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Latest writing, press coverage, podcasts, and presentations.

Human Resource Executive

The "Future of Work" is Here - Are You?

Allison interviews Ian White, Co-founder and CEO of Charthop on the future of work post-COVID.

Forbes

5 Things The Future of Work Is Not

HR veterans from IBM, Visa, and Disney shares insights on what the workplace will look like in a post-COVID world.

Forbes

The Science of Building a Venture Capital Fund

Success in venture capital is more than just making good investments.

Forbes

Fundraising? Learn To Play The Long Game.

The process of raising a VC fund can be similar to raising capital for a startup, except it takes 5-10+ years to demonstrate traction.

Business Insider

Women are leaving the workforce in droves — and companies will suffer

Here are 5 urgent steps employers must take to help women succeed in the workplace.

SemperVirens Venture Capital

Q&A with Allison Baum Gates on SemperVirens Executive Advisory Board

Allison talks about building a better future of work alongside the largest, most forward-thinking employers in America.

Forbes

LP Perspectives: Zooming Through 2020 and What to Expect in 2021

For an industry defined by ten-year funds, long feedback loops, and slow-moving decision makers, venture capital has been changing very quickly.

Silicon Republic

Will 2021 Be The Year of Alternative Compensation?

Covid-19 and remote working have been a catalyst for alternative benefits.

Future Work/Life

Opportunities (and challenges) of the 'Flipped Workplace'

A flipped workplace is better for both employers and employees because it optimizes for productivity, not presence.

Take My Advice

Podcast: The Future of Work and Venture Capital

Challenges and opportunities that existed before 2020 are now rapidly accelerating.

Preqin Academy

Careers in VC: Q&A with Allison Baum Gates

Being successful requires the ability to balance the complex relationship between our two customer bases: our LPs and our portfolio founders.

Forbes

Three Leadership Skill Shifts For 2021 and Beyond

2020 has brought us many crises but has also offered leaders numerous learning opportunities.

Forbes

The Secret Rules Of Venture Capital, According to the People That Fund Them

Diversity in venture capital requires revealing the unwritten rules of the industry.

Forbes

Venture Capital At A Crossroads: Change Or Be Forgotten

If the industry doesn’t tread carefully, its short-term gains could pave the way to long-term self-destruction.

The EdTech Podcast

Podcast: Investor Special - The Future of Work Experiment

"If you really want to change how people work in the long run, you need to change their incentives."

PitchBook

Quarterly VC funding for female founders drops to three-year low

"Dollars are being disproportionately allocated to experienced founders and this disadvantages minorities and women who do not have the same pre-existing reputation and network."

Business Insider

Google wants to train you to become a UX designer in 6 months

"In addition to expanding your skill set with a certificate program, build your network and invest in relationships that will help you progress your career."

Medium

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Permanently Flipped Workplace

The biggest challenge is creating a playbook that addresses a universal need for clarity while also preserving agility in the face of constantly changing circumstances.

Medium

The “future of work” becomes “work”

Technology is transforming work into a digital, distributed, and data-driven reality.

Medium

The Rise of the XSMB and the end of corporate jobs that we hate

5 Reasons Why Micro-Businesses Will Define the Future of Work

Quartz

Extra-small businesses are an appealing escape from the corporate jobs we hate

If the past decade in tech was defined by unicorns, here are five reasons why the next decade will be shaped by XSMBs.

Medium

Five Tempting Myths of Raising VC Funding

A few key misconceptions derailing pitches day after day.

Inc.

VC to Ambitious Women: Don't Lean In. Quit and Do Your Own Thing.

An investor and an author argue that for most women, "leaning out" beats "leaning in."

Medium

A VC Goes To Washington

What’s Happening in DC and Why You Need to Pay Attention

Medium

Investing in the Future of Work

The What, Why, and How of Technology’s Transformation of the Workplace

VentureBeat

The people around you create the soundtrack for professional success (or failure)

As investors, entrepreneurs, and colleagues, we must create our soundtrack with care.

PMCA

How the Flipped Classroom Model Can Reset the Workplace

The future of work depends on universally embracing the flipped workspace

Quartz

Now is the time to implement the flipped workplace at scale

The same breakthrough that revolutionized the classroom should also be applied to the office

Quartz

Now is the time to implement the flipped workplace at scale

When considering the construct of the educational and professional worlds, I have always wondered, “Does it really have to be this way?” The answer is no.

Medium

Venture Capital: A Lady’s Job?

In spite of the fact it is indeed a male dominated industry, technology is not an inherently masculine endeavor.

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