Female Founders: Turning Dreams Into Reality Might Be Harder Than You Think

If you had to guess, what percentage of venture capitalist partners are women? Most people would guess around half, or maybe a figure between 20-30%. Try even lower: less than 12% of partner roles at accelerators and venture capitalist firms are held by women.[1] While this statistic is relatively small in scope, it represents a

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Marching On: an Interview with the Coordinators of the SLO Women’s March

10,000 in San Luis Obispo 500,000  in California 4 million in the United States 5 million around the world On January 21, what started as a haphazardly organized Facebook event became the largest march of its kind in history. What should’ve taken months to organize came together in a matter of weeks. On February 1,

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Globalization and Fast Food: Forging a New Career Path for Women in India

When multinational restaurant chains want to gain market share and a strong customer base in new locations, they engage in product localization to accommodate local tastes. But in the Mall of India, in central New Delhi, fast food chains like McDonald’s, KFC, and Taco Bell are going one step further: creating an open and inclusive

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Versatility in Your Degree: Creative Options from Three Women in Business

Creative and artistic students often have difficulty seeing where they fit when going to a polytechnic school like Cal Poly. Students always know when the Big Four will be recruiting on campus, but rarely hear about designers or local small businesses that are seeking interns. With that in mind, the Wire wanted to find an

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Spotlight: the Unexamined Biases in Our Classrooms, Offices and Communities

Unexamined biases manifest themselves quietly, sneaking into conversations unnoticed. Often confused with beliefs and values, they are things you inherently believe to be correct. A former colleague of mine gave a great example of this when working with clients; a woman will answer a question, and the client will instinctively turn to the man in

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