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July 20th, 2011--Aspen,CO, USAJess Lee speaks at the Future of E-Commerce breakfast roundtable at Fortune Brainstorm TECH at the Aspen Institute Campus.Photograph by Kevin Moloney/Fortune Brainstorm TECH
Techs and the City - This morning, I clocked into work by joining my daily video checkin. Looking back at me were six people, five of whom are women. Did I mention I work in tech? The stats aren’t usually skewed in that direction.But I work at...
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Techs and the City - There are still big equality hurdles when it comes to gender in the American workforce, but those disparities are slowly inching closer together. Just take a look at Silicon Valley—the number of women founding tech companies is...
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Techs and the City - Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the United State of Women Summit in Washington DC. The summit was hosted by the White House and featured the most unbelievable lineup of speakers (Warren Buffett, Oprah, POTUS, Connie...
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Techs and the City -  As Amy Millman of Springboard Enterprises says: “I’m not so comfortable being up on a pedestal, unless you are standing up there with me.”Have you ever felt that horrible sensation when your throat closes up as you try to...
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#NYCTech -  According to Danae Ringelmann, the cofounder and chief development officer of crowdfunding site Indiegogo, we live in a world that loves to say "no.""The key to thriving and to making it all happen is to turn those obstacles ......
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Techs and the City - Perfection is boring. It’s also not a reflection of what really happens when you set out to start a business on your own.For the first few years of running my business, I was a total liar.I wasn’t lying intentionally,...
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#NYCTech - Entrepreneurs, techies, and fashion mavens sipped on champagne filled with strawberry vodka-filled pearls while six female tech-powerhouses spoke about how to succeed in the constantly changing industry at the recent Decoded...
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#NYCTech - Multiple studies have shown that social media lowers subjective well being and I’m sure you can think of all the reasons why. It produces hate, makes you jealous of your friends’ fake personas and it is simply exhausting sorting...
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#NYCTech - Women of color in tech are a strong bunch.As I write this article, they are passionately working on their tech ideas, despite a stereotype that appears in my mind as I think about gender and race domination in the US tech – a...
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Techs and the City - If I could gather every article I’ve read in the last few years about the trouble with women and work-life balance—and the concept of “having it all”—I’d have binders full of articles (see what I did there?).And even...
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#NYCTech -  Sometimes social media requires you to post just the perfect type of footage to capture what you want. Because of this high standard you have placed for pleasing your audience, you need a library of moments suitable for any cause....
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Advice - If you want to break the mold of a traditional tech startup, start by giving women a reason to join your team.When someone tells you they work for a tech startup, you probably picture a boys’ club in Silicon Valley full of...
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Techs and the City - “What the heck does that mean?”If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me that after I introduced myself, I’d be sitting on my own private island right about now. I’ve had a few unique roles in my...
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Advice - Never apologize for being a woman in business.In the last year and a half, I’ve gone from having an idea for a business to a full-time team of 46. We’ve iterated from an email form to a full platform. We’ve raised venture...
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#NYCTech -  With the advent of modern medicine, we have all the tools and knowledge to make fertility experiences as seamless as possible. But at the moment is there an all in one solution that addresses this market? With Progyny, there is. The...
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Techs and the City -  I had the great honor of being on an investor panel at Inspirefest in Dublin moderated by the inimitable Kara Swisher, cofounder and Executive Director of Recode.I applied a "canary in the coal mine" analogy to the...