Women in Tech

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A frequent target of online threats herself, Arlington resident and software engineer Brianna Wu is as mad as anyone that SXSW Interactive canceled a discussion of the harassment of women in gaming proposed for its upcoming conference. But she has found a silver lining to the cloud surrounding the tech culture conference since: Conversations about the harassment of women online have finally become a big-ticket issue that can no longer be ignored.More →

A smart-looking handbag can make you look good, but a smart handbag can do much more for you.

The 314, a luxury handbag made in Italy with technology designed at MIT, is both good-looking and smart – and is poised to hit the market soon. The bag can charge your cellphone or any other USB-enabled device, and light up when you are rummaging through its insides. Plus, it can order a power pack refill before the system runs out of juice. And no, you don’t have to plug in your handbag every night.More →

On Thursday night MIT held its first Women in Innovation and Entrepreneurship networking reception in the sparse and modern Gagosian-like gallery space of the MIT Media Lab.

The event was organized and hosted by two of MIT’s most prominent women in tech, Erika Ebbel Angle, founder and chairman of Science for Scientists, and Marina Hatsopoulos, founder and former chief executive of Z Corporation. These leading women entrepreneurs, along with keynote speaker Cynthia Breazeal, did not mince words as they took the podium. They were direct about their intention to improve the opportunities for women in tech. And they provided perspectives on running the million dollar companies they founded at MIT over the past few years.More →