7 Columbians Make Inc.'s 2019 Female Founders 100 list

September 19, 2019

Seven Columbia Alumnae were recently recognized on Inc.'s list of "100 Women Building America's Most Innovative and Ambitious Businesses." Congratulations to these forward-thinking women who earned their spot. Read on below for more details.

Jennifer Fitzgerald '08LAW (Industry: Money Movers)
Cofounder of Policygenius, the online broker of life insurance, and more recently home and auto insurance, to "phone-call-averse Millennials." 

Sallie Krawcheck '92BUS (Industry: Money Movers)
Launched Ellevest, an investing platform for women, designed it to be "uniquely accessible to newcomers."

Olivia Ramos '09GSAPP (Industry: Money Movers)
Founded Deepblocks, a company whose A.I. software accesses and integrates construction costs, income, and other market data that is difficult to track down, taking some of the cost out of real estate development.

Shivani Siroya '07PH (Industry: Money Movers)
Her tech platform, Tala, has brought microlending to millions in emerging economies.

Christina Lopes '06SIPA (Industry: Science Pioneers)
Created a genetic cancer test for canines, which produces data that could also be used to develop therapies for humans.

Nia Batts '07CC (Industry: All Things Consumer)
Launched an inclusive blow-dry bar in 2017 in her native Detroit that offers affordable blow-outs to serve all ethnicities and hair types. 

Ju Rhyu '08BUS (Industry: All Things Consumer)
Cofounder of Hero Cosmetics, whose acne-fighting, Korean-beauty-inspired Mighty Patch is now available in Target, Neiman Marcus, Walgreens and more.

Images courtesy of Forbes, LinkedIn, Popsugar, Policygenius, Ellevest, and Tala.