International Women’s Day: 5 Powerful Women Around the World Shaking Up Education

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we put together a collection of our favorite interviews with women around the world, who are shaking up education and inspiring the next generation of female entrepreneurs in the tech-dominated field.

Education in the Time of Ebola: Interview with Katie Meyler of More Than Me

Katie Meyler fought to bring equal opportunity to education to girls in Liberia by opening her own school, and even working with the government to duplicate her efforts. But when the Ebola epidemic of 2014 struck, she found herself fighting a whole different battle.

Innovators & Innovations: Interview with Marissa Di Pasquale, founder & CEO of Cashtivity

Australian edtech entrepreneur Marissa Di Pasquale created Cashtivity to help get more students around the world interested in entrepreneurship. The concept is simple: give students real world business & finance projects. And let them have fun while they’re at it.

 

Meet Melissa Corto, Founder of Education Modified | EdTech Innovators

As a special education teacher in New York City, Melissa Corto saw just how many different backgrounds, learning styles, and needs a single classroom of students could hold. So, she and her teaching partner created software to adapt to those needs, so that teachers don’t have to.

 

 

Parent-Teacher Communication Tool TalkingPoints Helps ESL Families Engage with School

Parent-teacher communication can be a key factor to student success. But when the teacher and the parents don’t speak the same language, it can put the student at a disadvantage. To solve this problem, Hee Jae Lim, the founder of Talking Points, created multilingual notification software to help teachers send updates in parents’ native languages.

 

Meet Trovvit: Interview with Founder Laurel Watts | Innovators & Innovations

Trovvit, a recent graduate of the StartEd-NYU accelerator program, is the new kid on the block in the college application software industry. Designed to help students “show what they know,” Trovvit aims to be the future of college applications. We interviewed founder Laurel Watts to tell her story.

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren

A Texan by birth but a Bostonian at heart, Hannah is an educational writer, AmeriCorps alum, and one-time StartupWeekend EDU (SWEDU) winning team member. She started her career at a Pearson-incubated edtech startup, but has since covered travel, food & culture, and even stonemasonry in addition to education.