Do you have a dream, a hobby, a passion, or a problem you want to solve and you think it could be a viable business? Do you want to know where to start and where the opportunities are? Or maybe you just want to hear about entrepreneurial women who are shaking up the the old boys club. Or why it’s important to encourage our daughters — and especially girls and women of color —  to pursue careers in business and technology.

This is 30 minutes you’ll want to make time for.

Join Liz for a seriously engaging, informative chat with Heather Cabot, former ABC News correspondent, part-time Columbia Graduate School of Journalism instructor, angel investor, Forbes business columnist, and co-author of Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech.

You don’t even have to be a techie! And we think you’ll learn a lot.

Take a listen right here, right now:

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Links from the Show

Geek Girl Rising is a great book about how women are changing the tech and business space

-The Geek Girl Rising website

-Order Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech on our affiliate Amazon, or find it at your local bookseller.

The Expressing Motherhood show where Liz, Kristen and Heather once shared their own motherhood stories.

-Why Uber hired Bozoma Saint John to bring in a female perspective to top management.

-Some of the women entrepreneurs we discussed on this episode: Erin Newkirk of Red Stamp; Debbie Sterling of Goldieblox;  Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss of Rent the Runway; Sheila Marciano of (a past Spawned sponsor!); Carley Roney of The Bump and The Knot; Julie Kerwin of I Am Elemental; Amanda Hesser of Food 52; social media writer and CNN contributor Rachel Sklar.

Only 2% of VC funds went to women-run companies in 2017. (WTF!)

-And only .02% of VC funds went to startups run by women of color (SERIOUSLYWTF)

-How women and people of color running startups are banding together.

You can also find Heather on the Geek Girl Rising Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter @cabotventures.

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Liz: Love is Love, the new picture book by Michael Genhart and Ken Min


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