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Why It’s Important to Register to Vote this Upcoming Election

July 9, 2016

Folks, this is a big election year, and it’s important that everyone is voting. Last year, 24% of eligible Americans weren’t registered to vote. That’s a problem. While an Automatic Voter Registration bill, which would automatically register anyone with a driver’s license, is gaining momentum, only 28 states plus the District of Columbia have considered… Read more »

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6 Women Using Tech to Change the World

August 25, 2015

7 seems to be the unlucky number. Only 7% of all investor money goes to women-led startups, and women only accounted for 7% of the 100 richest tech billionaires. But regardless of whose getting money or who already has it, when someone's really accomplished something good, they deserve the recognition. The following 6 women are… Read more »

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5 Women in Management Who Are Real Role Models

June 4, 2015

Last week, during the Women Startup Challenge, Women Who Tech raised over $365K, including the donation I made alongside Joanne and Fred Wilson, for women-led startups. This is the real deal. The crowdfunding was just the first round of the Challenge, and 30 startups have moved to the semifinals and are currently being judged by… Read more »

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How Star Trek Deepened My Support for Women in Tech

January 15, 2015

I started as a hardcore nerd whose wish for fairness and equality was deepened by watching Star Trek. I started Sunday school, Jewish version, very young, and I think that's where I started hearing about the Golden Rule, treating people like you want to be treated. That was reinforced in later grades. By the time… Read more »

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5 Women to Watch in 2015

January 2, 2015

Women had lots of gains in 2014, but not enough. And, as a nerd, I don't believe in settling, I believe people should be treated fairly. And that's still not happening. There's a gender gap in tech, in wages, and more… It's really important to give women the credit they deserve. This past year, my… Read more »

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Who should learn to code? Everyone.

November 17, 2014

I believe that everyone deserves the chance to learn how to code, if that's what they want. And maybe that desire for equality's based in my nerdly values, but it's something that's important. I've been supporting Girls Who Code for some time now, and they do real good work closing the gender gap in the… Read more »

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