By Amy Puliafito (Research & Marketing Manager, Rock Health)
Earlier this week, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 was Ada Lovelace Day, a day dedicated to supporting the accomplishments of women in technology and technology policy. Ada Lovelace is considered by many to be the world’s first computer programmer.
To celebrate, we are profiling three outstanding women who are leading digital health companies you should know:
Gena Cook (Co-Founder & CEO, Navigating Cancer)
CEO Gena Cook runs Navigating Cancer, an online educational site, patient portal and community that provides resources to cancer patients for free. The four year old company is used by over 500 oncology providers nationwide. Follow her on Twitter at @genacook.
Sheila Lirio Marcelo (Founder & CEO, Care.com)
As CEO of Care.com, Sheila Lirio Marcelo runs the world’s largest online care platform with over 7 million users. Get a peek into Sheila Lirio Marcelo’s management philosophy in this interview. Follow her on Twitter at @smarcelo.
Janet Kosloff (Co-Founder & CEO, InCrowd)
A registered nurse, Janet Kosloff founded InCrowd to transform market research for life sciences companies by providing real time feedback from healthcare professionals. She shares her thoughts on healthcare innovation in this interview. Follow her on Twitter at @janetkos.
What do these women have in common? They are all CEOs of digital health companies that received over $2 million in venture funding in Q3 of 2013.
To learn more about our efforts to support women leadership in healthcare, click here.
About the guest blogger: Amy Puliafito is the Research and Marketing Manager at Rock Health, contributeing to research, social media, and marketing at Rock Health. Previously, she worked for the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School for Public Health, and was in charge of fundraising at a non-profit that led international training trips for physicians in Mongolia and China. She holds a BA in sociology from Northwestern. Follow her on Twitter at @amypuliafito.