Women have played important roles in the Male dorminated web technology industry. The sites and businesses founded by the entrepreneurs listed below have contributed immensely to peoples digital life. There are thousands out there who inpsires all of us with their great achievements and businesses. If one of these women entrepreneurs has inspired you and is not listed below, do not hesitate to add them in the comment box below.
Caterina Fake (Flickr.com, Hunch.com)
Flickr cofounder Caterina Fake is the cofounder of Hunch. com, a website that is building a ‘taste graph’ of the entire web, connecting people online with their affinity for things through personalized recommendations. She is also a cofounder of Flickr, a photo sharing service that was sold in 2005 to Yahoo.
Eilleen Gittins( Blurb.com)
Eileen Gittins is the founder and CEO of Blurb.com, a printon-demand publishing startup that went from $1 million to $30 million in two years.
Sarah Prevette (Sprouter.com)
An entrepreneur long immersed in the startup community, Sarah has a firsthand familiarity with the common pitfalls of early stage startups and a grasp of the tips and tools that foster success. Sarah is the founder of Sprouter.com.
Paola De Leo (Brightwide.com)
Paola De Leo is the co-founder of Brightwide.com. Brightwide.com is a platform where you can watch the best social and political cinema online. The mission of Brightwide is to Watch, Think, Link, Act.
Genevieve Thiers (SitterCity.com)
Genevieve Thiers is the founder of SitterCity.com, the $5 million Inc. 500 company that matches service providers
with service seekers in the areas of babysitting, housekeeping, tutoring, and more.
Juliette Brindak (MissOandFriends.com)
Juliette Bindak is the founder of Miss O and Friends. She founded her company at the age of 10. By the time she was 19, just last year, the company had a value of more than $15 million.
Arianna Huffington (Huffingtonpost.com)
The huffington post named as one of Forbes’ Most Influential Women in Media in 2009, Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post.
Gina Bianchini (Ning.com)
Gina Bianchini co-founded Ning, an online platform for people to create their own social networks. Ning was
launched in 2005 and has since raised over $104 million in capital.
Gina Trapani (Lifehacker.com)
An award-winning author, blogger, and programmer, Gina Trapani is the founding editor of Lifehacker.com, a blog
that offers ‘Tips and downloads for getting things done’.
Catherine Cook (MyYearbook.com)
At the age of 15, Catherine Cook cofounded MyYearbook. com, a social networking site that enables its 20 million
plus members to meet new people.
Nancy Evans (iVillage.com)
Nancy Evans is cofounder of iVillage. com: The Women’s Network. The company, begun in 1995, provides solutions to everyday challenges facing women in their many roles as professionals, parents, friends and partners.
Lisa Stone ( BlogHer.com)
In response to the question, “Where are all the women bloggers?”, CEO Lisa Stone cofounded BlogHer.com, the largestcommunity of women who blog. With 2500 unique blogs, BlogHer receives more than 23 million unique visitors per month.
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