w3w3® Media Network Celebrates
National Center for Women & Information Technology!
Lucy Sanders makes it her business to get females into technology!
1254_ 8/6/12 - The mission of the National Center for Women & Information Technology is to ensure that women are fully represented in the influential world of information technology and computing. Statistics show that better than 50% of new entrepreneurs are female. Many business people are surprised to hear that there is a growing number (contrary to popular belief) of women getting into and making a very productive and rewarding career in Information Technology (IT). As a result, many women of varying ages and interests are taking the entrepreneurial plunge. In walks Lucy Sanders, CEO and Founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), headquartered at CU Boulder. "We'll never know what we're missing without more women participating in information technology. We can't measure absence." - Lucy Sanders, NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy has interviewed over 70 successful female entrepreneurs.
Recently Lucy and Larry interviewed Brandy Alexander-Wimberly [LINK], Founder and CEO of BuyVite. The idea for Buyvite sprang from her existing technical and marketing background, but also came from seeing a need that wasn’t necessarily being addressed in the most user friendly way. Brandy just raised some angle funding.
Alicia Morga [LINK], founder and past CEO of Consorte Media, sold in 2010 to Audience Science. Alicia is the creator of GottaFeeling (iPhone App) and the founder of a new (in stealth) startup. Alicia is a remarkable young woman with great down-to-earth advice for other young women wanting to build a life in the information and technology space.
Founded by Donna Auguste [LINK], Leave a Little Room Foundation (LLR) was created to facilitate the sharing of gifts. Since LLR's inception in early 2000, the Foundation has worked side-by-side with communities, organizations and churches to provide school books for under-funded schools in the United States, to build houses for families in Mexico.
Social entrepreneur, Jessica Jackley Flannery [LINK] is a co-founder of Kiva with her husband Matt. Kiva is the first peer-to-peer micro loan website, demonstrates how the Internet can facilitate meaningful, positive connections between lenders and entrepreneurs in the developing world and even help us all become micro-financiers.