Women are changing the world, every day! Here are just a FEW of their amazing accomplishments inSTEM fields!! Note: All organizations have been linked so feel free to visit their websites. The companies are listed in no particular order.
Founded by Emma Yang at just 13 years of age, Timeless is a mobile app powered by artificial intelligence facial recognition technology that empowers Alzheimer's or dementia patients to live a better daily life. This app allows Alzheimer's patients to easily remember events, stay connected and engaged with friends and family, and recognize people through artificial intelligence-based facial recognition technology using streamlined facial ID and touch ID for fast and secure login. Emma is now a ninth-grader and is passionate about technology, AI, machine learning, computer science and more.
Callisto is a nonprofit organization and startup that creates technology to detect repeat perpetrators of sexual coercion and sexual assault. The technology empowers survivors by providing options and allowing disclosure in a way that feels safe - the unique matching algorithm created by the Callisto team connects victims of the same perpetrator to identify repeat offenders. In 2015, Callisto launched 'Callisto Campus' to support college sexual assault survivors (and it's currently available on 12 campuses across the US, with more to come). Statistics showed that survivors who visited their school's Callisto Campus website were six times more likely to report their assault.
Vote.org uses technology to simplify political engagement and increase voter turnout. The team at Vote.org also reaches out to low-propensity voters and encourages them to vote via peer-to-peer SMS outreach, online advertising, digital radio (Spotify/Pandora), billboards and other outdoor media, direct mail, and on-campus college advertising! With the 2020 election right around the corner, Vote.org is a great way of using technology to strengthen American Democracy.
Whether it's a question on tonight's homework or preparing for that next exam, students can get all the help they need (affordably!!) via Chegg Tutors The site connects students with teachers and tutors around the world for on-demand or scheduled lessons via video chat! Originally known as InstaEDU, Alison and her company raised over $1.1M in venture capital funding - back in 2012. Now, Chegg Tutors is worth over $30 million and is used by students and teachers around the world.
An app that offers virtual group fitness classes that are live, that you can join from anywhere! From your home, work, college, or even when you're traveling. The workouts and classes are designed for every fitness level and for a variety of schedules. Running, walking, strength training, yoga, cardio? This app has it all, and more! In addition to founding Gixo, Selina Tobaccowala also co-funded Evite and was the vice president of Engineering, and led technical teams, at Ticketmaster and became the vice president of product and engineering at Survey Monkey before becoming the CTO! The estimated net worth of Selina is over $490,000!