I love Sklar because she has been making it her personal mission to Change the Ratio, and get more women in key positions in tech companies. From that effort was born TheLi.st, a private network of women founders, journalists, strategists, execs, activists, and makers which Sklar co-founded with fellow writer/editor Glynnis MacNicol. TheLi.st quickly grew into a massive hub where fellow amazing women could find partners, sponsors, funders, new jobs, even new hires, and feel like they’re a part of a strong network, a sisterhood, or as Sklar calls it –
“this posse of total ninja rock stars”
Now these women of TheLi.st are eager to tell their stories and help even more women. They recently published a collection of essays on Kindle called The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women, which (not surprisingly) sold extremely well. So I couldn’t agree with Sklar more when she says that,
“there is a wildly underserved market for smart stories from smart women.”
In fact, that’s the very reason why I started Tough Cookie. And that’s why I’m telling you about Sklar and TheLi.st. Because these stories need to be told, and women need to know that we are not alone. There are many many more of us out there – strong, awesome, rockstar women who can do anything we set our minds to.
So come on Tough Cookies!
Let’s work with each other, not against one another. Only together can we change the ratio.
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