It’s a known fact that there are more men than women in tech, and those numbers aren’t getting better — in 2013, women held 26 percent of computing jobs in the United States, as opposed to 35 percent in 1990. Women are underrepresented in tech industries, and it has proven difficult to attract them to such a male-dominated industry filled with plenty of stereotypes.
Women In Tech
Pocket Sun didn’t want to be the only girl in the room at startup conferences. So she started a conference for girls. Hundreds of founders, speakers, mentors, and students flocked to the University of Southern California on March 28th, 2015 to be inspired by female entrepreneurs. She didn’t stop there. As a founding partner of SoGal Ventures, Pocket will now influence the next generation of startups and entrepreneurs worldwide, helping many amazing females along the way.
Almost the instant the concept of the sharing economy was introduced, it has skyrocketed into dozens of successful and established brands by offering everyone a chance to be their own boss and others the ability to outsource needs saving time by providing convenience. Author Chelsea Rustrum has spent the bulk of her adult life experimenting in this new sharing economy. Inspired by real-life experiences and research, she got a group of friends together to present their findings in the new book “It’s a Sharable Life.”