Startups fundadas por mulheres levantam mais capital de risco

 Somente cerca de 22% de todas as startups são fundadas por pelo menos uma mulher Startups com pelo menos uma fundadora levantaram 21% mais em financiamento de capital de risco do que empresas com apenas homens nas equipes, segundo um estudo divulgado na quinta-feira pelo Kauffman Fellows Research Center, um treinamento de dois anos para …

Women in Innovation: Gaining Ground, but Still Far Behind

Patents are a reasonable proxy for the relative contributions of the genders, and there's a huge disparity still to be overcome World Intellectual Property Day fell on April 26 this year. The theme was “Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity,” so it’s an appropriate time to analyze the gender distribution of scientists and inventors …

Melinda Gates: When money flows into the hands of women, everything changes

I have spent many hours talking with colleagues in international development about how to tear down the barriers that block women’s progress around the world. Now, we’re confronting the fact that every sector, including our own, has a serious problem with sexual harassment and violence. The norms that allow these abuses are the same ones …

Supporting Women’s Rights in Troubled Times

For many community-level organizations led by women around the world, innovation is born of necessity. It is only by thinking creatively within systems—systems that have been designed to put them at a disadvantage—that they have been able to negotiate peace, access health care for LGBT populations, and ensure legal protections against rape and child marriage. …

Cartier Women’s Initiative Empowering Entrepreneurs

In this series of four articles, Forbes features the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, an international competition offering financial help, professional coaching, and mentoring, as well as international networking and visibility to women and their enterprises. In this article, we focus on one of the most valuable aspects of participating in the competition---four months’ collaboration with …

Why We Need To Look For Innovation Outside America And Its Elites

Lately, some people have been blaming the new giants, like Facebook, for killing innovation. Some stories, like this one in the Washington Post, say Facebook’s practice of rapidly copying rival app’s features creates a disincentive for investors and companies to develop new features Facebook might copy. If we dug around, I think we could find …

Digital Innovation Challenge for Women by Microsfot. Let’s go girls!

After a successful season one of the technology based ‘Digital Innovation Challenge for Women’, season 2 of the contest powered by Microsoft Bangladesh in association with The Daily Star, and organised by Women In Digital, has begun. The objective of this contest is to encourage women to develop new ideas, inspire them to develop new …

Canada’s innovation Budget 2017

Justin Trudeau’s government has talked a good game on innovation and skills development, but this year’s budget looks like more of the same In some ways, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s second budget is a vanilla-flavoured budget—generally acceptable and unlikely to offend most people. The government stays the course of Budget 2016, expanding on areas like …

Canada can spend $8 billion on child care because it will pay for itself, IMF says

ABOVE: Ottawa is vowing to spend billions on childcare in this country...but on what, exactly? International Monetary Fund researchers say the federal government can afford to spend $8 billion annually to reduce the cost of child care spaces nationwide because the program would pay for itself. The proposal is more than 10 times what the …