So you want more women at your tech event? Make it cheap.

This is Part 2 of an ongoing series called So you want more women at your tech event? One of the easiest things you can do to get more women at your event is to make it cheap to attend. Women have lower salaries and less disposable income than men. They are more often single parents. And […]

So you want more women at your tech event?

This is what a tech event looks like when women are welcome. This is a photo of me, taken by the talented Eva Blue at PodCamp Montreal 2010. I also brought my baby to WordCamp 2010 about two weeks before this photo was taken. There were at least two other babes in arms at that […]

The price of admission

After I wrote my last blog post on women in tech (or more accurately the invisibility of women in tech), both organizers of Startup Fest emailed me. They weren’t happy with the article. And (surprise!) they wanted me to MC the Granny Den. They offered to let me help organize the Granny Den, make it […]

Not so subtle discrimination in the startup community

This article first appeared on Feministing on June 4. On June 3, a new startup accelerator, FounderFuel launched. The group, located in Montreal, Canada, but funding startups internationally launched with 85 members, but not one woman. “At FounderFuel we believe startup success is more about the people than the idea. We take a lot of care in choosing […]