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UP Global, Google to support women entrepreneurs with new worldwide initiative

The lack of females in startups and tech is a big issue to many, and now, Seattle-based UP Global is teaming up with Google in an effort to help support women entrepreneurs. UP Global, the Seattle non-profit that formed last year through the combination of Startup America and Startup Weekend, is launching an initiative called “Startup Women,” that… Read More

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Girl power: Seattle ranks 3rd for women entrepreneurs

Washington D.C., San Francisco and Seattle — these are the places to be if you’re a woman and want to start a business. That’s according to NerdWallet’s latest look at the best cities for female entrepreneurs. The personal finance site based their findings on five variables, with stats coming from the U.S. Census and Bureau… Read More

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Getty Images inks deal with Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In to portray women positively in stock photography

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In foundation has struck a new partnership with Seattle-based Getty Images, one which is designed to portray women in a more uplifting and positive light in stock photography. The collection of 2,500 images presents “female leadership in contemporary work and life” — showcasing women of all ages in… Read More

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Study: Women avoid computer science careers because they think ‘nerds’ are smelly and pale

Blame “The Big Bang Theory” for the lack of women in tech. That’s the conclusion from new research out of the University of Washington, which found that women don’t choose careers in computer science because of the “nerd” stereotype in the media. UW psychologist Sapna Cheryan ran two studies to find out if the lack of women in tech… Read More

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Hey, lady hackers: $10K scholarship fund available for women-only bootcamp

For all the ladies interested in attending a Ruby on Rails bootcamp in Seattle next month but just can’t afford the $4,000 tuition, there is now help in the form of scholarship money. Seattle’s Women in Technology group has put together a $10,000 scholarship fund for the women-only, month-long class. Seattle companies SeedIP, Affinity, Zealyst, Tred,… Read More

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Chart: The top 10 cities for women-owned businesses

Portland and Seattle are among the top ten cities for women-owned businesses, according to a new report released this week. Both cities moved up in the ranking, with Portland showing the biggest gains as it jumped to second slot behind San Antonio. Seattle just made it into the top 10, moving up from the 11th… Read More

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Girl power: Seattle ranked 2nd for women entrepreneurs

If you’re a woman and an entrepreneur, there are few better places to be in than Seattle. That’s according to a new study from personal finance site Nerd Wallet, who placed Seattle just behind San Francisco as the best place for women entrepreneurs. Here’s what they based their rankings on: Number of businesses per 100 residents… Read More

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Chart: Where are the women entrepreneurs?

A new survey out today indicates that Washington state lags the national average in terms of women-owned businesses. (See below for full chart). According to the report from American Express, there were an estimated 166,200 women-owned businesses in the state which employed 151, 400 people. That may seem like a lot, but the state actually… Read More