Igniting High-Tech Women Entrepreneurs: Women 2.0

Women in tech who are ready to light their idea on fire need to know about Women 2.0.

Right now, less than five percent of tech startups are founded by women. Since Women 2.0 came on the male-dominated startup scene in Silicon Valley in 2006, it has continued to garner attention and gain traction. Its sole purpose is fueling more and more female entrepreneurs worldwide with disruptive ideas in tech. It does through workshops, events, coaching, its dynamic community, site and resources, conferences, and its annual PITCH startup competition where the winner gets an invaluable startup package.

Co-Founders Angie Chang and Shaherose Charania were tech entrepreneurs themselves who, after spending time in Silicon Valley and seeing how much women were the minority in tech, wanted to see other women like them get the support they need to have thriving a business. Since starting Women 2.0, they’ve helped spark more than 300 women-owned startups and helped equip, inspire, and encourage thousands of female entrepreneurs.

Women 2.0 Co-Founders Angie Chang and Shaherose Charania.

Their hope is Women 2.0 will develop smarter, wiser entrepreneurs who will make their mark. As they work to provide tech women with the best resources, network and encouragement possible, they hope women will believe in themselves, feel equipped and take the leap.

“Our goal is to be obsolete,” Shaherose said. “When there are enough women starting companies, we won’t need to exist.”

For would-be female founders, their advice is: “Just try, try, try, and if you fail, try again. And if you fail again, try again. In the end, we do this because we’re convinced that more women founders make the world a better place.”

We love what they’re up to and hope you will engage, connect and avail yourself of them as they continue to grow in metropolitan cities across the United States and globally. Look to women2.com for great articles, bring Founder Friday to your city, and more.

Follow Women 2.0 on Twitter, or its blog network in Spanish, Ellas 2.0. You can also follow the Women 2.0 leadership team on Twitter: Angie, Shaherose, Sepideh, and Patricia. Find them on Facebook or as they blog regularly on Forbes.

Interested in other organizations for women in tech? Check out AstiaGirls in Tech, and Girls Who Code.I

Sources: Fast Company, USA Today, SF Gate

Here at The Way Women Work, we collaborate with, amplify and support Business and Professional Women’s networks all over the world. We will spotlight these organizations on a regular basis and share their great work in advancing the careers and businesses of women in their countries. Learn more about these organizations here.


Erin Risner

Director of Community Engagement

Writer. Creative. Brand Strategist. Content Curator. Social Media and Marketing Maven. Passionate about connecting with women around the world and telling their success stories.