Female Founders Breaking into Bay Area Tech scene

Thu, Jan 23, 2020 3:46 AM
By Ibrahim

It’s no secret that the tech scene -- especially in the Bay Area -- is mostly a man’s world. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t women who are working hard to change the status quo and make a splash. Listed below are inspiring founders who are making big moves in the Bay Area tech world. Look and join them in their mission!

Julia Enthoven

Julia Enthoven is the founder and CEO of a company called Kapwing. Kapwing is an online editing tool that allows users to edit videos, GIFs, and images to create unique, high-quality content ripe for social media sharing.

Julia Enthoven founded Kapwing in October of 2017 after spending two years working for Google as a Product Manager. Kapwing has an amazing blog you should visit here.

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Alyssa Ravasio

Alyssa Ravasio is the founder and CEO of Hipcamp. Hipcamp is a company that makes it easier than ever for people to discover the destination for their next camping trip and book their trip from one convenient location.
Alyssa founded Hipcamp in 2013 with the goal of getting more people outside and in-tune with nature. She also began serving on the Recreation Advisory Council of the Outdoor Industry Association in 2015 and continues to serve today.

Komal Ahmad
Komal Ahmad is the founder and CEO of Copia.
Copia is a for-profit tech platform that makes it easy for businesses like restaurants and grocery stores that have excess food to divert those resources to people in need. Copia allows these businesses to schedule pickups, and those pickups then get delivered to organizations that help to feed the hungry. Before founding Copia, Ahmad founded a non-profit known as Feeding Forward, which was also dedicated to feeding the hungry.

Bianca Gates

Bianca Gates is the CEO and co-founder of Birdies. Birdies is a company dedicated to creating comfortable and fashionable slippers that are perfect for women to wear at home or on the go.

Gates co-founded Birdies alongside business partner Marisa Sharkey. Birdies first launched in February of 2014. Before this, Gates worked as an account executive for several major communications companies, including NBC.
In addition to her work at Birdies, Gates is also dedicated to helping women pursue their business goals. She advises many early-stage founders and started the Lean In Circle with Sheryl Sandberg.

Hayley Leibson
Hayley Leibson is the co-founder of ModernBasket. ModernBasket is reinventing the way people shop healthy by creating a hyper-personalized marketplace to cater to each person's nutritional needs. Hayley co-founded ModernBasket alongside business partner Vera Kutsenko.

Hayley Leibson also founded the award-winning blog Lady in Tech in May of 2017.

Ennie Lim
Ennie Lim is the co-founder and CEO of Honeybee Financial Wellness. She founded the Bay Area company in April of 2016 with the goal of protecting American workers from financial predators.

Honeybee Financial Wellness, which is a certified B Corporation, gives HR directors the tools they need to help their employees through difficult financial times without relying on predatory tactics like payday loans. Join the HoneyBee team.

As you can see, there are lots of amazing women who are working hard and doing great things in the tech world. If you’ve been looking for some female founders to inspire and motivate you, be sure to keep this list in mind and give these women a follow to keep up with all their hard work.