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Women in Leadership Videos

Did you miss the Technovation Challenge’s Women in Leadership panel at Andreessen Horowitz last month? Never fear, as we have posted short videos from the panel and backstage interviews, that are packed full of the insights and wisdom of some of Silicon Valley’s most influential female movers and shakers. Highlights include: Padmasree Warrior, CTO of […]

Explainers as Designers

Of the eight high schoolers in the class, just the hands of the two boys shot up. They had experience hacking at home. One had hacked his Nintendo video games, the other jailbreaked his iPhone. The six other girls? Not one raised their hand. They didn’t feel they had the experience or confidence to imagine […]

How do you get lucky?

I read a book called the Luck Factor a while ago and some of the principles have stuck in my head. The book tries to identify what are some differences between people who call themselves lucky and those who do not. Here is what the book say: Lucky people tend to be relaxed, open, happy, […]

Technovation Challenge Pitch Night: “Fixing Silicon Valley’s Gender Gap One Pitch at a Time”

The Technovation Challenge Pitch Night was a smashing success! The girls stepped up with incredible pitches, battled tough questions from the all-star judging panel, soaked up the overwhelming support of the community (over 200 attended), and were rewarded with fabulous prizes. We’ll have more up soon! But, in the meantime… don’t take our word for […]

Iridescent Technovation Challenge Pitch Night

Iridescent Bay Area has been busy conducting the first ever Technovation Challenge – a revolutionary 8-week curriculum providing high school girls with the skills and opportunity to develop mobile applications for the Google Android smartphone, and the entrepreneurial coaching and mentoring needed to harness ideas and make them happen. On April 22nd, the girls will […]