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Giving Back to Vets: When Their Service Ends, Ours Begins

April 22, 2015

Folks, you might remember that I started an Indiegogo Life fundraiser to support Swords to Plowshares, veteran and Bay Area hero Starlyn Lara, and women veterans. Our goal was to raise $2,000 to pay for job readiness training, job placement, and mentorship activities for women veterans in the Bay Area with the Women Veterans Professional… Read more »

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Code for America
Code for America

5 Ways To Hack Tech This Spring

April 20, 2015

Hey, I've gotten lots of emails lately from folks who want to get more involved in tech. I figure the best way to advise 'em is to make connections between people doing good work. It seems counter-intuitive to double efforts, and the impact's greater when there's collaboration. Orgs that really have their boots on the… Read more »

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World bird map artwork by Team Redhead member Luke Seitz, a Bartels Science Illustration Intern at the Cornell Lab.
World bird map artwork by Team Redhead member Luke Seitz, a Bartels Science Illustration Intern at the Cornell Lab.

Why You Should Take Up Birding for a Good Cause

April 16, 2015

Folks, I've been working with the folks from Cornell's bird lab for some time now. They do great work, and also help me identify all the birds that visit my home office. Next month they're launching the Global Big Day. For the past 30 years, the Cornell Lab’s biggest conservation fundraiser of the year has… Read more »

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bell the rescue dove

How Customer Service is like the Life of a Pigeon

April 7, 2015

Okay, doing customer service for twenty years, I tend to identify with the downtrodden. You don’t get more downtrodden than a dove or pigeon with a problem. “Domestic Ringneck Dove Bell is slowly recovering from a nearly fatal torticollis (a neurological movement disorder characterized by a twisted neck, tilted head and uncontrollable tumbling). Throughout, she… Read more »

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Study Reveals: 0% of Women-led Startups Funded

April 1, 2015

April Fools, folks. My team tried to play a joke on me today. They told me that a new study reported that 0% of women-led startups are funded. While that's an April Fools joke, the real stats aren't much better. Only 7% of investor money goes to women-led startups, if you can believe it. Just 7% up… Read more »

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lyne

5 Women Investors You Need to Know

March 30, 2015

Folks, my team and I have been thinking a lot about the Ellen Pao case. It's hard to believe that the number of women VCs shrank to 6% last year from 10% in 1999 (according to a study by Babson College). I know that there are lots of great women investors who are the real… Read more »

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possible

5 Tech Women Creating Real Change

March 27, 2015

Hey, my team and I have been doing lots of work in the women in tech field lately, especially since I'm supporting the Women Who Tech TeleSummit and Startup Challenge. While I'm supporting these efforts, I figure it's important for us to continue highlighting women who are creating real change on the ground. These 5 tech… Read more »

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click bait

The Trust Project: new hope for trustworthy news

March 27, 2015

The Trust Project along with the Jeff Jarvis enhancement offers hope to revive trustworthy journalism as “the immune system of democracy.” The gist of this effort is to develop signals of trust for news outlets and individual articles. For example, a news outlet would commit to a serious code of ethics/trust and also diversity, and… Read more »

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enough!

#20yrscraigslist: a few words about money

March 26, 2015

Marc Perton got right much of the gist of my feelings about too much money, which are pretty much the opposite of the Silicon Valley norm. “Craig Newmark recently posted something reflecting on the 20th anniversary of Craigslist, in which he reiterated his late-90s statement that 'no one needs a billion dollars.'" Then, as now,… Read more »

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Why We Need to Raise Money for Women Veterans

March 20, 2015

As many of you know, I believe that if someone volunteers to risk taking a bullet to protect me, I should stand up and help out. To help out, I've launched an Indiegogo Life fundraiser to raise money for women veterans via Swords to Plowshares. For every $1 donated, I'm matching it with $1, up… Read more »

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