can enable more women to break through largely unacknowledged
barriers in New Economy careers and entrepreneurship?
CEO, Interpretech LLC. Former Deputy to the Associate Director,
Technology, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
J. Pari Sabet
Director, Technology Policy Group, Ohio Supercomputing Center
in New Economy enterprises face many of the same barriers
as their counterparts in Old Economy businesses. The most
significant differences for New Economy entrepreneurs may
be the even smaller number of women in technology than in
other business fields and the assumption that women are averse
to the high risk culture of new economy entrepreneurship.
women working in traditional and New Economy technology companies
and economic development, and graduate students considering
various career tracks focused their attention on three
areas affecting women in New Economy enterprises: the sociology
of business, access to capital and institutional change. Throughout
these discussions, participants sought to identify unacknowledged
as well as acknowledged barriers. The group looked for ways
in which issues facing women in new economy enterprises and
successful strategies of response might be applicable to other
explored the sometimes competing agendas for "surviving
and thriving" individually and changing the institution
for a broader population.