When complimenting my friends creative matching of plaid shirt/ striped tie, I was told- I’m Power Clashing. Thanks Jack Donaghy
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Hyper-feminism? Yuck. It’s raining men!
As a single young female in the tech startup world, you’d think I’d bask in the atmosphere of ‘go get ‘em’- type fellas around, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. The minimum amount of females in my latest business encounters has begun to make me question respectable equality.
I don’t claim to be disrespected or disregarded merely because I’m a female. I don’t suggest that chivalry be diminished so that we are all equal in all regards. To stereotype (those of you that have ever heard one of my PC rants may be jaws open now), I understand and embrace the differences between our sexes. I love my female body, my feminine ability to dance gracefully and genuinely enjoy certain domestic activities that feed into the ‘women duties; of the 1950s. I recognize that men are generally more physically athletic and don’t even mind taking the backseat to a man- to- man conversation when appropriate.
Cue the issue of bitch and debate.
Recently I’ve noticed more differentiating responses between business encounters involving both Dalton and me. Granted, he tends to speak in a much more ‘I’m Alpha’ tone and less playful approach to developing relationships than I, so certain responses are invited. I tend to add the playful examples to relate a topic of interest. The common denominator- Business conversations are business conversations. Partners and partners. Not partner and partness. So I deserve equal eye contact from Investors and VC- types, right?
Not every time, no. But certain instances have stuck in my mind. So I’ll share. Please forgive me if I seem to ramble, but I’m in a tech-focused town with a tech-focused life, and little ‘girl time’, ‘me time’ or stress relieving time, that I have become accustomed to adoring.
Aside from the sporadic realization of brushed off comments, or smiles directed at me versus company analysis directed at Dalton, I generally accept certain differences in interactions to be a southern way of chivalry being intwined into the business world. Until this morning. In discussion of an upcoming meeting with a ultra-connected female Austinite… I invited a male to join. The idea that I’d share this opportunity for connection and networking seemed to me a polite inclusion for business purposes. Whether or not this connection has a penis, didn’t really cross my mind for the outcome and benefit of getting to know this in-tuned techie. The response I got from the invitation?
"I don’t think I need to be there. I have a feeling y’all are going to get in to an hour long girl talk and I’ll be sitting there…"
Really? Please let me know if I am wrong in feeling as if I just got scooped up with a “Get in the Kitchen, Woman!” type bulldozer. Or if I am following in my usual attempt to become the real life Jessie Spano from Saved by the Bell and this business meeting discussion was not a real life experience of “You Pig!” to Slater, let me know.
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Where do you find your niche market of events? Do you look on Facebook, read The Chronicle, search Do512, listen to the new Austin360 radio? Whatever is free? I use my app. Well, I can’t take all the credit. Chase Boytim and Dalton Dean dragged me into this brilliant idea and I’ve been claiming it as mine ever since. So this ZeneScene idea. Connecting everyone to the events they want… for free! I know, I know- why add another app or connector to your phone or frequented sites? What about ads, spam mail, intrusive posts? Nope, not from us. I’ll explain why to use ZeneScene for everything Austin event related. Because it’s about pure connection and exposure of what you want a look into.
Consider the ZeneScene app a crystal ball showing you events, events, events. How many live music events does Austin provide us each day? Zillions. Do you include street performances, karaoke, impromptu belts from strangers? Maybe.
What about soccer games, social leagues for sand volleyball, jello wrestling (I know some of you are giggling now)?
Events for sports.
Events for gardening.
Events for music.
Events for food.
Events for art.
Events for coffee.
Events for wine.
Events for water.
Events with a view.
It’s all there. The more you use your app the more we have the chance to recommend things you’re interested in. Events. Photos. Friends. Maps. Directories.
You can see what’s going on that is important to you. Have a look inside what we’ve got. You’re gonna like it there.
ZeneScene available for iPhone and Android.