Read more »

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How Tech Giants Are Banding Together to Fight Fake News

April 3, 2017

In high school US history, I learned that a trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy. As a news consumer, like most folks, I want news we can trust. That means standing up for trustworthy news media and learning how to spot clickbait and deceptive news. A group of tech industry leaders, academic institutions,… Read more »

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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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