Posted on December 22, 2017 by staff

Female founders’ pride in making 101 tech list


Less than a week after the release of BusinessCloud’s inaugural Female Founders of Tech list feedback has been fantastic with social media impressions reaching the million mark.

When BusinessCloud began its hunt for the female founders of the tech industry at the start of the quarter we couldn’t have foreseen the fantastic response it would get.

However, proving that tech is no longer ‘male, pale and stale’, BusinessCloud was inundated with nominations for the list.

Historically tech has been a male-dominated industry, which is why BusinessCloud launched a mission to find examples of women who have used tech in some way and turned it into a first-rate business.

Since its release on Monday the reception for the list has been incredible with those featured – and their many fans – taking to Twitter to express their delight.

With impressions already reaching a million for the #FemaleFounders101 hashtag, tweets from the founders themselves expressed their pride and happiness at being featured on the list.

“Appointed’s Leah [Hutcheon] is proud to be included among Female Founders of Tech,” tweeted Appointed.

“Very proud to be in such esteemed company,” said Clear Returns founder Vicky Brock.

“Honoured to be on the #FemaleFounders101 list alongside 100+ superstars,” said Mevish Aslam, founder of Terminal3 and Sprinters.

“Thanks so much for including me in your list,” said UpEffect founder Sheeza Shah.

Another user said how impressed they were with the range of companies that the women were founding – from a community of craft enthusiasts to health tech start-ups to energy blockchain companies.

This shows that no matter what your interests are there is something in tech for everyone.

The age of entrants ranged from 17 to 83 and the list is in alphabetical order. If you want to add your voice to the conversation on Twitter you can use the hashtag #FemaleFounders101.