Finding activities to keep your children entertained shouldn’t feel like a part-time job, but all too often parents struggle to find activities or classes that truly engage their children. Sawyer is the online marketplace that’s being used by over 100,000 parents to discover local children’s activities. The platform offers a breadth of choices, focused on […]
Techs and the City
Near the end of World War II, Adm. William “Bull” Halsey of the famed Third Fleet steered directly into a typhoon, losing 790 crewmen and 146 aircraft in the Pacific. Dr. Eric Daimler, formerly an innovation fellow with the Obama White House, shared this story with me in 2017 as an illustration of the importance of trusting data. It […]
Pregnancy does not mean that you need to sacrifice on style. HATCH is the NYC direct-to-consumer fashion brand focused on the $9B maternity market offers comfortable, non-toxic designs for mothers to wear during the pre and post-natal stages. The company has expanded its offering to include intimates, accessories, and skincare and also operates a wildly popular […]
April is Financial Literacy Month, but research has shown that people often feel insecure when looking at their finances. Often, these feelings stem from a lack of understanding about finance and how to manage personal finances, leaving people to feel vulnerable and frustrated. However, instead of shutting down when the conversation broaches personal finances, The Financial […]
I often think about how my mother raised me to become the person I am today. Not only was she a single parent, she was also an immigrant new to the country. Through her drive and dedication, my mother had the biggest impact on how I chose to spend my time. From a young age, […]
Cultural shifts and norms are leading people to start families later in life when compared to previous generations, and Extend Fertility wants to provide women with the best family planning options through its cryopreservation (egg-freezing) services. This leading fertility service company allows women to freeze their eggs during the prime of their reproductive health, so […]
Getting women into leadership positions is important but succeeding in those roles is paramount to systemic change.
Technology is completely changing the way people approach education. The increase in mobile connectivity is creating access to education for countless students that would otherwise be underserved or ignored by traditional education means. Mobile learning is a $37B industry and UVII is a mobile-first education platform that sits at the intersection of education, technology, learners, and […]
A look at the funding environment for NYC women in tech, analyzing discrepancies in funding for female-founded and gender-mixed founded startup teams.
Today, we take a look at the 11 largest startup funding rounds in New York City for 2018 where there was at least one female on the founding team. In addition to the dollar amount, we have included a brief description. industry, round type, funding round details, links to full interviews with the CEOs and […]
Throughout my career, I’ve attended dozens of women’s networking events, including lunches, happy hour meet-and-greets and more. In a professional culture where women are routinely left out of March Madness pools and are also denied the same choice of employment as men or a seat at the Vice President’s table, women-only networking groups have often […]