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Your Weekly Newsletter on Women in Tech, Entrepreneurship and Diversity in Venture Capital
Happy September. We are back from our Summer break and ready for the fall madness! This is issue No. 101 and the last issue had a 48% open rate. The top two articles from the last issue were:
ICYM, Femstreet just turned two and here are some stats and the top 4 things I learned from sending 100 newsletter issues and building the Femstreet community. 🥳
This week, WeWork cut its valuation by more than half amid IPO scepticism but it also added the first woman to its board after backlash ahead of IPO. This will make a great MBA case study one day.
Glossier poaches Amazon exec Melissa Eamer to join as COO.
Tech journalist Kara Swisher on ambition, bragging, and having a baby at 56.
VCs shouldn't ask female founders about their family situation, but they often do. Here's how to answer if an investor asks about children.
Rarely do we hear about what happens to women after they are forced out of their jobs but Jennifer Blakely, a former Google employee, published a Medium post in which she described her relationship with Alphabet's chief counsel, David Drummond.
Why Silicon Valley’s toxic culture requires a legal fix.
Billionaire Uniqlo founder wants a woman to succeed him as CEO. “The job is more suitable for a woman,” Yanai, said in an interview. “They are persevering, detailed oriented and have an aesthetic sense.” Amen.
From the Investor.
Reflections on my first year as GP (and six years in VC!).
Angela Tran Kingyens/ Version One Ventures
A week in the life of Anarghya Vardhana, Partner at Maveron.
Megan Holston-Alexander/ Unusual Ventures
The subtle art of (not) understanding Gen Z.
Cayetana Hurtado/ Balderton
Advice for founders, thoughts on scout funds and why VCs love funding productivity tools.
Kara Nortman/ Upfront Ventures
The customer is (not) always right. Triangulating customer needs through user research is a critical capability area to embed in your startup from the outset.
Ashley Brasier/ Lightspeed Venture Partners
How Chinese companies are using mainstream messaging apps and group chats in creative ways and unlocking new business models.
Connie Chan/ A16z
From the Founder & Operator.
Everything I googled in a week as a professional software engineer.
Sophie Koonin/ Monzo
7 most common mistakes people make when pitching their business.
Randi Zuckerberg/ Zuckerberg media
Time management: do the things you actually want to do.
Anne-Laure Le Cunff/ Ness Labs
Glossier's 360 customer journey that’s led to the brand’s rapid success, surpassing $100M in revenue and acquiring one million customers last year.
Ali Weiss/ Glossier
11 best practices for working remotely.
Marie Prokopets/ FYI
Building a Chrome Extension to convert from Figma to Google Slides. How I hacked together a Figma plugin without a plugin infrastructure.
Alyssa Xuu/ Noon Studios
How to build a finance tracker tool in Notion (with template).
Zoe Chew/ Whizzoe
September 9 Stockholm Femtech Bootcamp
September 10 Berlin Find your co-founder! vol.2
September 11 Stockholm Stockholm Tech Fest, B2B Investor Stage (Meet me there)
September 12 London Women in Games European Conference
September 12 Washington The Vinetta Project
September 13 London Investment Masterclass: Money, fundraising and financial wellbeing - Get 20% off with code Fem20
September 24 London AllBright Pitch Day
October 1 Paris F for Femme (Meet me there)
The Fundraising Bible
The essential Venture Capital database for women entrepreneurs.
A practical list of resources about venture.
Global directory for women in venture capital.
A database of 200 Black & Latinx Venture Capitalists & 100 Latina founders
Elpha - The leading women-only forum
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Sarah Nöckel, Founder / Editor in Chief
@femstreet & B2B SaaS Investor @dawncapital
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