Truly humbled and honored to be among the collection of female scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians worldwide who are making historic contributions to their fields and sharing their remarkable stories of impact in this new book. We are the Internet of Women, a new book just out on Amazon.
From over 30 countries, stories in the collection range from an entrepreneur in Dubai partnering with private and public sector entities to accelerate blockchain technology to a young British woman moving to Silicon Valley to launch an artificial intelligence investment platform.
A few of my friends and colleagues have reviewed the book and say:
“The Internet of Women, are just that ensemble. Looking beyond the horizon” –Amy Redford, President, and Clare Munn, CoFounder, both of Boxspring Entertainment
“I am seeing increasing numbers of women in top management positions. Google is forcefully correcting compensation asymmetry as it establishes equal pay for equal work” –Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
“The Internet of Women is well positioned to become a frontrunner of economic growth” –David Nordfors, CEO IIIJ and co-chair i4j Innovation for Jobs
My chapter “Equality Engineering Investment and More” explores the concept of how and why hacking bias in investment and technology development and engineering is about ROI beyond the societal argument.
Study after study (28,000 executives at 3,000 companies in 40 countries) shows women-led private technology companies and public companies are more capital-efficient, achieve 35 percent higher return on investment, generate an average return on equity of 10.1 percent per year, have higher valuations, stronger stock performance, higher payouts of dividends. (1)
Boston-based Quantopian looked at how well Fortune 1000 companies led by women performed compared to the S&P 500 over a 12-year period. That comparison showed that the 80 women CEOs during those 12 years produced equity returns 226% better than the S&P 500.(2)
We’re performing better then our male counterparts, but still we rank only deserving of 11% of the available majority of venture capital from one of the world’s largest capital pipelines for start-ups in the world (Y-Combinator was my example).
No more talk. It’s equity time.
I hope you buy this book and consume the stories that are the roadmap for how women of the internet are changing the world and disrupting the definition of value in the next wave of the intelligent, bias-free internet, the Internet of Humans.
PS…my fellow co-founder, Chief Operations Officer and learning system brilliant Jeannie Kim-Han shares pages in this book, too!
(1) (Women 2.0) 2013 and Credit Suisse: Examined more than 4,200 companies between December 2009 and August 2015, is in sync with a September 2014 report from Credit Suisse that also found a link between companies with more female executives and higher returns on equity—as well as higher valuations, stronger stock performance and higher payouts of dividends.
(2) Quantopian, a Boston-based trading platform based on crowdsourced algorithms, pitted the performance of Fortune 1000 companies that had women CEOs between 2002 and 2014 against the S&P 500’s performance during that same period. (Global nonprofit women’s issues researcher Catalyst compiled the list of women CEOs used in the simulation.)” March, 2015