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Quick Look: Seeking Female Founders In The Tech Startup Scene

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Following up on the girls in tech field is this NPR story about women funding startup companies.

From the article: "Why aren't women already out there turning their ideas into companies? The answer is complex, says Sharon Vosmek, the CEO of a nonprofit called Astia that helps women develop their business ideas. Vosmek says a lot of research indicates that women lack confidence. When a woman gets a C in calculus, for instance, she may figure she's bad at math, but that's not necessarily so for a guy. "A young man with the same grade will perceive that he's a math whiz," Vosmek says. "He'll use it in the furtherance of his career, to negotiate a higher salary and actually to have higher aspirations." And starting your own company often requires a big dose of confidence, Vosmek says.