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Jennifer Shaw
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You might have been wondering where I’ve been over the past few months. No, I haven’t been watching Broad City, hibernating in sweatpants every day (well, maybe there was that one day, but onward!).

I’ve mainly been heads down, thinking about the year (or five) ahead, and quickly determined it was high-time the original NYTechWomen community started thinking even bigger, and expanded its impact for women interested in tech. So, alongside the Bella Minds team, I've decided to make a big decision and fold the NYTechWomen events calendar into the broader reach (and mission) of Bella Minds.

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We're making this move simply because it was the most logical decision--the missions were highly overlapped, the teams were shared, and one directly engages the other. Many have even said, "What took you so long?"

What was once a small idea, turned great side project, is now a national movement and I'm ecstatic to watch it grow even more.

Through Bella Minds, we’re going to begin this new chapter with multiple celebrations!

We'll be hosting a special edition #ManicMonday next week, an International Women's Day #SocialSunday Brunch on March 8th, and follow it up through the month by offering our proven, impactful Mastermind program to a select group of NYC-based, ambitious members. Our Mastermind takes traditional NYTechWomen events to the next level of making meaningful connections. It is more than a handshake, a business card and some small talk - it’s a killer combination of trust, education, action and accountability.

As always, we will be keeping events small, but meaningful. Get your RSVP in now to for the opportunities that lie ahead (why not all three, right?). We’ll be announcing more details during these events, and we look forward to answering all your questions when we see you!
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Really excited to see +Aparna Pappu #keynote at today's Google #womentechmakers #IWD2015 summit! #WTM15 I'm in such amazing company, inspired beyond imagination! 
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March 10: YWCA NYC Women's History Month Breakfast Panel Series: Local Leaders

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the YW will host a series of breakfast panel discussions on “Leadership and Generosity: A Call to Action." The second panel will look at "Local Leaders" featuring Sheelah A. Feinberg, Jennifer Jones Austin, Cecilia Clarke, Maya Wiley, Akiba Solomon and Anne Williams-Isom. 
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the YW will host a series of breakfast panel discussions on “Leadership and Generosity: A Call to Action.' Our second panel will look at 'Local Leaders' featuring Sheelah A. Feinberg, Jennifer Jones Austin, Cecilia Clarke, Maya Wiley, Akiba Solomon and Anne Williams-Isom. We would love to see you there!
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The Crossroads of Should and Must
This is a story about two roads — Should and Must. It’s a pep talk for anyone who’s chosen Should for far too long — months, years, maybe a lifetime — and feels like it’s about time they gave Must a shot


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This is a story about two roads — Should and Must. It’s a pep talk for anyone who’s chosen Should for far too long — mon…
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It might come as a shock when existing influencers and leaders within your topic's ecosystem don't join and support your noble community efforts. It's easy to understand. If you're an influencer, it's likely the existing ecosystem works well for you....
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A friend of mine recently asked me if I was looking for something that was more 40 hours a week -- my only response was that if there were 40 hours in a day, I'd still need more. 
 
Q: What is your current challenge?
A: Time is the enemy of every start-up. There’s always more to do than there are hours in the day.....
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If you think living in #NYC  can be tough, try operating a #BrickandMortar  business in NYC. Or #Chicago   or #SanFrancisco !
Between construction, street closings, fines, pests, regulation changes--knowledge is power for #smallbusiness  owners!

Know someone who runs a business? Many small businesses are still hard to reach without going door-to-door. My dear dear friends +Aileen Gemma Smith and Chris Smith with their company +Vizalytics Technology Incorporated  created the +Mind My Business app that puts tons of #opendata  in the palms of storekeepers. 

If you support #Startups , especially with a #LadyBoss  give them a look-through, and a like! Over 700k  businesses need them!

http://www.producthunt.com/e/500-startups-batch-10
Introducing 500 Startups Batch 10
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Honored to be among Chicago's 100 Tech & Innovation Leaders by the Tribune. Check out Blue Sky Vault! 
When Nicole Yeary couldn't get her healthcare startup funded in 2011, she launched a Facebook group for women facing the same challenge. As she added offline education and networking events, Ms. Tech, co-founded with Lisa Russell, was established. Ms. Tech's goal is to help women “start and ...
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Reason #3: Not only is the panel free to attend but co-host, BNY Mellon, provides a nice breakfast spread so you won’t be hungry while tweeting all of the jewels of wisdom that are sure to be given during the panel discussion. 

#STEM  
The Women in Tech panel is set for March 3. Here's why you don't want to miss it.
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Sigh, email. My latest "Message In An Email Bottle" on #Linkedin  

 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/message-email-bottle-kelly-ho
5 Email Templates appeared in my Twitter feed this am.Email. At once our communication lifeline and at the same time the absolute bane of our professional existence. It is my most essential app (and truth be told why I miss my Blackberry) yet I, like so many people, agonize over dealing with email.Why?Simple - there is a person (and likely a consequence) behind every email. An ask, answer, outcome. Until we "get" the email there is possibility ...
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Very lucky to count many of these women as friends! +Kelly Hoey, +Adda Birnir, +Vanessa Hurst, +Sara Chipps, +milena berry  

THANKS FOR BEING AWESOME!! <3 The world needs you!

#WomenCreate   #WomenTechmakers  
 
Are you following these women in tech on Twitter? Update who you follow to include their insights, expertise and tech know-how! 

http://m.alleywatch.com/latest/1419-35-amazing-women-in-tech-to-follow-on-twitter
Hey tech rookies, have you ever gotten advice like this? “You need to get involved in the tech community. Start talking with your tech idols on Twitter. Develop a social media presence so people know you want to code.” Me, too. The thing is, when you’re first starting out, you don’t know WHO to follow on Twitter. Sure, you can Google “important women in tech,” but that will probably pull up the big names, like Sheryl Sandberg, Virginia Rometty, S...
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Early Bird Gets The Worm: Talk to me about: Technology, Women's Studies, Economic Development, Small Business, Remote Employment, Ageism, Sexism, Education, Crowdfunding, & Analytics.  Lover of yoga, cooking brunch and sunrises. If you really love me you’ll take me anywhere that serves great wine.

I am equal parts social engineer, digital analyst and profession-focused educator. I strive to create an open environment that inspires and connects people. My extensive achievements as Founder of NYTechWomen and Bella Minds and as former Senior Data Analyst for comScore give me a great combination of corporate and startup branding, analytic and relationship experience.

I love being a redhead: I will always be the fiery & adventurous readhead with tons of passion for life and all it has to offer.

I love being a geek: As long as it does what I want it to do, when I want it to--I'm a fan. 

I love learning: Simply put, I want information to have a surviving value. 

I love to teach: My main focus is teaching technology to non-techies.

I love finding the answer: The destination is fun, but it's all about the journey. 

I love data: I have an undying thirst for information and the data that generates it. 


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Aunt to six amazing (redheaded) young women, Moved to NYC on a whim
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