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Women in STEM: Interview with Shaherose Charania of Women 2.0

Shaherose Charania of Women 2.0


While some high-profile women--like Sheryl Sandberg at Facebook, or Marissa Meyer at Yahoo--have made it to the top of the tech world, few women are waiting to succeed them.In 2010, women earned JUST 18% of computer science degrees. And while women are the main users of online social networking and e-commerce, most leaders of these companies are men.

Shaherose Charania is co-founder and CEO of Women 2.0, a company that offers networking events, conferences, and online tools with the aim of increasing the presence of women in the tech world. KALW’s Jen Chien spoke with Charania about the company's beginnings and the future of women in tech.

SHAHEROSE CHARANIA: I've seen it time and time again. A female joins a startup and the culture just switches like you wouldn't believe. 

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