Today is International Women’s Day, and we thought it would be cool to highlight some of our very favorite women-owned tech companies that matter to parents–you know, aside from Cool Mom Tech.
As much as we need more women in technology fields, the truth is there are lots. Lots. Even if you don’t hear about them enough. Everyone here is thankful for all those brilliant women who are changing the face of the world through technology every day.
From movie producer to iTunes editor-recommended app developer, Kathryn Tucker has created one of our very favorite must-have apps that just yesterday relaunched with amazing new features all aimed at helping make life easier for busy parents.
Amanda Steinberg of The Daily Worth
With a deep archive of helpful financial articles as well as daily emails full of money tips especially for women, Amanda captured a spot that was deeply lacking with this hugely popular website.
The brain-child of this remarkable (and young) Harvard grad, LearnVest is a fantastic financial resource for women, providing them with everything from advice and budget assistance to tips and spending habit analysis. Plus, we love seeing her face on ads around the NYC subways these days!
Founder Joanne Lang created an amazing family management system that allows parents everywhere to organize their lives and stay connected. We can’t tell you the number of thank you letter we get from parents for turning them onto this service. Which is why we have to thank her right back.
We’ve been long time fans of Blurb, the self-publishing company founded by Eileen Gittins that allows you to create gorgeous books from your own photographs. We’ve watched them grow by leaps and bounds over the years and we’re thrilled that more and more people are discovering they have the tools and the creativity to make something meaningful through her service.
An artist turned tech entrepreneur, Velodyne is one of our favorite audio companies, making equipment that doesn’t compromise on either quality or style. In fact, their headphones may be the comfiest we’ve ever tried; something women rarely get to say. After a look at their upcoming plans at this year’s CES show, her company is going to be even more of a player in Bluetooth Audio and we can’t wait to see the results.
Rebecca Levey and Nancy Friedman of KidzVuz
Our own kids are addicted to this site created by moms and bloggers Nancy Friedman and Rebecca Levey, who wanted to provide a safe place for kids to share their opinions online via short (or sometimes long) videos. It’s like a Yelp for kids, and we see it going far.
These are just a few of the women we’ve been privileged to know over the years. We know there are many more amazing women-founded tech companies. Share your favorites in the comments below!
Also don’t miss some of our favorite Women in Tech at CES 2013. Inspiring, all of them.