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.
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, 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.