Women In Technology Start-Up


There are new leaders on the block in tech field. I read voraciously as many news feed as possible to become as familiar as possible in the latest events that are coming or are becoming the latest fads. It’s becoming very evident that women are starting to take charge in the technology field, a field in our past that had very few women who were considered a force for taking the helm.

Most of the change is coming in startup tech companies where these new entrepreneurs are the leading force behind innovations coming to fruition due to the advent in app creation. These women have worked at other large tech corporation like Microsoft, AT&T, Google and other major firms. A few have leverage their own innovation ideas into hopeful profitable companies. Below are a few such women in the tech world

World View Enterprises has executed its longest stratospheric balloon flight ever, steering a solar-powered payload through five days’ worth of testing at altitudes in excess of 55,000 feet.

The high-altitude outing marked the Arizona-based company’s first launch from Spaceport Tucson, and a significant milestone in its plan to fly commercial “Stratollite” missions.

“This is an enormous leap in our development program, and we are certain the Stratollite is going to forge a new path in how we observe, react to and collect data about our planet,” World View co-founder and CEO Jane Poynter said in a news release.



Ada Developers Academy, the Seattle-based non-profit coding bootcamp, is getting a new leader: Nicole Buchanan.

Buchanan joins Ada from Consulting Engagements, where she spent four years as a technology marketing consultant and executive. She has formerly held leadership roles at Microsoft, AT&T and Motorola, among others.

She will head a unique program: Ada is a tuition-free coding school for women, particularly women with diverse backgrounds.




Litesprite founder and CEO Swatee Surve is re-imagining the way patients manage chronic health conditions and keep their healthcare providers up-to-date. That’s the mission of her startup, Litesprite, which helps users manage illnesses with video games.

Surve spent years in corporate research labs for companies like Nike and Microsoft, where she developed healthcare-focused innovations and business models. She wanted to use her experience at the intersection of technology and health to create something that would help people. Surve began researching ways that technology could encourage patients to stay motivated about treatment and discovered that games had a proven track-record for improving outcomes.

“There were no commercialization efforts,” she said. “In my mind, an end-to-end system approach – an effective marriage of technology that strengthens the patient-clinician relationship – was the key to making transformative change. Seeing this as an opportunity, I launched Litesprite.”

These are some of the women in new Startup businesses that are making a difference

E.Bishop III, The Money Connection.Com

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