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Stories of visionary women in tech.

 

Women Tech Founders tells stories and lessons to inspire, educate and connect women in the tech ecosystem, from aspiring founders to leading funders.

We use storytelling, video and networking events to build deep connections, drive inclusiveness through profitablity,  and infuse diversity into tech.

Our vision is a tech industry that drives everyone’s potential to reach their dreams, advance business, and change the world.

WTF Founding Leaders

Terri Brax

Terri Brax

CoFounder, CEO
Also Founder & CEO of TeacherCare

Sharon Schneider

Sharon Schneider

CoFounder
Also Founder & CEO of Moxie Jeans

Bradley LaRocco

Bradley LaRocco

CoFounder
Also Founder of Missing Button Entertainment

Riana Lynn

Riana Lynn

CoFounder
Also Founder & CEO of FoodTrace

WTF Leadership Council

Samara Meija

Samara Meija

Senior Associate
MATH Ventures Partners

Sonia Nagar

Sonia Nagar

Vice President
Pritzker Group

Amanda Signorelli

Amanda Signorelli

CEO
TechWeek

Julie Novak

Julie Novak

CEO
PartySlate

Lisa Davidson

Lisa Davidson

Executive Managing Director
Savills-Studley

Ann Marie Murphy

Ann Marie Murphy

General Partner
Vue Ventures

David Gardner

David Gardner

CEO
ColorJar

Esther Joy King

Esther Joy King

Sr. Advisor
State of Illinois

Desiree Vargas

Desiree Vargas

Founder
Pearachute & Give Forward

Kendra Chaplin

Kendra Chaplin

Founder
Chicago Woman Magazine

Gerri Kahweiler

Gerri Kahweiler

Founder & Partner
InvestHER Ventures

Cayla Chambers

Cayla Chambers

Partner
InvestHER Ventures

Jennifer Smith Tapp

Jennifer Smith Tapp

Editor
Chicago Woman Magazine

Dima Elissa

Dima Elissa

CEO
VisMed 3D

Rayna Yaker

Rayna Yaker

CEO
RYE Consulting

Ruth Minnik

Ruth Minnik

Global Development
UniSpace

WTF Committee & Team Leaders

Ari Krzyzek

Ari Krzyzek

Creative Director & Chief Designer
Chykalophia

Katie Lord

Katie Lord

Founder
Katie Lord, Inc

Melanie Husk

Melanie Husk

Financial Advisor
World Equity Group

Kathy Cohen

Kathy Cohen

Manager – Management Consulting
Accenture

Leslie Meisner

Leslie Meisner

Local Sponsor
Leslie Meisner Consulting

Shirley Yang

Shirley Yang

Founder
Muses App

Kaitlin Reimann

Kaitlin Reimann

Co-Founder
uBack

Beth Bond

Beth Bond

Founder
Community Startups

Caye Polanco

Caye Polanco

Co-Founder
Keyo

Delna Sepoy

Delna Sepoy

Co-Founder
Keyo

Deena John

Deena John

VP of Client Engagement
SGK

Amanda Boleyn

Amanda Boleyn

Host
She Did It Her Way

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

Co-Facilitator
WiSTEM

Rose Yuen

Rose Yuen

CEO
Rose Yuen Photography

Linda Barrett

Linda Barrett

Owner
Linda M Barrett Productions

Tricia Meyer

Tricia Meyer

Local Sponsor
Meyer Law

Challin Meink

Challin Meink

Marketing & Com. Director
Illinois Technology Assn.

WTF supports the future of
our city, our nation and our world.

We have reached a crisis point. Girls are not pursuing STEM studies, and those in STEM careers are not staying long. While the issues are complex; there are limited role models for our young girls; there is limited mentoring and sponsoring for STEM women…

WTF will make a sustainable impact.

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