Allyson Kapin

Founded in 2008 by Allyson Kapin, Women Who Tech is a US-based nonprofit organization that advocates for women in the technology and startup industry. There is a huge gender divide in the startup world, with an incredibly disproportionate amount of investment going towards male-founded startups. Women Who Tech are on a mission to help female-founded startups secure the funding their businesses need, and they do this by harnessing the power of networks to introduce the startups to investors. The regular Women Startup Challenges that Kapin has organised provide incredible opportunities for women-led startups to reach the right people and help narrow the unfair existing gender gap.

Location: Washington DC

Twitter: @WomenWhoTech