On the plane to SFO this morning, I had the rare opprotunity to explain to a complete stranger that I was going to a female oriented blogging conference.
Then I had to describe what blogging was.
Why am I going? I remember reading about the first BlogHer a few years ago, and thought it was a very interesting concept. A few amazing friends this year invited me to go, and I hopped on it. I’ve heard nothing but great things, and I needed an excuse to see San Fransisco some more.
When I was traveling across the world for Startup Weekend, the most troubling thing was the percentage, or lack thereof, of females interested in startups. At first it was about 10%, but every weekend, with a lot of work and outreach, it rose highter and higher. I thought Startup Weekend was a great introduction to startups, and was puzzled to see what was so scary about it (I have been told that is ‘such a dude statement’). Nevertheless, I am very interested in seeing more women in tech. This year in TechStars, we have six women of the 27 cofounders.
I will be ‘in the room’ for Susan Mernit’s session in Essex on “Funding and incubation opportunities for women entrepreneurs” from 2:30 â€“ 3:10 on Friday. If you have any questions about TechStars, please let me know! It will be fun to talk about what I love most, startups, with a bunch of people I hope to see in the game in the short future.
I am excited to reconnect with some old friends and to meet a bunch of new ones.
Hillary (@quepol) and I at CoffeeBar on Thursday.
Look forward to it!