2018 Award Finalists

Approved
Maria Artunduaga
Health and Biotech
Approved
Shayna Atkins
Talent
ATKCO

The Queens Brunch

Twitter: Twitter
LinkedIn: LinkedIn
Approved
Shaily Baranwal
Social Impact
Elevate K-12
Biography:

Shaily founded Elevate K-12 , a live classroom service that replaces zipcode based classroom formats to bring quality online instruction to low-income students in K-12 schools!

Twitter: Twitter
LinkedIn: LinkedIn
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Joanne Carter
Sales Media and Digital Marketing
For True Foodies Only Inc.
Biography:

Passionate about food, wine, dining, cooking and all things digital so co-founding and working on True Foodies - the culinary world in your pocket is a perfect fit!

Twitter: Twitter
LinkedIn: LinkedIn
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Nancy Coblenz
AR/VR/Gaming
Rebel Role Model
Biography:

32 Under 32 Most Innovative in Marketing/Advertising; 2018's DFW Woman of Influence; National Women's Day Entrepreneur of the Year; President of Female of Founders of Dallas

Twitter: Twitter
LinkedIn: LinkedIn
Approved
Kathy Cohen
Approved
Jennifer Conroyd
Health and Biotech
Fluid Running LLC
Biography:

Jennifer Conroyd is the founder of Fluid Running. She is an avid athlete, Boston Marathoner and Ironman. Jennifer discovered the benefits of deep water running when she sustained an injury while training for the Chicago Marathon. She, along with all her siblings, were running as a team to raise money for The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Jennifer’s nephew was diagnosed with the disease at a very young age.

Due to her injury, she could no longer train by running on the road, so she took to the pool and ran solely in deep water for the six weeks leading up to the marathon. She not only finished the marathon but qualified for the Boston Marathon. Amazed by her successful finish, it propelled her to create Fluid Running with the goal of helping other injured runners. She quickly learned that it could help anyone (injured or not) who wants a really good workout without experiencing the pain often associated with land-based exercise. She is an A.C.E. certified personal trainer and USA Track and Field trained coach and has worked individually with hundreds of clients helping them reach their fitness and competitive goals.

Jennifer is a graduate of Miami University and had 10 year career in marketing and promotions. She is married and the mother of 3 boys.

Twitter: Twitter
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Shaniqua Davis
Social Impact
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LinkedIn: LinkedIn
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Sofia Elizondo
Health and Biotech
Brightseed, Inc
Biography:

Co-founder and COO of Brightseed. We use AI to discover plant-based molecules that are clinically beneficial for health. Former advisor to the UN, former consultant and proud mom.

LinkedIn: LinkedIn
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Silvana Favaretto
Lifestyle
The Tulle Project
Biography:

Silvana Favaretto uses her unabashed femininity and fearlessness to help women step into their strength, embrace their femininity, and be who they want to be!

Twitter: Twitter
LinkedIn: LinkedIn
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Kristin Fox
Investor
FinFoundHer

FoxInspires LLC

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LinkedIn: LinkedIn
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Carolina Hadad
Women Tech Founder
Chicas en Tecnología
Biography:

Co-founder of Chicas en Tecnología, and Argentinian NGO where we motivate, train and support the next generation of women leaders in technology.
Carolina Hadad is a Bachelor in Computer Science by University of Buenos Aires UBA.

She specializes in Social Innovation, she is one of the 15 social entrepreneurs selected to participate in the Innovation for Equality Fellowship by University of California (Berkeley), California, USA. She was selected to attend Recurse Center, New York, USA 3/2017 - 5/2017, a programming retreat with less than 10% acceptance rate. She was one of the 50 Global Shapers chosen by the World Economic Forum to attend Davos in 2017.

Currently she works at Google Argentina as a Technical Account Manager, giving support to the largest publishers in Argentina about their Digital Strategy. Before that she worked at the Argentina Government (5/2015 - 8/2016) as a Team Manager in a team 8 programmers, devops and UX designers in the Open Data office in the Argentina Government. She did a consulting job to help coordinating Fundación Huésped’s technical projects implemented by external providers(12/2016 - 3/2017). And worked as a Full Stack Developer for +5 years at Manas Technology Solutions - InSTEDD iLab Latam (2/2009 - 5/2015) where she coded Webapps in Ruby on Rails + Knokout.js, Android and iPhone apps and infrastructure projects using C#. She did a Software Engineering Internship at Google, Mountain View, USA (12/2013 - 2/2014).

She is also a TEDx Speaker, her talk Programming with a Social Impact has over 14K views https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cx8UwdN-g4.
She wrote a column about Technology in La Nación, the biggest newspaper in Argentina and was interviewed by international media, such as DW, El País, CNN, Clarín, La Nación, Infobae and many more.

Carolina's passion is about Gender Equality in Technology. She is a co Founder of Chicas en Tecnología (3/2015 - present). Chicas en Tecnología is changing the lives of over 1,000 girls in Argentina and generating reports, data and investigations that will change the Technology Landscape in Argentina.

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LinkedIn: LinkedIn
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