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She’s All That: Stories of Women in Law and Technology—Sarah Lacy, Founder of PandoDaily

Meet Sarah Lacy: Memphis native, mother of two, and founder and editor-in-chief of the Silicon Valley and technology-focused web publication PandoDaily.  The name of her company comes from her fascination with a colony of trees in Utah called the Pando trees, known to be the largest and oldest known living organism.  In describing why she started PandoDaily, Sarah explains how no matter what happens above ground, the Pando tree root system stays alive and continually shoots up new trees, and how it’s a perfect metaphor for what she loves about Silicon Valley: “It's not just individual hot startups of-the-moment; it's…

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She’s All That: Stories of Women in Law and Technology—Sharon Wienbar, Partner at Scale VP

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to build a venture capital firm or how venture capitalists make investment decisions (and how attorneys play a role in the process), you’ll find an inside look below, where Sharon Wienbar, Partner at Scale Ventures Partners, shares her insights and her story.  Sharon has led investments in mobile and internet companies at ScaleVP since 2001, and is a female partner in an industry where fewer than 5% of venture capital firm partners are women.  She holds an A.M. and an A.B. in Engineering from Harvard University, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate…

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She’s All That: Stories of Women in Law and Technology—Lily Robinton of Ravel Law

Lily Robinton is Legal Developer & Counsel at Ravel Law, which is a new search, analytics, and visualization platform for lawyers. Ravel spun out of a collaboration among Stanford University's Law School, Computer Science Department, and d.school in 2012. When she’s not engrossed in helping to build Ravel Law and reveling in startup life, Lily can be found at an early a.m. November Project workout, playing with her dog Luna, or painting mermaids. How would you describe Ravel Law?  What are some of its key features?   Ravel helps attorneys of all types do their jobs better in different ways. …

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She’s All That: Stories of Women in Law and Technology—What if Women Ran Silicon Valley?

In 2010, when I was still working in NYC, New York Magazine published a thought-provoking article titled, “What if Women Ran Wall Street?” that examined issues like whether bubbles are a “male phenomenon,” whether Lehman would still exist if it had been called Lehman Sisters instead of Lehman Brothers, and the connection between testosterone and risk taking.  At times I have returned to thinking about the article and its “what if” ponderings as I’ve observed my surroundings over the years, and now that I practice in the ever innovating, yet similarly risk-rewarding, male-dominated world of Silicon Valley, I have often…

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