LISTEN UP: Entrepreneurial Heroes

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LISTEN UP: Entrepreneurial Heroes

  Entrepreneurial Heroes Ever wish you didn’t have to deal with the hassle of collecting money from friends or family, when making a group purchase of tickets or gifts? Ever wonder where kids too young to use Facebook can hang out safely, online? Ever think how much easier shopping for makeup online would be if you could get personalized recommendations based on your photo?

It just so happens that entrepreneurs already have created startup companies that make these online experiences better, and it just so happens that all three of these company founders are women. We’ve interviewed these founders and picked their brains about business, technology, entrepreneurship, risk-taking, funding, networks, the work/life juggle, and more. Listen up now.


  Brandy Alexander-Wimberly Brandy Alexander-Wimberly, Founder and CEO of Buyvite, a group purchasing platform that allows many users to contribute money towards a group transaction
  Hilary DeCesare Hilary DeCesare, Co-founder and CEO of Everloop, a social media website designed to be a safe place for kids under 13 years old
  Asmau Ahmed Asmau Ahmed, Founder and CEO of Plum Perfect, a visual search engine that provides personalized recommendations to shoppers using their own photos
  We started our Entrepreneurial Heroes interview series in 2007 because we didn’t believe there are “no women technical founders” … but we did believe that women founders weren’t getting the attention they deserve. To-date NCWIT has completed more than 70 interviews with successful women entrepreneurs in tech for the NCWIT Entrepreneurial Heroes series. We hope these women will inspire you, motivate you, and surprise you as they describe how they first got involved in technology, what characteristics they think are vital to being a successful founder, and what advice they would give to young people interested in technology or entrepreneurship.

You can listen in at, or find our podcast in iTunes.

Do you know a successful female tech entrepreneur whose ideas and products are changing the way we think, work, play, and communicate? Nominate a Hero for our interview series.

NCWIT Entrepreneurial Heroes is sponsored by the NCWIT Entrepreneurial Alliance — helping startup companies build gender-inclusive cultures, right from the start — with support from EMC.

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