143 Women CEOs and Founders leading Global EdTech Startups

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re spotlighting the women who are leading the world’s most promising EdTech Startups.

143 CEOs from our 2021 Global EdTech 1000 are women. We're celebrating this inspirational cohort and hoping this spotlight inspires action and support for more women entrepreneurs around the world to lead us towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.

Through 2021, HolonIQ identified the top 1000 EdTech startups around the world. Region by region, we mapped the most promising EdTech startups, both early and late stage. We mapped the Africa EdTech 50, Australia and New Zealand EdTech 50, Europe EdTech 100, India and South Asia EdTech 100, LATAM EdTech 100, Nordic and Baltic EdTech 50, North America EdTech 200, East Asia EdTech 150, Russia and CIS EdTech 100, Israel EdTech 50 and finally the Southeast Asia EdTech 50. To be eligible, these companies had to be startups (i.e. not acquired, controlled or listed), operating in the field of education, learning or training technology, and generally less than 10 years old.

We’re celebrating the women leading these incredible startups as CEOs or Co-CEOs, and the work they are doing to transform the way the world learns. Through our work at HolonIQ, which is also co-founded and co-led by a woman, we are determined to play our part in eliminating the gender gap in leadership, entrepreneurship and education.

Despite the progress made in parity for women, there’s still an enormous amount to be done. Our Global State of Play Report on Women CEOs and Leadership (from last International Women’s day) around the world deep dives into the numbers across different industries to highlight the areas making most progress and where much work is still to be done.

143 Women CEOs and Founders leading Global EdTech Startups

The following amazing women have Founded or Lead the most promising Edtech Startups globally. Building and running a startup is not for the faint hearted with an estimated 90% failure rate and research shows that barriers for women to start or lead a successful business are higher than normal. The women you see below have not only overcome significant odds but are focused on making a difference in the lives of millions of learners worldwide. Congratulations on your impact so far and we look forward to tracking your progress over the coming years.

If by chance we have missed a female CEO or Founder/Co-Founder who leads an EdTech company selected in HolonIQ’s Global EdTech 1000 Series, please contact us immediately and we will update the list.

Aarti Gupta

CEO and Co-Founder at Qin1

Ada Chen

Co-Owner and G.M. at Enjoy Technology

Aditi Avasthi

CEO and Founder at Embibe

Aimie Sibson

CEO and Co-Founder at LINC-ED Hero

Aino Kuronen

COO and Co-Founder at Kide Science

Aizhan Kul-Mukhammed

Co-Founder at Neupusti

Alisa Zamoreva

CEO at AnyClass

Allana Abdulla

CEO and Co-Founder at Bahaso

Alliv Samson

COO and Co-Founder at Kami

Ana Karen Ramirez

CEO and Founder at Epic Queen

Anabella Laya

CEO and Co-Founder at Acreditta

Andreana Castellanos

CEO and Founder at Afinidata

Anna Nordell-Westling

CMO and Co-Founder at Sana Labs

Anuradha Agarwal

Founder at Multibashi

April Koh

CEO and Co-Founder at Spring Health

Arti Finn

Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer at American Prison Data Systems

Audrey Cheng

CEO and Co-Founder at Moringa School

Aurélie Truchet

CCO and Co-Founder at Uptale

Barbara Yu

CEO and Co-Founder at UniCareer

Beatrice Lonascu

CTO and Co-Founder at imagiLabs

Beleza Chan

COO and Co-Founder at Chatterize

Brittany Stich

Co-Founder at Guild Education

Béatrice Gherara

CMO and Co-Founder at Kokoroe

Carolina Arce

Co-Founder at U-Planner

Cathy Hsu

Co-Founder at Jiliguala

Chuencheewan Wongsaeree

Co-Founder at Globish Academia

Claire Mongeau

CEO and Founder at M-Shule

Clarissa Chang

Co-Founder at FutureLab.my

Claudia Rademaker

Co-Founder and VP at Dugga

Corinne Bowman

COO and Co-Founder at Class Creator

Corrine Virguex

Founder at Codam

Daisy Hill

COO and Co-Founder at Quizalize

Dasha Kroshkina

CEO and Founder at StudyFree

Denise Wang

Co-Founder at UniCareer

Diana Andronic

COO and Co-Founder at Fun Easy Learn

Diane Lahmy

Co-Founder and VP, Growth at Klassroom

Diane Lenne

CEO and Founder at We Are Peers

Divya Agarwal

Co-Founder at ProEves

Divya Gokulnath

Co-Founder at Byju's

Dora Palfi

CEO and Co-Founder at ImagiLabs

Dorka Horváth, PhD

CEO and Co-Founder at BOOKR Kids

Dr Gráinne Oates

CEO and Founder at Quitch

Dr Itoro Emembolu

Director at TechQuest STEM Academy LTD/GTE

Dr Mathuri Reddy

Co-Founder and ex-CMO at Care Academy

Eleanor Cooper

CEO and Co-Founder at Pathstream

Elise Covilette

COO and Co-Founder at Kokoroe

Elmira Obry

CEO and Founder at Qwant

Erin Osborn

COO and Co-Founder at BetterLesson

Estelle Lloyd

COO and Co-Founder at Azoomee

Estelle de Seze

Co-Founder at Student Pop

Fiona Boyd

CEO and Co-Founder at Edsmart

Forum Desai

Co-Founder at SchoolMint

Frida Polli

CEO and Co-Founder at Pymetrics

Galina Kan

Co-Founder at Umnazia

Georgie Hart

Co-Founder and Chair of Education Board at Sparx

Grace David

CEO at Edukasyon

Hao Nguyen

CEO at Topica Edtech Group

Haya Odeh

Co-Founder at Repl.it

Heidi Holmes

COO and Co-Founder at Mentorloop

Helen Adeosun

CEO and Founder at Care Academy

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