TechWomen mentorships begin!

First day at Microsoft

The 2012 TechWomen Emerging Leaders began their project-based mentorships at host companies on Monday, September 10.

This year, thirty-one companies are hosting the forty-one women at their site. In addition to their host companies, cultural mentors represent an additional thirty-one companies.  “We’re excited to welcome the TechWomen program to Salesforce today. Can’t wait to meet our future leaders!” tweeted salesforce.com. Continue reading

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Beth Kanter and Sepideh Nasiri engage TechWomen 2012 at salesforce.com

On September 7, the TechWomen Emerging Leaders were greeted at salesforce.com where they engaged in workshops and dialogue by Beth Kanter and Sepideh Nasiri.

Sepideh, Director of All Things Offline at Women 2.0, addressed the 2012 cohort with a  motivational speech regarding how she embarked on her entrepreneurial journey as a young adult. She began her career as a Managing Editor of a Los Angeles Global magazine. Today, she advises early stage startups and is an avid technology enthusiast. “I wrote Oprah and asked her to be my mentor,” said Sepideh as she recounted how difficult it was to secure an influential mentor during her youth. Sepideh went on to speak regarding the 2010 launch of her first app, The Date Server Platinum in 2010. At the end of her talk she extended an invitation to the TechWomen to participate in Founder Friday, a Women 2.0 event to promote the creation of new networks among aspiring entrepreneurs, current entrepreneurs and investors in innovative cities globally. Heather Ramsey, Director, Strategic Partnerships at Institute of International Education, was a featured speaker at the event. Continue reading