Beneath these averages are some demographic differences. For many years, researchers found that women were happier than men, although recent studies contend that the gap has narrowed or may even have been reversed.
As startups, mega-corporations, and governments strain to promote women leaders in technology, new evidence suggests that the relative timidity of women may simply be a function of voting procedure. When men outnumber women, groups who strive towards consensus decisions, rather than majority rule, see greater female participation.
BeauCoo, the Calgary, Canada-based startup that wants to make it easier for women to discover new styles, brands and stores and shop for clothes online by matching them with other women who have a similar body type, just launched its Android app.
Over the past few years, Women 2.0 has become one of the most reliable places to find stories from female entrepreneurs, successful and otherwise. It has also, according to co-founder and CEO Shaherose Charania, become a profitable business.
That's particularly surprising since the Women 2.0 site doesn't run any advertising.
In the open source world, a women-only event seems counter-intuitive. Yet I am finding reasons for such events the more I attend them.At the OpenStack Summit, a twice-a-year event where OpenStack contributors get together to plan the next release, the Women of OpenStack group has set up events where we invite the women first.
TheLi.st co-founders Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol have apparently voted for themselves as #2 on Lucky Magazine's list of "The Top 25 Most Stylish Women In Tech."
The list, which includes Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer (twice!), is heavy on the East Coast women, which, if you believe my Secret feed, are generally more attractive and fashionable than San Francisco women. Read More
According to July 2010 research from Northwestern University, older women who are obese, especially around the hips, are more likely to have problems remembering than do other women. It is better to be apple-shaped than pear-shaped for women when it comes to memory.