3 Female Digital Health CEOs You Should Know, In Honor of Ada Lovelace Day

Tuesday, October 16th was Ada Lovelace Day, a day dedicated to supporting the accomplishments of women in technology and technology policy.  Ada Lovelace is considered by many to be the world’s first computer programmer.

To celebrate, we are profiling three outstanding women who are leading digital health companies you should know:

Gena Cook, Co-founder & CEO, Navigating Cancer:  Cook is the CEO of Navigating Cancer, an online educational site, patient portal, and community that provides resources to cancer patients for free.  The four year old company is used by over 500 oncology providers nationwide, who integrate the site with their EMR systems (GeekWire). Prior to Navigating Cancer, Cook was VP, Sales and Marketing for McKesson Specialty Care Solutions.  Cook shared her thoughts on leading Navigating Cancer with our friends at Health 2.0 in this video.

Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder & CEO, Care.com: As CEO of Care.com, Lirio Marcelo runs the world’s largest online care platform with over 7 million users. Named one of 10 Most Powerful Women in Boston Tech by the Boston Globe, she is also a Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.  Get a peek into Lirio Marcelo’s management philosophy in this interview she did with the New York Times.

Janet Kosloff, CEO & Co-Founder, InCrowd: A registered nurse, Kosloff founded InCrowd as a way to transform market research for life sciences companies by providing real time feedback from healthcare professionals.  She shares her thoughts on healthcare innovation in this interview with Green Book.

What do these women have in common? They are all CEOs of digital health companies that received over $2 million in venture funding in Q3 of 2012.  To learn more about our efforts to support women leadership in healthcare visit xxinhealth.com.