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Female Tech Founders

Female tech founders are growing in number. Despite this, only 5% of tech leadership positions are held by women. One of the best ways to begin changing that is to shine a light on the many successful female tech founders in the world. Find out some of the other ways we can get more women in tech in our blog post.

Here are a list of some very well known, and less well known but equally successful, female founders in the tech and digital transformation spaces: 

Female Tech Founders:

Katrina Lake, Founder and CEO of Stitch Fix.

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Stitch Fix is a super clever business, especially in the new post-Covid-lockdown world. They provide a personal style service for men and women that combines technology with the personal touch of a stylist. It is a truly disruptive business, changing the way people shop by using tech to turn the task of shopping into a truly personalised customer experience. See the Stitch Fix website

Anne Boden MBE, CEO and Founder of Starling Bank 

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We've featured Anne Boden before but we had to put her in here again. Anne is founder of Starling bank, and an incredible person who has some very interesting insights and a great view of the world.  Read more about Anne Boden, founder of Starling bank.

Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder,

female tech founders sheila lirio marcelo provides a digital platform for families to find care providers. It is the largest platform of its kind, with over 35 million users. Sheila started with a conviction that technology and innovation can address real world social challenges, and created the largest marketplace for care, consisting of a matching service for families and providers, a payroll and tax platform, and an enterprise solution for companies to support workers with their family care needs. Through both organic growth and numerous acquisitions, the company also offered everything from household tax and payroll services and customized corporate benefits packages covering the care needs of working families, to innovating new ways for caregivers to be paid and obtain professional benefits.

Cyan Ta’eed, founder of Envato, and Hey Tiger

Cyan Ta'eed is a serial entrepreneur who has achieved success in multiple businesses across multiple industries. 

Think we've missed a female tech founder who should be listed here? Let us know in the comments below!

At Volanto we a female founded digital growth consultancy, utilising tech and digital to realise the potential of businesses. We believe closing the tech-gap is essential to allow our tech economy to reach its potential, and create social justice. Read about some influential women in tech in our post


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