Press Releases: 09/27/12
BLOOMBERG TELEVISION PRESENTS ‘WOMEN TO WATCH’ Monday, October 1
9 pm ET/PT
“I’ve never felt any overt discrimination. It’s quite different than when I was a female engineer at GM and people asked me if I was bringing the mail.”
Theresia Gouw Ranzetta, Accel Partners
Join Bloomberg Television and four women executives in Silicon Valley for a frank discussion on why women are underrepresented in tech. The one-hour special report called “Women to Watch” addresses the Kleiner Perkins sex discrimination lawsuit, work-life integration and why more women aren’t entering the field.
While high-profile hires at Yahoo! and Facebook made headlines this year, special correspondent Willow Bay reports that women represent just 3% of startups and 14% of computer science degrees. “The willingness to fund women is there. It’s that there aren’t enough women actually trying for that,” says Jessica Herrin, founder, Stella & Dot.
The four women who make up the roundtable include:
· Jessica Herrin – Founder and CEO, Stella & Dot
· Carolyn Everson – Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook
· Theresia Gouw Ranzetta – Managing Partner, Accel Partners
· Selina Tobaccowala – Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering, SurveyMonkey and founder of Evite.com
In addition, “Women to Watch” includes interviews with Susan Wojcicki, SVP of Product at Google and Padmasree Warrior, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer at Cisco.
“Women to Watch” is sponsored by Dell.