The Smartest Women You Should be Following on Twitter

Fast Company came up with their list of the 25 smartest women on Twitter, and no one can deny that there are intelligent women on the list. The problem with the list is the same problem that often comes whenever a single organization or person compiles a list: it lacks diversity. It lacks diversity in colour, ideology, follower numbers. Their list is exactly the people you've come to expect to find on a "smart women" list and lacks the brilliant women YOU follow on Twitter: the ones that blow your mind with the way they can sum up enormous thoughts in 140 characters. ...more
@jessicalawrence Jessica Lawrence is the Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup (NYTM), the ...more


I was reading Fast Company on the way back from the ATL and read that Popchips made $73 million in 2011! I love the chips and even brought them into the snack menu at one of the charter schools I oversaw. My son loves them and so did his fellow pre-schoolers...way to go!...more

To Fast Company. With Love, Respect, and Disappointment.

Dear Fast Company: I love you. You are young, hip, and happening. You know what is cool today in Silicon Valley (Invincible Apple: 10 Lessons From the Coolest Company Anywhere) and outside of its leafy environs (Eye Phone: MIT Researchers Develop Ultra-Cheap, Smartphone-Based Eye Exam Tool). You are green (Biomimicry Challenge: For IBM, Smart Design Draws Water Conservation Inspiration From Ecosystems). You publish eye-popping infographics (Infographic of the Day: The World's Most Dysfunctional Countries, Ranked). You care not just for what Coltan can do, but more importantly and wisely, you spend enormous amount of resources to dig into (no pun intended) where it came from and at what cost (Mineral Wealth of the Congo)....more

Usha, how articulate you are. Your post is a case study for civil disagreement and journalistic ...more

Meryl Streep Wins With Boomer Moms


Ada Lovelace Day: Honoring our Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives,Friends, Neighbors, Teachers, Mentors and other Women Who Tech

How do you define a role model in the category "women who tech?" Conversations about this and what comprises noteworthy examples abound: ...more

That's why I'm committing myself to writing bout one a week til 3/24/09, Ada Lovelace Day ...more