The tech industry has been evolving throughout the years and women have been steeping up to the plate to face some of the industries largest challenges. Equal opportunities and representation has given women the chance to make waves across the globe through their products and platforms. Take a look at these 4 inspiring entrepreneurs changing the tech industry this year!
Serial entrepreneur, Sophia Amoruso, is most formerly known as the former Nasty Gal CEO and GirlBoss Founder has created her own form of rags-to-riches story which was all encapsulated in her autobiography “#Girlboss”. Now, she has expanded her empire with the launch of a new LinkedIn inspired platform, designed specifically for women! Amoruso designed this platform to connect users to real-time mentors. Similar to Reddit, users can ask and answer questions about a variety of topics from business to career. The GirlBoss community can search other women by city, industry, keyword, location, etc.
Edith Harbaugh has had a prominent career in product, engineering, and marketing for consumer and enterprise startups. Her most recent development is LaunchDarkly. This software was built as a feature management platform that any business can use to test, manage, and provision software features. Additionally, the platform allows companies to make different features available to select groups without shipping everything to everyone at the same time. Most recently, LaunchDarkly raised $21 million to help companies test and control the different software features.
Elsa Bernadotte is the cofounder of Karma app which connects grocery stores, cafes, and restaurants with those who want to buy unsold food at discounted prices. The Stockholm-based startup offers a marketplace that helps restaurants and grocery stores reduce food waste by selling unsold food at a discount direct to consumers. You simply register your location with the iOS or Android app and can browse the various food merchants and the food items/dishes they put on sale. Since the apps inception, the startup has expanded to work with over 1,500 restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, cafes, and bakeries to help reduce food waste by selling surplus food to 350,000 Karma users. The company plans to expand from 35 people based in Stockholm today to over 100 across 5 markets by the end of next year and over 150 by mid 2020!