~ Insight Facts ~ 20 % of all tech startups across the world are founded by women. There has been a lot of talk about how to get women into tech, particularly onto boards and into leadership positions. More than 70% of the 941 startups surveyed did not have a single female board member in 2017, up from 66% the year before. And it's not just board seats. The number of companies with no women in executive positions also increased in 2017, to more than half of the companies surveyed. Before anyone rebuts with the idea that there aren't enough suitable female candidates in tech to be considered, here is some food for thought: A study by the Credit Suisse Research Institute found that companies with at least one woman on the board outperformed companies with no women on their boards by 26%.
Find stories about sturtups founded by women at the link in bio - www.insightbusinesslifestyle.com.au
The theme for this year's International Women's Day is Be Bold for Change. Tanya's bold move resulted in a dream career!
Pxibits was set up to allow people to express themselves better when messaging. We were frustrated when people misinterpreted a text we’d sent and thought there must be a better way of communicating. We want to encourage people to express themselves and show how they feel! We’re not about creating the perfect selfie, instead Pxibits allows you to show exactly how you feel using your own facial expressions... plus we hope you’ll find it a lot of fun to use as well! We’re launching a campaign to encourage people to express themselves, to use their creativity and to be proud of the unique qualities that make them who they are. We would love to see the facial expression that you’d love to make into your own emoticon! Use the hashtag #XpressYourSelfie and let your creativity shine!
My soul resides at the beach, sand gritting against my bare toes, salty water slapping against my legs. I am a child of the flying winds, the humid breeze hard to breath. Seagulls crying, boardwalk foods drifting about in abundance. Resting on the shore, water slapping against the sand, I am at peace, I am at rest, I am at ease. I am my best self. --lindsaydetwiler #prisma
I came across @wedshed last year and I've been following it online with interest (and big admiration!) since.
WedShed is an online directory of the most incredible and unique wedding venues from across Aus and NZ. 🥂
Amy and Melany share some spot-on marketing tactics, like "sharing honest, no-BS wedding planning advice via our blog, which we’ll promote via social to drive traffic back to the website."
Read more by clicking the link in my bio 🏻 @emilyosmond
Thanks for your insights Melany and Amy!
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Ewin/Fingernails - let's talk 'me time' - Before baby I had immaculate hands. Now I'm not a character in a Jane Austen novel but people commented on my hands. The way my nails were glossy red for years. It was something my nain always impressed on me, that the smallest details were the ones that made the biggest difference. Nail, red nails were my thing. I would tore bottles of thick polish to the nail salon. Oh how I miss those days. You just don't the prioritise the same after a baby, at least I didn't. But recently its started to creep back in. It took 18 months but it's coming back and oh how I appreciate that hour just for me
Meet our anthropologist, Laura Fevrier!
Laura joined the #SheFarms team in October last year to develop professionally but also do something that is meaningful. “At SheFarms access to education and gender equality are my main concerns. I am bringing my background in these subjects to develop programmes that help to strengthen women abilities, which will result in more equal opportunities. “I am currently working on literacy strategies, and workshops to help the women introduce technology into their farming, which is quite a challenge as I do not speak their language.” Laura says that she is excited about the possibilities SheFarms has as an enterprise, and about the people involved. “Instead of being a piece in a big machinery with someone telling you what to do and how and when to do it, we are free to set our own goals and deadlines, and that energy and willingness can be felt in each team meeting. At the same time we all depend on each other's work and commitment, I think that makes us a strong group.” #shefarms#womenfarmers#womenintech#womeninag#empowered#empower#agriculture
Woke up to a stormy day, but in between the clouds are rays of sunshine This morning I'm working on a photography project and am looking forward to curling up in a blanket to edit the photos from last night and this morning Stay warm outside everyone!
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