Female tech entrepreneurs flourish in L.A.

Unimpeded by Silicon Valley’s cliquish culture, women are using their expertise in retail, entertainment, advertising and media to build digital companies in Southern California.


Female entrepreneurs have a dinner party in the Hollywood Hills.

Female entrepreneurs gather at the Hollywood Hills home of Susan Feldman, co-founder of shopping site One Kings Lane. L.A.-area women have been holding tech salons, lectures, dinners and cocktail hours designed to bolster the female entrepreneur community. (Lawrence K. Ho, Los Angeles Times / April 30, 2013)