I received an invitation to attend the BlogHer Entrepreneurs event that took place last week – it was incredible!
Entrepreneur, intrapreneur or a just a bold woman in tech? BlogHer had something for everyone with fantastic insights and advice dispensed by a rock-star line-up of speakers and mentors.
Here are just ten tidbits from tech superwomen (and a tech superman) that were shared during the event — in 140 characters or less.
1. Women who tend to found companies listen to their own voice.
Deborah Jackson (@dbdj1007), founder of Women Innovate Mobile (WIM), CEO and founder of JumpThru.
2. Don’t be tentative, be presumptive about the outcome.
Brad Feld (@bfeld), managing director of Foundry Group.
3. Tell your story in a way that connects and listen first.
4. Passion is a game changer, a huge advantage.
Nelly Yusupova (@digitalwoman) CTO of Webgrrls International.
5. Cultivate a deliberate openness.
Alena Gribskov (@alenarg) communications and program manager at Yale Entrepreneurial Institute.
6. Everything you do is a brand extension; the grace you extend is critical.
Lisa Stone (@lisastone), BlogHer co-founder and CEO, sharing insight from her brother.
7. What you wear matters; it’s the canvas for your voice.
Amy Chang, global head of product, Google Analytics.
8. Don’t be afraid of the “no.” It’s just a starting point for the conversation.
Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol, owner and consultant at PSWE.
9. Do right by yourself and you will be a better business owner, daughter, wife, sister and friend.
Kathryn Finney (@kathrynfinney), founder and CEO of TBF Group, LLC.
10. “Always have a plan B” is how I used to operate, following my passion required abandoning that philosophy.
Jory Des Jardins (@jorydj), BlogHer co-founder and president of strategic alliances.
Find more great insights by following the hashtag — #BlogHerEnt12. Did you attend? What was your favorite take-away? Share below!
Thanks Cathyn for sharing these wonderful insights.
One of the most defining moments in my career was when I shifted my mindset away from ‘looking for opportunities’ and focused on my energy on ‘creating opportunities’.
BTW: Great panel discussion at SXSW – very inspiring. Couldn’t be there live but spent a well spent hour this weekend listening to audio.