Women on this planet have come a long way and today stand at par with men. No one is superior, yet at time women are ignored. Whether intentionally or not, a change in technology world is slowly being fostered by some well known faces. There was a time when “girls can’t code, girls can’t do business” did not raise an eyebrow. It’s time to remove the “‘t” because if given proper exposure the technical world can have amazing female developers and entrepreneurs.
To boost intelligent beautiful women, Startup Phenomenon Women is happening on September 3rd, 2013 at Macky Auditorium of University of Colorado Boulder. Esme Patterson of Paper Bird will join in as special guest on 3rd of September.
Speaker of Startup Phenomenon Char Genevier, founder and CTO of The Cotery and co-founder of SocialEngine believes that young ladies should be exposed to coding and entrepreneurship from an early age. Its not about making Tech industry “female friendly” but stretching out a hand to those girls who are interested in coding and/or doing business.
There are many stories of female entrepreneurs who have set a benchmark with their own startup stories. One such woman is Fran Maier, co-founder and chairwoman of TRUSTe. She was once associated with the founding team of Match.com in 1990s. Although this company took dating online and revolutionized the entire concept of dating, it had to face a lot of oppositions in that era. It was a time when online dating was “weird”. The result was it got sold at $10 million which was not upto Match.com’s worth. For years, women have mostly faced challenges, oppositions and discouragement. But time is changing now. Conferences are happening to bring capable and potential women under the spotlight and raise a toast to their ideas!
Maier will be here at University of Colorado Boulder. You can expect to see Managing Director of Techstars Boulder Nicole Glaros, and CEO and cofounder of National Center for Women & Information Technology Lucy Sanders at this event. Maier hopes to reach out not only women but also those men who can invest. She says in Xconomy “Its often difficult for female entrepreneurs with a product for female market to get funding. They really have a difficult time getting the attention of the investment community, and yet the markets they are going after are very large”. Men at times fail to comprehend the buying power of women.
Certain issues that will be the highlight of this event are improving STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics) education for girls, work on the gender balance in Hollywood and many other topics based on practical advices.
Event Date: September 3, 2013.
Event Time: 9 AM to 5 PM.
Venue: Macky Auditorium of University of Colorado Boulder