SheWorx100 Spotlight 2: Changing the Women’s Conference for Good
As SheWorx ramps up for its annual summit series, SheWorx100, there are many reasons to celebrate its diverse and influential membership. Bot-building. VR shopping. 3D print technology. Software design. Women in tech do it all. So why compete? 600 female founders. 90 top investors. 3 cities. SheWorx100 is a space for women to come together and build relationships in a collaborative environment. We showcase innovation and connect inspiring women to the funding they deserve. Not convinced? Check out some of the rising talent you can expect to bump into at this year’s summit.
Ji Young Choi, Chief Eating Officer, Dinary
Want to find a great restaurant? Urban Spoon. But what if you’re a vegan with a hankering for curried coconut quinoa? The restaurant has a 5-star rating, but what about the dish? Next stop: Dinary, a new dish reviewing platform that allows you to remember, review, and share menu items at every restaurant you visit. With intelligent technology, Dinary seeks to understand individual diners’ order histories, food restrictions, and taste preferences, as well as aggregate food trends. In years to come, founder and SheWorx entrepreneur, Ji Young Choi, hopes to become “the go-to resource for food specific information” for diners and restaurants alike. At SheWorx100, Ji Young looks forward to connecting with fellow female founders and investors “who are going through the same journey, and looking to help each other succeed!
Nadine Cino, Founder & CEO, Tygabox
For Sale. “SOLD”. Now for the dreaded move. What’s your first step? Start packing. But what about all that cardboard? Nadine Cino, founder of Tygabox, has a solution. Eliminate waste-to-landfill and optimize efficiency by using a stackable plastic crate system. Half a billion pounds of cardboard diverted from landfill. 50 million trees, protected. A 30% reduction in moving costs. It seems Tygabox is living up to its mission. Now Nadine is raising the bar with her newest launch, Tygatrax, a tracking system that aims to make item tracking part of daily life, opening the portal to a sharing economy and reducing unnecessary consumption of finished goods and planetary resources. Nadine believes in the power of community, and can’t wait to be a part of a mutual exchange, where women “help each other move their businesses forward”.
Bola Olayanju, Founder & CEO, Foodniche
Search “healthy food choices” on Google. What comes up? About 7,050,000 results. So how do you find relevant, location-specific information from a source you trust? Well, you can start by narrowing your search results. Or, check out Foodniche, an agile platform that connects people with food-brands, restaurants, nutrition experts and trusted contacts to find promotions, coupons and dining recommendations. Founder, Bola Olayanju, believes that, given the right tools, people can make healthier choices. She created Foodniche to take the pain out of discovering reliable information needed to source nourishing and affordable meals. Bola takes her place among the “strong, bold and ambitious female entrepreneurs inspiring one another to break boundaries and create the future they desire” at SheWorx100. What is she most excited about? Meeting investors and potential mentors, because “funding is essential to the success of any company.”
Carmen Chen Wu, Creative Director, Caara Sport
“You are extraordinary and now so is your gym bag.” For Carmen Chen Wu, Creative Director at luxury fitness brand, Caraa Sport, blending high fashion with performance just makes sense. Most women structure their fitness classes around their daily routine but the majority carry separate bags for the studio/gym and office. Why? The options for well made, versatile, and luxurious sports bags are practically nonexistent. Caraa aims to fill this gap, marketing a line of singular bags that can be used from morning until night, seamlessly transitioning between work, fitness, and social activities. You can touch base with Carmen at SheWorx100, where she’s excited to share her journey as a female Asian entrepreneur and to interact with strategic female investors. “SheWorx is an invaluable community and support system, a place where I can share experiences, challenges, and opportunities with like minded individuals and we can be stronger together”.
SheWorx is proud to be changing the landscape of female entrepreneurship, one step at a time. Celebrating and empowering women is our mission. Luckily, we have no shortage of inspiration. SheWorx100, our annual summit, is a great place to rub elbows with these inspirational tech leaders, and the high powered funders that help make the magic happen. Still on the fence? Success is no accident. Take the plunge.
Lisa Wang is a serial entrepreneur and the Co-founder of SheWorx, the global collective of ambitious female entrepreneurs redefining leadership. Recognized as the leading female entrepreneur event series, SheWorx has reached over 20,000 women, providing access to top investors, mentors, and actionable business strategies to build and scale successful companies. Lisa is a former Olympic-level gymnast, 4x US National Champion, and U.S. Hall of Fame Inductee. She was named CIO’s “Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017” and was featured on Forbes Leadership for the resilience and tenacity she brings from her athletic training to the SheWorx mission. She is a former Wall Street hedge fund analyst and a graduate of Yale University.
By: Lisa Wang is a serial entrepreneur and the Co-founder of SheWorx, the global collective of ambitious female entrepreneurs redefining leadership.
Originally published at www.sheworx.co.