Highlights of This Episode:
- Why blogging is still very democratic, even though it might seem harder to get started now than it was 10 years ago
- Why “progressive” tech companies are often not as progressive as they think they are
- Issues that tech companies need to think about when hiring
- Why the standard argument – that we don’t have enough women earning Computer Science degrees – doesn’t hold water
- Problems that female founders often face when looking for investors
- Why bootstrapper entrepreneurship is often a much more appealing option for women than it is for men
- How women game critics, and even women game developers, are being attacked and threatened
- How consumers can responsibly place some pressure on the companies they buy from
“As long as people are putting words to paper or to computer, people are going to continue reading.” –Thursday Bram (Click to share – thanks!)
About Thursday Bram:
Thursday Bram comes from a family of entrepreneurs and has always expected to run her own business. Straight out of college, she did just that. She is a full-time freelancer, covering small business and personal finance topics. She’s been blogging for over 10 years and has written for Go Daddy, Entrepreneur magazine, and a variety of other publications. She is also the co-founder and chief word nerd at Urgency, Inc., an online marketing agency focused on technical clients.
Like all of the guests on the show, Thursday is a true renaissance soul. Her current interests include diversity in tech, the use of punctuation, crypto currencies, analytics’ impact on content strategy, GIFs, and open-source business models. In her off time, Thursday is also a co-founder of PDX Shelter, a Portland-based nonprofit startup, and an organizer at PyLadies PDX, an all-women Python user group.
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Urgency, Inc.
- Entrepreneur Magazine
- PDX Shelter
- PyLadies PDX
- Kathy Sierra
- Anita Sarkeesian
- Startup Weekend
- Matthew Fountain
- Thursday Bram’s Website
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