#ChoosePossibility Project

List of Female Tech Founders & Growth CEOs

Below is a cross-section of female founders and growth CEOs and the companies they founded (current and former), who we reference in the #ChoosePossibility letter that was posted on Re/code earlier this week. This is just a small number of the thousands of women who have started tech companies to help highlight what is possible today.

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Name | Company(ies) Founded or Led (as CEO)

Aakanksha Gaur | FinchReviews

Aarthi Ramamurthy | Lumoid, True&Co

Addie Swartz | Reachire

Adi Tatarko | Houzz

Adora Cheung | Homejoy

Aihui Ong | Love With Food, EdgiLabs

Alex Cavoulacos | The Muse

Alex Constantinople | The Outcast Agency*

Alex Tryon | Artsicle

Alex Wolf | na2ure

Alexa von Tobel | LearnVest

Alexandra Weheda | Spice & Spoon

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson | GlamSquad, Gilt

Alexsis de Raadt St James | Merian Ventures

Alexis Maybank | Gilt

Alice Taylor | Stor Entertainment, MakieLab

Alison Chace | Pink Wisdom

Alison Pincus | One Kings Lane, Summer of Love

Allison Johnson | West

Amanda Pouchot | Levo League

Ami Shah | Peekapak

Amy Chang | Accompani

Amy Errett | Madison Reed

Amy Jain | BaubleBar

Amy Jo Martin | Digital Royalty

Amy Sheng | CellScope

An Coppens | Gamification Nation Ltd.

Anar Simpson | Parallel Earth

Anbu Anbalagapandian | Orange Harp

Anda Gansca | Knotch

Andrea Wildt | Full Circle CRM

Angela Cois | LastRoom, Roomio

Angela Starling | Wikia, Chalk Drop

Angie Chang | Women 2.0, Bay Area Geek Girls Dinner

Anica John | Sarva IP, Mashgin

Anisa Mirza | Giveffect

Anke Audenaert | JumpTime, Favrit Inc.

Ann Miura-Ko | Floodgate Capital

Ann Scott-Plante | Wello

Anna Santeramo | StyleBee

Anne Balduzzi | SameGrain, Inc., Accelerate Partners, LLC

Anne Bonaparte | Buzzsaw, MailFrontier, Tablus

Anne Raimondi | One Jackson

Anne Winblad | Hummer Winblad

Anne Wojcicki | 23andMe

Annie Chang | LOLapps, ButterCouple

Anu Duggal | F Cubed, Exclusively.In, The Tasting Room

Ariella Feldman | VIOLET GREY

Aslaug Magnusdottir | Moda Operandi, Tinker Tailor

Ayah Bdeir | littleBits

Barrie Seidenberg | Viator*

Bea Arthur | In Your Corner

Becky Splitt | Studyblue

Belinda Parmar | Lady Geek & Little Miss Geek

Beth Marcus | Playrific, EXOS

Bethanye McKinney Blount | MailRank

Bettina Chen | Roominate

Bindu Reddy | MyLikes

Bonnie Crater | Full Circle CRM

Brandee Barker | Pramana Collective

Brit Fitzpatrick | MentorMe

Brit Morin | Brit + Co

Brittany Hodak | ZinePak

Bryn McCoy | Citizen Made

Candice H. Brown Elliott | Nouvoyance, Clairvoyante, Triskon

Candice Peters | Hello Parent

Caren Maio | Nestio

Caroline Ghosn | Levo League

Caroline Gogolak | Carbon38

Caroline Walerud | Volumental

Carrie Kerpen | Likeable Media*

Caryn Marooney | The Outcast Agency

Caterina Fake | Flickr, Hunch, Findery

Catherine Levene | Artspace*

Catherine Spence | Pomello

Cathy Edwards | Chomp

Celine Semaan Vernon | Slow Factory

Chandini Ammineni | ActivityHero

Cher Wang | HTC

Cheryl Swirnow | Sherpaa

Cheryl Yeoh | Reclip.it, CityPockets, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Center

Chia-Lin Simmons | Looky Loo

Chiara Jovanovic | Parentify

Chiu-Ki Chan | Monkey Write, Heart College

Christina Bognet | PlateJoy

Christina Carbonell | Primary

Christina Wallace | Quincy, BridgeUp: STEM @ AMNH

Christine Lemke | ChannelQ, Sense Networks, Evidation Health

Christine Souffrant | Vendedy Corporation

Christine Tsai | 500startups

Christy Wyatt | Good Technology

Cindy Padnos | Illuminate Ventures, Vivant Corporation

Claire Chambers | Journelle*

Clara Shih | Hearsay Social

Cynthia Kellogg | Gift Gather

Crista Freeman | Phin & Phebes Ice Cream

Dana Loberg | Movielala, Art Debutant

Danae Ringlemann | Indiegogo

Dani Fankhauser | ReadThisNext

Danielle Applestone | Other Machine Company, SnipeSwipe LLC

Danielle Morrill | Mattermark, Referly

Darlene Mann | Akoonu

Dawn Lepore | Drugstore.com*, Prosper

Debbie Sterling | GoldieBlox

Deborah Jackson | PlumAlley.co, Women Innovate Mobile, JumpThru

Debra Minoff | ScreenPrism

Dedra Chamberlin | Cirrus Identity

Deena Varshavskaya | Wanelo

Deepa Subramanian | Wootric

Deepti Sharma Kapur | FoodtoEat

Desiree Vargass Wrigley | GiveForward

Diana Williams | Joyus

Diane Greene | Vxteme, VMWare, Bebop

Donna Dubinsky | Numenta, Handspring, Palm

Donna Novitsky | Yiftee

Doreen Bloch | Poshly

Eileen Carey | Glassbreakers, Hear My Pitch

Eileen Gordon Chiarello | Barnraiser

Elena Krasnoperova | SimplyCircle

Elena Silenok | Clothia, Sputnik Mobile

Elisa Camahort | BlogHer

Elisa Steele | Jive Software*

Elisabeth Boonin | Rolltape

Elizabeth Holmes | Theranos

Elizabeth Yin | LaunchBit

Elizabeth Zaborowska | Bhava Communications

Ellen Siminoff | Shmoop*

Elli Sharef | HireArt

Eloise Bune | Gracious Eloise

Elyse Goldberg | CampusBolt

Ema Hussain | GraphScience, Enterprise Services

Emily Fallon Baum | Keyrious

Emma Mulqueeny | Rewired State, Young Rewired State; ERA4 Ltd.

Erica Douglass | Whoosh Traffic, Simpli Hosting, Market Vibe

Erin Fors | Cutline Communications

Erin McKean | Wordnik

Eunice Nuekie Cofie | Nuekie

Evgeniya Usmanova | CareLuLu

Falon Fatemi | Node.io

Fern Mandelbaum | Vista Venture Partners, Skyline Products

Francine Badia | Bonobos

Galina Fedorova | GOODdler

Galyn Bernard | Primary

Gayle Crowell | RightPoint

Galyn Bernard | Primary

Gillian Morris | Hitlist

Gin Nikoloff | Hire10

Gina Bianchini | Mightybell, Ning, Harmonic Communications

Gina Pell | Ginapple Studios, Splendora

Gina Trapani | LifeHacker, ThinkUp

Gisel Kordestani | Crowdpac

Grace Garey | Watsi

Gulnaz Khusainova | Easysize, Brameter, Youreserve, The Time Machine

Halle Tecco | Rock Health

Hayley Barna | Birchbox

Heather Holmes | TapGenes

Heather Marie | Shoppable

Heather Meeker Haas | Meeker Quinn

Heather Stephenson | Ideal Bite, Old School Media,

Heddi Cundle | myTab

Heidi Roizen | T/Maker

Heidi Messer | Linkshare, WorldEvolved, Collective[i]

Heidi Zak | ThirdLove

Helen Whelan | Success Television, MyPrimeTime

Holly Liu | Kabam

Ida Tin | Clue

Jade Wang | Sandstorm.io

Jaime Bancroft Gennaro | Neologic, LLC, Cornbread, LLC

Jalak Jobanputra| Future Perfect Ventures

Jane Barratt | GoldBean

Jane Park | Julep

Janelle Kellman | KitOrder

Janine Darling | STASH

Jeanette Cajide | Blurtt

Jeanne Pinder | ClearHealthCosts

Jen Bekman | 20x200

Jen Helms | Playmation Studios, Solution Dojo

Jennifer Aldoretta | Groove

Jennifer Dulski | The Dealmap

Jennifer Fleiss | Rent the Runway, Carter Admissions

Jennifer Fonstad | Aspect Ventures

Jennifer Hyman | Rent the Runway

Jennifer Lum | Adelphic

Jennifer Pahlka | Code for America

Jennifer Sharp | HDgreetings

Jennifer Tejada | Keynote Systems

Jennifer Yemu Li | Musefind

Jess Gartner | Allovue

Jess Lee | Polyvore

Jesse Draper | Valley Girl

Jessica Alter | FounderDating

Jessica Banks | RockPaperRobot

Jessica Greenwalt | CrowdMed, Pixelkeet, Jessica Greenwalt Design

Jessica Herrin | Stella and Dot, WeddingChannel.com

Jessica Lessin | The Information

Jessica Livingston | YCombinator

Jessica Mah | InDinero

Jessica Perilla | JPD Studio

Jessica Taylor | Rolltape

Jessie Arora | Embark Labs, TeacherSquare

Jessie Becker | InPress Technologies

Jill Salzman | The Founding Moms, The Founding Kit, Bumble Bells, Paperwork Media

Joanna Drake Earl | Core Ventures, CurrentTV

Joanna Shields | Tech City Investment Organisation

Joanna Weidenmiller | 1-Page*

Jodi Sherman Jahic | Aligned Partners

Jordan Gaspar | Accel Foods

Jody Vandergriff | WebDAM

Jory Des Jardins | BlogHer

Josefina Petrus | The Love of Chilies Limited (UG haftungsbeschränkt)

Joyce Kim | Soompi.com, SimpleHoney, Stellar.org

Julia Hartz | Eventbrite

Julie Allegro | Allegro Venture Partners

Julie Fredrickson | Stowaway

Julie Logan | Nutmeg

Julie Uhrman | OUYA

Julie Sygiel | Dear Kate

Julie Wainwright | The Real Real, Smartnow

Julie Yoo | Kyruus

Kadesha Thomas Smith | CareContent

Kara Parsons | Uneekee

Kara Swisher | Re/code, AllThingsD

Karen John | Heartwork

Karen Moon | Trendalytics

Kari Saitowitz | The Fitting Room

Kass Lazerow | Buddy Media, Golf.com

Kate Hao | Happy Mango Inc.

Kate Nelson | Ludicrum Labs

Kate O’Neill | [meta]marketer, KO Insights

Kate Sekules | Refashioner

Katherine Berry | Allocadia, Resonance Marketing

Kathryn Finney | digitalundivided*, TBF Group

Kathryn Minshew | The Muse

Katia Beauchamp | Birchbox

Katie Mitic | Sitch, Desktop.com

Katina Mountanos | Manicube

Katrin Scholz-Barth | Katrin Scholz-Barth Consulting

Katrina Lake | Stitch Fix

Kelechi Anyadiegwu | Zuvaa

Kellee Khalil | Loverly

Kelsey Doorey | Vow to be Chic

Keri Kandel | Unami Health

Kerry Cooper | Choose Energy*

Kim Chandler McDonald | KimmiC

Kim Gordon | Depict

Kim Kaupe | ZinePak

Kim Polese | Marimba, ClearStreet*, Spikesource*, CrowdSmart*

Kim Scott | Juice Software

Kimberly Bryant | Black Girls Code

Kimberlie Cerrone | Neurobiotechnologies, Tiatros

Kirsten Green | Forerunner Ventures

Kristen Koh Goldstein | Scalas, BlackOps, Loyalty Lab

Kristine Steuart | Allocadia, Resonance Marketing

Kyle Canepa | Modern Shift

Laney Whitcanack | BigTent

Lara Aldag | Higgle, The Aldag Group, LLC

Laura Ching | Tinyprints

Laura Fitton | oneforty

Laura Mather | Unitive

Laura Michelle Berman | Melon

Laura Vaughn | Sitting in a Tree, Blackbird RSVP

Laura Yecies | SugarSync, Inc.*, Catch.Com*, Context Engines

Lauren Flanagan | WebWare, BELLE Capital USA, Phenomenelle Angels Fund

Lauren Jupiter | Accel Foods

Lauren McLeod | Flightfox, Globetrooper

Lauren Mosenthal | Glassbreakers, MyCubbys LLC

Lauren Wyatt | GradeTrain

Leah Busque | TaskRabbit

Leah Culver | Grove, Pownce

Lecia Kaslofsky | FactBox

Leesa Soulodre | BluePedal Group, r3intell

Leila Janah | Sama Group, Incentives for Global Health

Lesa Mitchell | Merian Ventures

Leslie Bradshaw | Jess3

Lesley Gold | SutherlandGold Group

Leslie Ikemoto | Animeeple

Leura Fine | Laurel & Wolf

Lily Liu | Public Stuff

Limor Elbaz | Discretix, Aspect9, Peerlyst

Lina Chen | Nix Hydra

Lindsay Andrews | Mini Bar Delivery

Lisa Stone | BlogHer

Lisa Sugar | PopSugar

Lise Buyer | Class V Group

Liz Derr | Simularity, MiaVia

Liz Tilatti | ZipFit

Liz Wessel | Campus Job

Liz Whitman | Manicube, Lewis Albert LLC

Lorna Borenstein | Grokker

Lynda Weinman | Lynda.com, Ojai Digital Arts Center

Lynn Jurich | Sunrun

Madeline Parra | Twizoo

Maia Bittner | Rocksbox

Maisie Devine | Poacht, Inc.

Mamtha Banerjee | Magicflix

Maran Nelson | Clara Labs

Marcela Miyazawa | Wanderable

Maren Donovan | Zirtual

Margaret Lee | aParently

Margaret Tung | PareUp

Margit Wennmachers | The Outcast Agency

Marci Harris | POPVOX

Maria Seidman | Yapp

Maria Sipka | Linqia, Starfish Community Group, Cherry Group

Maria Thomas | Etsy*

Mariah Chase | ELOQUII, Send the Trend

Mariam Naficy | Minted, Eve.com

Marianna Boguslavsky | Boguslavsky & Co

Mariya Genzel | Saygent; YourTourBook

Marla Malcolm Beck | Bluemercury

Mary Ann Byrnes | Corsair Communications, Logictier, Citizen Sports

Mary Hodder | Dabble, Wellness Moble, Village

Mary Lou Jepsen | One Laptop per Child, Pixel Qi Corporation, MicroDisplay Corp

Mary Lou Song | FuelX, Ongo, Tokoni

Mary Trigiani | Spada

Masha Krol | Travelabulous

Mathilde Collin | Front

Maura Rodgers | Spinway, Strutta, Bootup, Perch

Mauria Finley | Citris Lane

Maxine Bedat | Zady

Meaghan Rose | Rocksbox

Meg Whitman | Ebay*

Megan Lamb | Cutline Communications

Megan Smith | PlanetOut*

Melania Galea | Catwalk15

Melanie Perkins | Canva

Melinda Byerley | Vendorsi, TimeShareCMO

Melinda Epler | Change Catalyst, Tech Inclusion,

Melissa McCreery | The Muse

Melissa Kwan | Flat World Applications

Melody McCloskey | StyleSeat

Michele Helene Cohen | Wabi Sabi Eco Fashion Concept

Michelle Miller-Edwards | MIX Marketing Strategies

Michelle Munson | Aspera

Michelle Norgan | Blink

Michelle Peluso | Travelocity*, Site59

Michelle Phan | Ipsy

Michelle Zatlyn | CloudFare

Micki Krimmel | Supefit Hero LLC, NeighborGoods

Mila Krivoruchko | Milasya

Milana Rabkin | Stem

Milena Berry | PowerToFly

Mitchell Baker | Mozilla

Na’ama Moran | Sourcery, Munera, Zappedy, Hooja

Naiyya Saggi | BabyChakra

Nasrin Hafezparast | Which Web Design Company, Outcomes Based Healthcare

Natalia Burina | Parable

Nathalie Miller | Doxa

Neha Narkhede | Confluent

Nicki Violetti | Front Desk, Inc.

Nicole Yeary | Ms.Tech

Nidhi | Simple Park, Easy Diva

Niki Kohari | AgileZen, TaskTorch

Nilofer Merchant | Rubicon, GoLive

Olga Vidisheva |Shoptiques

Pam Miller | Numoon Communications, Kaufer Miller Communications

Pamela Castillo | Finale

Paulina Arreola | Lavadero

Polly Liu | Beaucoup

Pooja Sankar | Piazza

Poornima Vijayashanker | Femgineer, BizeeBee, Inc.

Pree Walia | Preemadonna

Rachel Blumenthal | Cricket’s Circle

Rachel Jacobs | AppreNet* (In Memoriam)

Rachel Law | Interface Foundry PBC

Rachel Payne | FEM Inc., inDplay, Hotwire

Rachel Sklar | the Li.st

Rachna Dhamija | Ejenta

Rashmi Sinha | SlideShare, Uzanto Consulting

Rathna Sharad | Runway2Street

Rebecca Lynn | Canvas Venture Fund

Rebecca Palm | CoPatient, Comtech Solutions*

Roan Bear | Full Circle CRM

Robin Wolaner | TeeBeeDee

Rose Broome | HandUp

Ruchi Sanghvi | Cove

Ruzwana Bashir | Peek

Sabrina Riddle | Madison Reed

Sandi Lin | Skilljar

Sandi MacPherson | Quibb

Sandra Kurtzig | Kenandy, The ASK Group, EBenefits

Sandra Lin | Kiwi Crate

Sandy Jen | Meebo, Honor

Sara Holouback | Luminary Labs

Sarah Kavanagh | Cable&Clark, Topaz Research, Inc.

Sarah Leary | Nextdoor, FanBase

Selina Tobaccowala | Evite, SurveyMonkey*

Semira Rahemtulla | PlayTell

Shadiah Sigala | Honeybook

Shaherrose Charania | Women 2.0

Shan-Lyn Ma | Zola

Shadiah Sigala | Honeybook

Shanna Tellerman | Pencil and Pixel, Sim Ops Studios

Shannon Byrne Susko | Paradata Systems Inc.

Sheila Lirio Marcelo | Care.com

Sheri Atwood | SupportPay

Shilpa Shah | Cuyana

Shireen Yates | 6SensorLabs

Sindhya Valloppillil Kalghatgi | HELIX

Skye Elijah | CoinBeyond

Son Preminge | Intendu

Sonja Hoel Perkins | Broadway Angels

Sonali Perera | Slidelane

Sophia Amoruso | Nasty Gal

Sophia Rossi | HelloGiggles, Inc.

Soraya Darabi | Zady

Stacy Delo | Maybrooks

Stephanie Burns | Chic CEO

Stephanie Horbaczewski | StyleHaul

Stephanie McLean | Trendy Treat*

Stephanie Tilenius | Vida Health, PlanetRx

Sthir Malkapur | Giving Privilege

Sudheera Vangurim | Yumpkin

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy | Joyus, Yodlee, Polyvore*

Sumaya Kazi | Sumazi

Susan Feldman | One Kings Lane

Susan Gregg Koger | ModCloth

Susan Jeffers | Toovia

Susan Johnson | Women.com

Susan Lyne | Gilt, BBG Ventures

Susan Mason | Aligned Partners

Susan Perry | Taylannas Inc.

Sylvia Chebi | ThalesLab, Greentizen, Datum Uruguay

Tania Yuki | Shareablee

Tanya Prive | Onevest, CoFounder’s Lab*

Teresa Phillips | Graspr

Terri Brax | Women Tech Founders, TeacherCare

Theresia Gouw | Aspect Ventures, Release Software

Tina Brown | LiveMedia

Tina Fitch | Hobnob, Switchfly

Tina Sharkey | Sherpa Foundry*, iVillage

Tracy DiNunzio | Tradesy

Tracy Lee | Wingman

Tracy Sun | Poshmark

Tracy Young | PlanGrid

Trish Costello | Portfolia, CVE-Kauffman Fellows,

Trisha Roy | Barn & Willow

Valerie Wagner | ZipDial

Vamsee Nalamothu | Cognito

Vanessa Green | FINsix, Saha Global

Vanessa Torrivilla | Goldbely

Veatrice Glenn | Insightful Decisions, Inc.

Vicki Zhou | WiseBanyan

Victoria Ransom | Wildfire

Vidya Narayanan | Silverlabs

Vivienne Ming | Socos, Augniscient

Wenda Harris Millard | Medialink

Wendy Lea | Cintrifuse*, The Sales Consultancy

Yael Afalo | The Reformation

Yasmine Mustafa | 123 Link It, Girl Develop It Philly, ROAR for Good

Yinka Abdu | Suede Lane

Zem Joaquin | Ecofabulous

*Non-founder CEO

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