Entrepreneurs

FIGS Trina Spear is the CEO and Co-Founder of FIGS, the digitally native, DTC healthcare apparel and lifestyle brand creating technically advanced products for the modern healthcare professional. Under Trina’s leadership, FIGS has created premium products for healthcare professionals, introduced a convenient and seamless DTC online platform, and built a community around a profession. Trina’s …

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Bumble Whitney Wolfe Herd is cofounder and CEO of Bumble Inc., which operates two online dating apps: Bumble and Badoo. Wolfe Herd founded Bumble, the dating app on which women make the first move, with Russian billionaire Andrey Andreev in 2014. Andreev, who founded Badoo in 2004, sold his stake in both apps to private …

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YouTube Susan Diane Wojcicki is a Polish-American business executive who is the CEO of YouTube. She has been in the tech industry for over 20 years. Susan was involved in the founding of Google, and became Google’s first marketing manager in 1999. Wojcicki studied history and literature at Harvard University and graduated with honors in …

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ezCater Stefania has spent over 25 years building and growing technology-enabled companies that solve real business problems. Stefania co-founded and successfully sold InSite Marketing Technology (now NASDAQ: KANA). Her tenure at National Logistics Management (a broker for $225M in transportation services) brought NLM to profitability for the first time in 4 years. At IntraNet (now …

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Saris &Things, SNT Biotech Shital Daftari started Saris and Things, an exclusive online website where one can rent or buy designer Indian clothes for weddings and gala events.. Saris and Things was just named as a 2021 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies by the Women Presidents’ Organization. Shital is a winner of the 2021 Enterprising …

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Oracle Safra Catz has served as CEO of software firm Oracle since September 2014, when founder Larry Ellison stepped down from the role. She joined Oracle in 1999 and is credited with spearheading Oracle’s aggressive acquisition strategy, helping close more than 130 acquisitions. Catz, who was born in Israel, earned a law degree at University …

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Spanx Sara Blakely is founder and owner of shapewear brand Spanx, which sells undergarments, leggings, swimwear and maternity wear in over 50 countries. In October 2021, Blackstone announced it would buy a majority stake in Spanx , valuing the company at $1.2 billion. She initially “shilled” her new invention, which became shapewear brand Spanx, on …

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Nextdoor Sarah Friar, who hails from Northern Ireland, was named CEO of neighborhood-focused social network Nextdoor in late 2018. Nextdoor expects to go public in late 2021 via a SPAC merger valuing the company at $4.3 billion. Nextdoor is not profitable, but revenue has more than doubled since Friar took over as CEO. Sarah previously …

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Panda Restaurant Group Peggy Cherng is Coo-CEO of Panda Express, the $3.8 billion Chinese fast -food chain, with more than 2,200 locations. In 1982, she left her engineering career to help husband Andrew open the first Panda Express .location in 0 in Los Angeles. The Cherngs also run famed ramen house, Ippudo, in Berkeley, CA …

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Artech Information Systems Ranjini Poddar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Artech L.L.C., a leading diversity firm that provides workforce solutions, IT consulting, and outsourced project services to Fortune and Global 500 and government clients around the world. Through her leadership, Ms. Poddar has established a philosophy of Client Centricity and Execution Excellence that is …

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