Technology has forever shaped the way the world consumes information digitally and tangibly. Once upon a time, it was nearly unheard of to find women in the tech industry. Now, there are plenty of them shattering glass ceilings and building their own companies in a competitive way. Although STRM Consulting concentrates on the data industry, we also appreciate women making waves across the tech spectrum. Here are five influential women in tech to follow for this Women's History Month.
1. Arlan Hamilton
Arlan is the founder of Backstage Capital, a fund dedicated to tackling fund disparities in technology by making investments in tech Backstage Capital
startups led by people of color, LGBTQ, and women leaders. Hamilton built her company from scratch in 2015 and, since them, has raised more than $15M and invested in over 160 startups. In 2021, Hamilton partnered with Republic and founded a new fund that made investing in startups easy for the general public.
2. Sarah Hawley
Sarah is the founder of Growmotely, a digital recruiting company dedicated to hiring and integrating talent, remotely, on a global scale. She launched the company in the midst of COVID-19, in 2020; a time where remote work investment was at an all-time high. We are all aware how much the workplace has changed since the pandemic outbreak, and for Growmotely to take the lead in helping people continue working is highly inspirational.
3. Odunayo Eweniyi
Odunayo is the Co-Founder of Piggybank, PiggyVest, and FirstCheck Africa; online investment and personal savings startups in West Africa. Piggybank and PiggyVest is now one of Nigeria's most successful finch startup companies, while FirstCheck Africa is an angel investment community lead by women for women. She credits her success to willingness to learn and help women get their businesses off the ground.
4. Stephanie Lampkin
Stephanie is the founder of Blendoor, a recruiting tool that mitigates unconscious bias in the technology hiring processes. Driven by data analytics, Blendoor's goal is to make the world a more fair, equitable place to find quality talent. Here, companies can easily find diversity in an anonymized database of qualified individuals. Since 2015, her company has been successful building and managing software solutions for brands like Deloitte, TripAdvisor, Microsoft, and more.
5. Angelica Ross
Angelica founded TransTech Social Enterprises in 2014; a co-learning community dedicated to the empowerment of LGBTQ+ and its allies with career-influencing tech skills. Today, her company is ablaze with members having access to workshops, training, mentorship, and opportunities to build long-lasting careers in tech. The TransTech Summit helps attendees learn about specific technology avenues including design, web and application technology, and general career advancement. Best of all, it's completely free of charge.
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