What a difficult, exhilarating 12 months it has been for ladies in all places, ranging from the ladies’s March on Washington to former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s eye-opening and now well-known blog post to the #metoo movement that has swept the nation, washing dozens of sexual predators out of their highly effective roles within the course of.
All of the whereas, ladies in tech have been driving their corporations to new ranges of success, together with reaching troublesome product improvement milestones and, in most of the instances you’re about to learn, elevating significant follow-on funding.
That’s not all the time a simple job, as many will let you know. In 2016, corporations with no less than one feminine founder raised 19 p.c of all seed rounds, 14 p.c of early-stage enterprise, and simply 8 percent of late-stage enterprise rounds, in accordance with Crunchbase.
Herewith, simply 42 of the various ladies who defied the stats this 12 months — and who’re posed to kick extra ass in 2018.