Are Women Still Just Skirts In Silicon Valley? Newsweek Says Yes

by Jamie Bogert

BUST says yes, too. It’s no surprise that women are still facing the “frat boy culture” when it comes to big time Silicon Valley companies and trying to make it big in this landscape is not easy, not fun, and pretty backwards as we see it.

So while the big (little, immature) boys figure out how to not be idiots toward women, here’s a list of the women who are making it big out West on their own.

1. Glassbreakers: a mentor/mentee startup looking to connect aspring women with established female business leaders who already have experience in the tech world. The site is interactive and inviting, sporting a “safe, supportive and dynamic online community for professional women.”

2. Women’s Startup Lab: This is where it all begins. Offering two week or two month “accelerators” these programs focus on powerful customer discovery, informed decision making, leadership developments, and increased effectiveness in compelling story telling.

3. Highwire Public Relations: Founded in 2008, this powerhouse boasts clients like IBM, Dwolla, Alibaba, and T-Mobile. Designed for “disruptive” companies, Highwire holds roots in journalism and creates better communication and business programs for companies.

These among others are the some of the places that are pushing aside the bullshit and making space at the round table for women in Silicon Valley and across the nation. Keep an eye out for companies like this—we’re breaking glass ceilings over here.

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