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Leading Women in Tech

To commemorate Women’s History Month, we’re putting the spotlight on and celebrating five women pioneers in the technology field.

Marissa Evans Alden

Marissa Evans Alden

After founding Go Try It On, a photo-sharing app that allows users to upload photos of their outfits for feedback, Marissa co-founded Sawyer, a platform that allows parents to find and book the best classes for their kids in New York City. Sawyer takes the endless hours of research and coordination off of parents’ to-do lists and makes finding age-appropriate classes easy and hassle-free. Now mom’s and dad’s can spend more time around the dinner table, not hunting for the perfect class for little Jenna.

Source: Tech Crunch

Dr. Elizabeth Iorns

While studying at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Elizabeth had trouble finding scientists to collaborate or partner with on her research on immunology. In 2011, she co-founded Science Exchange, an online marketplace and source for outsourcing experiments. Elizabeth’s goal is to connect researchers with the world’s leading scientists and innovators. Tens of thousands of research projects have been completed through Science Exchange and thanks to Elizabeth and her vision, the world of science is more accessible than ever before.

Source: Fast Company

Elizabeth Iorns

Julia Collins Zume Pizza

Julia Collins

Julia’s mission when she co-founded Zume Pizza in 2015 was to bring healthy, fast food available to everyone on earth. Zume blends technology automation and patented en-route cooking, delivering pizza to customers at the peak of freshness and flavor without added preservatives or sugar. The idea of en-route cooking is what fueled Julia to start Zume, her goal is to reshape the healthy food landscape by giving customers wider access to fresh, good-for-you ingredients. Mangia mangia!

Source: The Verge

Whitney Wolfe Herd

Bumble began as a dating app and has morphed into a friend finder and networking facilitator, all under the direction of founder Whitney Wolfe Herd. After leaving Tinder, Whitney launched Bumble and it exploded on the market in 2014, capitalizing on “the Sadie Hawkins method” which empowers women to make the first move. Her approach revolutionized how people connect online, we’d swipe right!

Source: Fortune

Whitney Wolfe Herd Bumble

Stacy Brown Philpot TaskRabbit

Stacy Brown Philpot

Have bookshelves that need to be put together or furniture moved? TaskRabbit has you covered. Stacy Brown Philpot is the woman at the helm of the 8 year old company that connects local freelance labor to consumers who need a hand. Now expanded into the United States and United Kingdom, TaskRabbit has over 60,000 “Taskers” who assist with running errands, fixing your sink, or yes, even standing in line so you don’t have to!

Source: Forbes