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Forgoing B School for a Video Camera: Lessons Learned In Conversations with Entrepreneurs

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Reflections on lessons learned in conversations with CEOs (http://www.women2.org/in-conversation-women-20-podcast-series/); presented at Ignite Sebastopol on 10.28.09.

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Forgoing B School for a Video Camera: Lessons Learned In Conversations with Entrepreneurs

  1. 1. Forgoing B School for a Video Camera (Lessons I’ve Learned In Conversations with Entrepreneurs) Emily Goligoski TheSanFranista.com @emgollie
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ An Ivy League degree may get you a job as an investment banker or VC, but it won’t increase your odds of becoming a successful entrepreneur .” </li></ul><ul><li>-Vivek Wadhwa, “Got degree envy? No worries, you can still make it big” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Then what does? </li></ul><ul><li>Angel investment </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Sand Hill Road address </li></ul><ul><li>Caffeine </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Only 16% of Fortune 500 technology companies have women corporate officers. </li></ul>
  5. 5. In Conversation
  6. 6. Thank God for Basecamp.
  7. 12. Themes from Founders & CEOs <ul><li>Applaud others’ efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Know when to take a risk </li></ul>
  8. 17. Math & Mentorship <ul><li>Encourage young women to take science, economics and engineering classes </li></ul><ul><li>1-on-1 career guidance </li></ul>
  9. 18. Get Smart <ul><li>Long-term study with entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Other resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>She’s Geeky </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future Women Leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Astia </li></ul></ul>
  10. 19. <ul><li>What questions should you be asking of the people you know ? </li></ul>
  11. 20. <ul><li>Thanks to Saroj Yadav, Jazmin Hupp and Shahaherose Charania. </li></ul>http://www.women2.org @women2

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