I chat with Angie Chang, co-founder of Women 2.0 and the organizer of Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners. We talk about the support both organizations give to geeky women, how to retain women in tech fields, and how boys can get involved.
Angie’s website’s can be found here!
Angie Chang is a startup junkie, product manager, web/UI designer, and Internet marketing guru. She also likes: going to shows, eating out in Berkeley, solving problems, and wearing hosiery with skirts and coats. Angie bridges the gap between technology and feminism by organizing events that increase the status of women in technology, and then marketing them to the startup and large tech company ecosystem. Since January 2006, she has been managing Women 2.0’s brand, website, and marketing strategy. The mission of Women 2.0 is to increase the number of female founders of tech startups, by funneling women into a pre-incubator program to validate business ideas and also driving women to attend Startup Weekend hackathons through global Women 2.0 Founder Friday mixers. And because not every girl geek has dreams of being a female founder of a tech startup, Angie has been organizing Girl Geek Dinners in the Bay Area since January 2008, asking that guys come as the “+1″ for once. Girl Geek Dinner sponsoring companies include Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Polyvore, and LOLapps. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley.