By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) TechFellow Awards is an annual startup investment program to honor those innovating in high-tech entrepreneurship.
Supporters of the TechFellow Awards include the Founders Fund, TechCrunch, and NEA. There are four categories - general management, disruptive innovation, product design & marketing, and engineering leadership. Each category is awarded five winners.
Here are the four female startup founders who were also awarded TechFellows this week:
Clara Shih (Co-Founder & CEO, Hearsay) Clara co-founded enterprise social media marketing platform Hearsay in 2009, and joined the board of Starbucks in December 2011. Follow her on Twitter at @clarashih.
Leila Chirayath Janah (Founder & CEO, Samasource) Leila Chirayath Janah started Samasource, a non-profit connecting women, youth, and refugees to digital livelihoods. Follow her on Twitter at @leila_c.
About the writer: Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management, web UI design, and entrepreneurship. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the "+1" for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.