just a quote

I have the privelege of being on a listserv with a group of women.  It is the brilliance behind Rachael Sklar.  How to create a community pronto with a bunch of smart women who have the same sensibility and can help each other. 

Today there was an email circulating about an event that Bloomberg is putting on.  It is quite a large panel of men and the title of the event is Bloomberg Empowered Entrepreneur Summit.       

Kind of amazing that in the entire tech community, they couldn't find more than one women who could show a completely different angle of the tech world.  It is unfortunate that the panel was not able to find some women who could give as much to the conversation as the wonderful group of people they have put together.  For more reasons than I can name, it is important that women are represented in this community as equals because we do not want to become a community that represents corporate America.  That would be most unfortunate and that is one of the many reasons none of us are in that world.  We are the ones that are working on breaking the mold and setting the platform for the next generation.  Let's do it. 

I always try to look at the positive and not focus on the negative.  But this does not sit well with me and I would hope it doesn't represent the world that Bloomberg wants to create in NYC.  I would assume that once he moves from being mayor he will take his hard-earned wealth and change the landscape of NYC. Let's hope it is a balanced world.  

The thread I will not share with the public but I did grab one quote which I thought was spot on from todays listserv.  I won't share the person who wrote it.

I would def love to be a part of this. I got this invitation as well and tossed it when i saw the list of all males.