6 Inspiring Women Changing Tech and Business This New Year

6 Inspiring Women Changing Tech and Business This New Year

Until the industry offers all women in tech equal opportunity and representation, these six up-and-coming women can be great role models. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Women may not populate the industry as much as their male counterparts, but just stop a moment and take a look at all the awards and conferences out there now dedicated to women in tech and business: We're talking the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Women in Silicon Valley annual conference. Women are stepping up to the challenge. Until the time comes when the industry offers all women equal opportunity and representation, the following six up-and-coming women are role models and evidence of female leaders making tech waves from multiple corners of the globe. Her rags-to-riches story -- and New York Times bestselling autobiography -- arguably catapulted the “#Girlboss” lifestyle to mainstream fame. After Nasty Gal, Amoruso founded Girlboss Media, an L.A.-based media company churning out online content and hosting annual conferences for career-oriented women and women entrepreneurs. Today, LaunchDarkly is a feature-management platform designed to help software developers control the entire lifecycle of product development and launch. Bernadotte envisions a more eco-conscious world, so she’s leading the way with Karma one food provider at a time. Monajemi completed her Ph.D. at the National University of Singapore, majoring in machine learning and AI for medical applications.

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Until the industry offers all women in tech equal opportunity and representation, these six up-and-coming women can be great role models.

6 Inspiring Women Changing Tech and Business This New Year
Sophia Amoruso

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

The tech industry has proven time and time again that there’s nowhere to go but up, and proof of this lies with the fact that some of the deserving heroes behind this growth are actually heroines.

Women may not populate the industry as much as their male counterparts, but just stop a moment and take a look at all the awards and conferences out there now dedicated to women in tech and business: We’re talking the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Women in Silicon Valley annual conference.

If these symbols of prestige tell us anything, it’s that the world is pushing for more women to take the lead.

Women are stepping up to the challenge. Until the time comes when the industry offers all women equal opportunity and representation, the following six up-and-coming women are role models and evidence of female leaders making tech waves from multiple corners of the globe.

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Sophia Amoruso

A few years ago, you might have heard about Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso and her unlikely story of having built a multi-million-dollar online vintage clothing store. Her rags-to-riches story — and New York Times bestselling autobiography — arguably catapulted the “#Girlboss” lifestyle to mainstream fame. But then disaster hit; and after Nasty Gal’s very public bankruptcy filing in 2016, Amoruso stepped down as CEO and sold the company.

That didn’t stop her entrepreneurial journey, however. After Nasty Gal, Amoruso founded Girlboss Media, an L.A.-based media company churning out online content and hosting annual conferences for career-oriented women and women entrepreneurs. This year, 2019, she’s waded into the tech industry by developing a women-exclusive social networking platform (also named GirlBoss) meant to…

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