144 Women CEOs and Founders leading Global EdTech Startups

To mark 2023 International Women’s Day, we’re spotlighting the women who are leading the world’s most promising EdTech Startups.

144 CEOs from our 2022 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 transform the way we all learn.

Every year, HolonIQ identifies the top 1000 EdTech startups globally. Region by region, we map the most promising EdTech startups, both early and late stage. In 2022, we announced the Africa EdTech 50, Australia and New Zealand EdTech 50, Europe EdTech 200, South Asia EdTech 100, LATAM EdTech 100, Middle East and North Africa EdTech 50, Nordic and Baltic EdTech 50, North America EdTech 200, East Asia EdTech 150 and Southeast Asia EdTech 50. To be eligible, these companies must be startups (i.e. not acquired, controlled or listed), operating in the field of education, learning or training technology, and 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 (also co-founded and co-led by a woman CEO), 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 Women CEOs and Leadership deep dives into the numbers across different industries to highlight the areas making most progress and where much work is still to be done.

144 Women CEOs and Founders leading Global EdTech Startups

The following incredible women CEOs 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 Woman CEO who leads an EdTech company selected in HolonIQ’s 2022 Global EdTech 1000 Series, please contact us immediately and we will update the list.

Aimie Sibson

CEO and Co-Founder at LINC-ED Hero

Aishwarya Goel

CEO at PeakPerformer

Alamanda Santoso

CEO at Binar Academy

Aleksandra Kozera

CEO at The Village Network

Alexandrine Brami

CEO at Lingopass

Alicia Policinski

CEO at Quottly

Alina Colton

CEO at Arcadia Math

Amira Yahyaoui

CEO at Mos

Anabella Laya

CEO and Co-Founder at Acreditta

Andreana Castellanos

CEO and Founder at Afinidata

Anuradha Agarwal

Founder at Multibashi

Anushree Goenka

CEO at Spark Studio

Asude Guray

CEO at Twin Science & Robotics

Barbara Yu

CEO and Co-Founder at UniCareer

Beatrice Gherara

Co Founder & Chief Learning Officer at Kokoroe

Caitlin Macleod

CEO at Pivot Professional Learning

Camilla Cloëtta Falkenberg

CEO at Female Invest

Candice Faktor

CEO at Disco

Carolina Recchi

CEO at EdSights

Caroline Schulz

CEO at Movva

Charlotte Melkert

CEO at Equalture

Chloe Hermary

CEO at Ada Tech School

Christine Tao

CEO at Sounding Board

Cindy Mi

CEO and Founder at VIPKid

Claire Mongeau

CEO and Founder at M-Shule

Claire Orange

CEO at DiGii

Clara Martinez

Founder and CEO at GoKoan

Cristina Pozzi

Co-Founder and CEO at edulia Masterclass

Dani Pascarella

CEO at OneEleven

Diana Andronic

COO and Co-Founder at Fun Easy Learn

Diana Heldfond

Founder and CEO at Parallel Learning

Diane Janknegt

CEO at Wizenoze

Diane Lenne

CEO and Founder at We Are Peers

Domenica Obando

CEO at Talently

Eleanor Cooper

CEO and Co-Founder at Pathstream

Elena Ibanez

CEO at Singularity Expert

Elisabeth Schmoutziguer

CEO at Grasple

Elise Smith

Co-Founder and CEO at Praxis Labs

Elmira Obry

CEO and Founder at Qwant

Elnaz Sarraf


Emma Caddy

CEO at Tiny Totos

Emma Rogers

CEO at Little Bridge

Franziska Meyer

CEO at Edurino

Grace David

CEO at Edukasyon

Ha Nguyen

CEO at MindX

Hanan Khader

CEO at Hello World Kids

Hidayet Ayadi

Co-Founder and CEO at Sghartoon

Honda Cherngwiwatkij

CEO at Point Avenue

Inna Armstrong

CEO at CleverBooks

Iona Szkurnik

CEO at Education Journey

Irma Olguin

CEO at Bitwise Industries

Isabel Eizaguirre

CEO at Programa Valentina

Jamie Tan

CEO at Flying Cape

Jana Krotsch

CEO at ubiMaster

Jennie Johnson

CEO at My First Five Years

Jennifer Schwab

CEO at Entity Academy

Jessica Chang

CEO at WeeCare

Jessica Rolph

Co-Founder and CEO at Lovevery

Jessica Rothenberg

CEO at Cell-Ed

Juanita Fernandez

CEO at PROtalento

Kasey Raab

CEO at Centrical

Katie Fang

CEO at SchooLinks

Katy Kappler

CEO at InScribe

Kavindya Thennakoon

Co-Founder at Tilli

Khadija Bedweihy

CEO at PraxiLabs

Komal Dadlani

CEO and Co-Founder at Lab4U

Lana Israel

CEO at Muzology

Lana Tockus


Lara Schoenfeld

CEO at Play Sense

Le Khor

CEO at Ottodot

Letha McLaren

CEO at Learnfully

Lisa Vincent

CEO at How Too

Liz McMillan

CEO at Teach Starter

Maheen Adamjee

CEO and Co-Founder at Verto Education

Manal Hakim

CEO at Geek Express

Maria Barrera

CEO at Clayful

Maria Schaecher

CEO at viMUM

Maria Velez

CEO and Founder at Crack the Code

Mariana Costa Checa

CEO and Co-Founder at Laboratoria

Mariana Garza Villalobos

CEO and Founder at Inverkids

Marie Bovet

CEO at iconoClass

Mariel Milk

CEO at Reprograma

Marion Berthaut


Marta Palmeiro

CEO at StudentFinance

Melanie Fellay

CEO at Spekit

Miriam Mertens

CEO at DeepSkill

Monika Katkute

CEO at Teachers Lead Tech (Vedliai)

Mounira Jamjoom

CEO at Aanaab

Mousumi Kapoor

CEO at Continual Engine

Mukundi Lambani

Founder at Ambani Africa

Mwasi Wilmore

CEO at Ubongo

Narine Hall

CEO at InSpace Proximity

Natalie Mactier

CEO at Vivi

Nataliya Limonova

Founder at GIOS (Global Innovative Online School)

Nathalie Lesselin

Founder and CEO at KOKORO lingua

Nele Mletschkowsky

CEO at quofox

Nyari Samushonga

CEO at WeThinkCode_

Oriana Circelli

CEO at WoWplay

Pamela Elizalde

Co-Founder at Zoombers

Panagiota Kordali

CEO at 3D Organon

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