Allyson is the founder of Women Who Tech, which brings together 10,000+ diverse engineers, entrepreneurs, startup founders, investors, and industry leaders who are transforming the world and inspiring change through technology. As founder, she has produced several Women Who Tech TeleSummits packed with the most inspiring tech changemakers, disruptors, and startup entrepreneurs, ranging from Arianna Huffington, founder of Huffington Post, to Rashmi Sinha, co-founder of SlideShare, acquired by LinkedIn.
In 2015, Allyson launched the Women Startup Challenge in partnership with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, and Craig Newmark Foundation, to help fund and showcase women-led startups focused on solving problems for people, businesses, and the planet. Since its inception, the Women Startup Challenge has launched four pitch competitions across the U.S. and one in Europe, with 1700+ applications and over $1 million raised in cash and prizes for women-led ventures.
Allyson is also the cofounder of Rad Campaign, one of the top web agencies that has helped hundreds of organizations, advocacy campaigns, and philanthropists build hard-hitting campaigns, compelling websites, and data visualizations focused on increasing advocacy, donations, and community engagement. Her campaigns have been recognized with several prestigious web awards and featured on several top media networks ranging from CNN to NPR to BuzzFeed, and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Allyson has been named one of the “Most Influential Women in Tech” by Fast Company, a “Tech Titan” by the Washingtonian, and “one of the top 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter” by Forbes for her leadership roles in technology.
The tech sector is filled with innovators who want to solve really tough problems. Yet, there is one huge problem they can’t seem to make a dent in, says the creator of Craigslist and the founder of Women Who Tech.