PAUSE: Stories of tech, marketing, fairness, hormones

Jory Des Jardins
Stories of tech, marketing, fairness, hormones
Created 15 Jun 2021
  • A History of the Underclass of the Internet: Women
    27 Jul 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    “…sexism is the ideology that supports patriarchal social relations, but misogyny enforces it when there’s a threat of that system going away.” --Kate Manne: Professor of Philosophy at Cornell Univers...
  • Living Deliberately
    19 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Rory Gilmore, right, in her first career identity crisis. I might even have that hat. Image: Netflx. I never watched Gilmore Girls when it came out in the early 2000s. I caught an episode while at my ...
  • Working Off the Grid
    06 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 0 1
    Photo by Wolfgang Hasselmann on Unsplash. I was reading a LinkedIn post by an airline pilot who, grounded and unemployed during the Pandemic, found myriad ways to pay the bills, from grocery delivery ...
  • Moderation
    21 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 1 1
    Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash “Hey Killer B’s! It’s Pahla B’s Weight Loss for Women over 50 Series, Day 19!” My dear friend and former next door neighbor, we’ll call her Wanda, had told me about Pah...
  • Stories of tech, marketing, fairness, hormones
    15 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to PAUSE: Stories of tech, marketing, fairness, hormones by me, Jory Des Jardins. Entrepreneur | Investor | Advisor | Operator | Storyteller | Dustkicker | Twin | Mother | Gemini | Human Sign ...
  • Was it me?
    02 Feb 2018 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Analyzing one of the most pervasive and disturbing forms of dysfunctional communication infecting business today — Professional Ghosting Ten years ago I was in the process of setting up a NYC-based of...
  • Intentions for 2018
    18 Jan 2018 • 4 min read
    BlogHer Founders, The San Jose Mercury News, 2006. Post-Inkling. In January 2005 I had quit my marketing/business development job to pursue an inkling. Perhaps it was slightly more than an inkling: I ...
  • Why VC is Broken … for some of us
    19 Dec 2017 • 10 min read
    I know, I know — we have a gender parity issue in VC — both on the investor and entrepreneur sides. And while the conversations around unconscious bias and exploited power dynamics have been helpful i...
  • When helping women reach parity in tech becomes obsessive
    21 Nov 2017 • 3 min read
    Sample classroom assignment. Identity of the homework-doer obscured Or … adventures volunteering in my daughter’s 1st Grade classroom. One of the gifts that comes with consulting is a flexible schedul...
  • I fucked up. I’m sorry
    23 Jul 2017 • 3 min read
    No, this isn’t another apology from a male VC; it’s a woman’s attempt to stop blaming herself and get about the business of change. Four years ago I appeared on CNN representing BlogHer, and, I suppos...