Women In Tech - Sexual Harassment & Funding

Also hidden from us were the pervasive incidents of sexual harassment that a woman in tech might have to endure. One of the most recent incidents involved Uber’ Chief Executive Travis Kalanick. Kalanick resigned after evidence of repeated sexual harassment was disclosed by one of Uber’s engineers. Other female entrepreneurs have spoken out about how high-profile venture capitalists such as Chris Sacca (appeared on Shark Tank) of Lowercase Capital and Dave McClure of 500 Startups have sexually harassed or made suggestive comments to them.

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A stolen phone and the lessons I learned about valuing myself!

Oftentimes as human beings when faced with challenging or tumultuous situations we get mired in the actual experience. Instead of reflecting on the lesson learned we say “woe is me”. Recently I had one of those moments where I could have chosen the victim mentality or the creator mentality. I am the arbiter of my experience and as such I must take responsibility for each moment in my life. There is no one to blame, there is only me.

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On The Road to Creating Yourself

The missing ingredient to me creating myself was 1) I didn’t know what my innate, gifts talents and abilities were and 2) I always thought I could go through life alone. I kept people at bay and only occasionally linked up to go out, but never really shared my deepest internal struggles. I was a lone ranger. I had taken for granted the richness and support that letting people in to my world could afford me. It wasn't until later in life that I discovered that by using the power of my words through sharing my innermost desires that I was able to create the things that I wanted in my life.

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Women of Color. Event Feature - Dream, Girl

This is especially important for women of color whose needs have historically been ignored both in the political space and corporate America. But guess what? The shift has arrived! It’s time for #blackgirlmagic and #latinagirlmagic to dominate in the entrepreneurial space.

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