At the end of Women’s History Month, here are the women that we celebrated in our Spring 2018 issue
We’re thrilled to share with you our Spring issue. We’re showcasing women in tech, women in politics, women in art, and lots of women in business. With the startup scene so sparingly populated by women, we’re bringing you the Female Founders that are going to change their industries, and our lives. As women always do, we make better communities. In this issue, we’re bringing you the women that can change your local community for the better.
Check out these pillars of their communities and their companies.
WOMEN IN TECH
Eli Mattern, co-founder of SavvySuit, a legal tech startup, working to create a better software for the law industry as well as the students of law community. “I think having more women in positions in power, in positions of leadership within the organizations, is the only way to change how women will continue to progress into the industry.”
Aparna Pujar, creator of the startup Enfavr.com, a community network designed to help people with daily things they can’t do on their own. “ For women specifically, and my own experience is that there is a shortage of support groups.”
Lori-Lee Emshey, founder of Future Sight, an immersive tech startup. Currently, the engineering and construction industries are using the technology. “I don’t think people realize you can get into tech without a computer science degree.”
Tanya Van Court, founder of Goalsetter, a goal-based savings platform that allows children and their families to set goals and use their money to learn how to manage it in a financially responsible way. “As adults, we were teaching our kids the opposite of the values that we really wanted to imbue – consumerism and excess were replacing values like saving for things that matter and sharing with others.”
Stephanie Lemcke, founder of GoKid, a carpooling solution to help not only parents get their time back, but also helps to reduce congestion and air pollution. “We need more women in technology, as women are building not only from a software perspective, but from a user perspective.”
Sharon Seyna, founder of Bartanica, an informational website that tells you what plants can be used in spirits and modern bars as well as a place to actually buy the products. “We need to do be dazzling when all eyes are on us. But we can also be uniquely vulnerable and so incredibly supportive of each other.”
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Dr. Penny Larsen, runs Women Manage, where she teaches women the tools they need to advance their careers. “We have to get our voices heard and say, ‘Lady, you’re not by yourself. We’re here to help you and support you. We’re going to do it together.’”
Adelaide Waters, founder of Women’s Forum, a community building up women together. “We have a different kind of power, including alpha females, they’re more powerful in a male like way, but we, as women don’t tend to use power in a divide and concur sort of way. We aren’t brash, but we can be bold. We look for ways to provide a win-win, rather than win-lose. And I think that kind of power brokering is what knits a community together.
Cassie Price, of Wealth Generation Collective, credit advocate, working to help others repair and keep track of their credit. “If a business fails, it’s just business. But for women, it is very personal, and I think for a lot of women it’s a sense of honor.”
WOMEN IN POLITICS
Notable women in politics:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Supreme Court Justice
Sen. Tina Smith – U.S. Senate, Minnesota
Congresswoman Maxine Water – 43rd District, California
Sen. Nancy Pelosi – U.S. Senate, California
Sen. Kamala Harris – U.S. Senate, California
Del. Danica Roem – House of Representatives, Virginia
Companies that will help women get into politics:
Emily’s List – is an organization that helps pro-choice, Democratic women, running for office.
Vote Run Lead – is a non-profit, non-partisan platform that helps train women to run for public office!
She Should Run – is a non-partisan platform wants to get 250,000 women into politics by 2030.
WOMEN IN ART
Amy Oestreicher, public speaker, shares her stories of her personal life. “Creativity is a mindset; it’s a way to get yourself seeing things differently. I’m very passionate about that. We all have the right to create.”
Niya Abrasheva, a free spirit and independent artist, grew up in communist Bulgaria. “Every home needs to have soul and intimacy, while simultaneously preserving its sense of uniqueness. This is the essential detail that makes a work of art.”