On October 15, 40 DC-area female entrepreneurs will be recognized for their contributions to the tech industry. Many of these extraordinary women are not only leaders in their fields, but they are also moms. These changemakers are developing products and services to help us find high fashion, buy homes, keep our kids safe, and much more. We love them all—but here are a few we admire and their products and services we can’t live without.
Looking for luxury clothing and accessories at affordable prices? Or have designer wear to sell or swap? Friendship Heights’ Elisa Whang, co-founder and CEO of Snobswap, connects those of us who love the thrill of the hunt for the perfect find with 50 consignment boutiques and 3,000-plus private closets. With a two and three-year-old underfoot, Elisa proves you can have it all—check out fall deals and referral rewards too.
It’s about time we used technology to help keep our kids safe. We commend DC’s Jenny Abramson, mom of two girls and President and CEO of LiveSafe, a mobile technology platform that encourages crime and safety-related reporting. This mobile platform enables critical information sharing to help prevent sexual assaults, suicides, bullying, and shootings. Kids college bound? On a sports team? Check this out.
Does your private school need a payment solution? Potomac, Maryland’s Katherine Novikov is the founder and CEO of Diamond Mind, which has implemented electronic payment services and solutions to K-12 private schools including Sidwell Friends, Madeira, Landon, Capital Hill Day School, and National Cathedral. With two teenage boys, this entrepreneur knows a thing or two about being efficient.
Buying or selling a house? Wouldn’t it be awesome to see the neighborhood around it? Soon we will be able to take virtual neighborhood tours, thanks to Glover Park’s Lucie Leblois, the co-founder and CEO of Crumbdrop. This real-estate app enables agents to build virtual neighborhood tours to show potential buyers and renters the area around houses. The mom of a one and four-year-old will change the way we find our next perfect home and community.
Last, but not least, thanks to Falls Church, Virginia’s Donna Harris, co-founder and CEO of 1776—an incubation powerhouse for startups. This mom is not only raising a four year old, but also raising a whole community of start-ups—many founded by women and moms.
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