The influx of women into the technology industry in the next five years will outpace the rate over the past decade, said Amy Millman, president of Springboard Enterprises Inc., which has helped more than 400 companies led by females raise more than $5 billion in capital, according to its website. Those women will be younger, fresh from incubator programs aimed at students in science and business, she said.Recent Phenomenon
“You’re beginning to see a kind of maturity,” she said. “This is really recent.”
In the past year, Founder Labs, an organization that helps female entrepreneurs advance from the idea phase to the launch phase, has seen a fivefold increase in inquiries from women asking how to start a business, according to founder Shaherose Charania. The organization began telling stories of female entrepreneurs on its website, Women 2.0, about two months ago. Internet traffic has increased 100 percent as like-minded women seek role models, she said.
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The Hardest-Working reps on the hill are women, a study has found. They snag some $49 million more in federal dollars for their congressional districts and sponsor more bills than male lawmakers do.
(it is still so hard for women to get elected that the women who do break through tend to be superstars, the researchers concluded)” —