The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day (3/8/11) was “equal access to education, training, and science and technology.” This resonates with us at Webs, because we believe technology can be a great equalizer. We designed our Site Builder, for example, to level the playing field so that anyone can build a great site and thereby take their business to the next level.

Here are some examples of female entrepreneurs launching amazing businesses across mobile, social, and web platforms:

iPhone App Champs

In July 2010, the Huffington Post reported that an increasing number of women are entering the mobile development field, which previously had been dominated by men.

Examples of iPhone apps developed by women:

  • BabyMedBasics by Tara Summers, lifesaving instructions for parents and caregivers
  • Home Routines by Rosie Wayper, a way to organize housework into an intuitive list
  • Roadtrip Bingo by Gwen von Harten, a game appealing to girls on long car trips

Social Media Moguls
Entrepreneur magazine notes that a growing number of mompreneurs are parlaying their skill at connecting with other moms into businesses that garner enough online traffic to charge advertisers.

Here are some social media sites created by mompreneurs:

Web Wizardry

Rtist.com is an online marketplace for artists and art connoisseurs that was launched by CEO Jenn Allen to use “the new opportunities available from scientific and technological discoveries and the rapidly evolving internet culture” to give artists more control over the sale of their work.

Michael Arrington in a recent TechCrunch article (“Too Few Women in Tech? Stop Blaming the Men”) singled out Allen as example of an initiative-taking entrepreneurial woman in technology. For those curious, the TechCrunch article was part of a debate on the dearth of female technology entrepreneurs: see Slate’s take and the  Wall Street Journal’s list of solutions as well.

What is your opinion on the state of entrepreneurial women and technology? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

About the Author: Irina Kabigting is Webs’ Social Media Marketing Manager. Get more from Irina on Webs’ Blog and Google+.

9 Responses

  1. Reply
    FriendUs
    Mar 11, 2011 - 01:19 PM

    Nice post webs! team

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    Kas Wells
    Mar 11, 2011 - 01:19 PM

    Technology is moving so fast, it seems that every day I turn my computer on there is a new App waiting, all very exiting stuff.

    I have built 3 websites with webs.com and very exited how its all going.

    http://www.friends4ucostablanca.com http://www.bellalunaspain.com and http://www.pablosinternationalbar.webs.com…to be continued..Kas

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    MAKE Waves
    Mar 11, 2011 - 10:52 PM

    hahahah this is awesome! more women in this field means more girls actually know what we’re talking about. that should be interesting :p
    http://www.computerzombies.webs.com

    -the MAKE Waves team

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    AmandaStone
    Mar 12, 2011 - 09:02 PM

    I am very glad that the 100th International Women’s Day focused on our need as women entrepreneurs to continue to concentrate our energy on education and technology. There are too many resources like this incredible website at our disposal to fall behind. Thumbs up to your team for keeping it in the forefront!! I believe that Momentum is priceless!!

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    Amanda S
    Mar 13, 2011 - 07:22 PM

    The 100th International Women’s Day chose the perfect theme. Technology is advancing constantly!! Women Entrepreneurs really have to stay educated and trained to be competitive. Way to go Webs team…you hit the mark on this one!!

  6. Reply
    BREENA
    Mar 14, 2011 - 12:16 PM

    WOW IM GLAD TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR OF TECHNOLOGY, AND HEY YOU KNOW WHAT IVE JUST STARTED MY SITE AND I REALLY NEED A MEMBERSHIP BOOST.SO IF YOU ARE READING THIS , COULD YOU BE SO KIND AS TO BECOME MEMBER.
    THANX!!!!!!!

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    Clovia Hamilton
    Mar 14, 2011 - 04:33 PM

    Technology can indeed be a great equalizer. I counsel small business owners in rural Georgia and many are not comfortable with using the Internet and email.

    Does anyone know of any programs to help rural business owners get access to personal computer laptops, internet access, and email? I recall some broadband grants a year or so ago.

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    jaruwan
    Mar 15, 2011 - 01:33 AM

    I am a mom, and am glad to join the women entrepreneurs of technology.

  9. Reply
    Lowery24Tamika
    Jun 28, 2011 - 10:05 AM

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