(Businessweek) Women Flock to Startups, Trail in Computer Science
Women in technology say they have plenty of opportunities to start Web-based companies and raise capital, though there are still too few of them studying computer science and taking engineering roles.
That’s the message from a group of female executives on “Women to Watch,” which aired yesterday on Bloomberg Television. The special features Facebook Inc. (FB) Vice President Carolyn Everson, SurveyMonkey.com LLC Senior Vice President Selina Tobaccowala, Stella & Dot founder Jessica Herrin and venture capitalist Theresia Gouw Ranzetta from Accel Partners.
“For the first time, I actually see male co-founders and male co-founding teams who are explicitly looking to bring women into the executive team or the founding team,” said Ranzetta, whose investments include Imperva Inc. (IMPV) and Trulia Inc. She said companies are saying, “‘You know, two-thirds of my users, my most valuable users, are women. We’ve got to get a woman into the boardroom here, right?’”