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Big News: Women Startup Challenge Launches European Pitch Competition

Did you know that funding disparities for women-led tech startups is a global issue? Only 10% of all global investor money goes to women-led startups, yet women-led companies yield a 35% higher return than those led by men.
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Wikimedia Launches New Program To Fight Online Harassment

Did you know that 40% of internet users, and as many as 70% of younger users have personally experienced harassment online? And more than half of people who reported experiencing harassment also reported decreasing their participation in the Wikimedia community.
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Holiday Charity Challenge Raises $5,611,626

Folks, the CrowdRise Holiday Charity Challenge recently ended. The Challenge is an annual crowdfunding competition that runs from November 22nd through January 5th, and raises millions of dollars for charities doing great work. The folks at CrowdRise worked with the nonprofits and, with your help, raised tons of money for lots of nonprofits.
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Resources for Helping Folks Who Are Homeless This Winter

It’s getting cold out there and this can mean bad news for anyone who doesn’t have a place to go. There are many services that help those who are homeless or without food and shelter.
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10 VR and AI Startups to Pitch at Google at Women Startup Challenge

Folks, I’ve been a partner in Women Who Tech’s Women Startup Challenge since they first launched this great initiative 18+ months ago.  They've been really serious and effective, helping to showcase and fund the best early stage women-led startups.
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7 Women-Led Startups in Robotics to Watch

I’m really looking forward to attending the Women Startup Challenge at Google in NYC on February 15, 2017 (stay tuned to get tickets!). I’m one of the sponsors for the challenge because, folks, this is an important issue to me.
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Nearly 4.8 Million Raised for the Holiday Charity Challenge

The Holiday Charity Challenge is an annual crowdfunding competition that runs from November 22nd through January 5th, and raises millions of dollars for charities doing great work. Collectively, nearly $4. 8M have been raised so far on CrowdRise. I've been a sponsor for a few years now and this year is no exception.
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New Poll Reveals Why People Didn't Vote in the Election

Every year, millions of Americans are discouraged, harassed and even forbidden from exercising their most fundamental right in an electoral democracy: the right to vote, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.
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How The Poynter Institute Plans to Help Journalism’s Ethics Problems

Guest blog post by Kelly McBride, Poynter

Journalism ethics evolve in a way that is unique to an unlicensed profession. Developments in the news industry’s policies and practices are often unpredictable and difficult to bring about.