These two are up to something really special. They have created a community of women and supporters linked through authentic connections. The community works together to build relationships, develop careers, and change standards. EdTechWomen discovers leadership opportunities for women in education technology.
NoorAli and Roth came together over one shared vision. A world that would see the impact women can have as leaders, decision-makers, and experts. EdTechWomen offers a network and platform that provides members with skill development workshops and leadership opportunities.
EdTechWomen was launched in the spring of 2013 at SXSWedu, an event hosted by South x Southwest. The dinner was attended by about one hundred women and made it clear that a community for the cultivation of meaningful connections amongst women in the EdTech space was vital.
From launch, EdTechWomen assembled a community of 2,500 women and launched 12 chapters within six months. And in 2015, the EdTechWomen co-founders were recognized as Change Makers of the Year for their work at SXSWedu. They were recognized for growing, connecting, and the empowering of women in the education sector.
NoorAli grew up in D.C., is a proud alumna of Brown and Harvard, and started her career at the U.S. Department of State. At the U.S. Department of State she was part of the strategy team formed by President Obama to increase digital and public engagement in the Middle East and South Asia.
She now serves as the VP of Business Development for Noodle Education. When Noorali is not working you can find the proud new mother serving her community as the chairperson for a youth development organization.
Margaret Roth is the CMO, SVP of Performance Technologies, and Co-Founder of Yet Analytics, and the former Director of Operations for the Office of Experiential Education at the Johns Hopkins University. Margaret is an active member of the Junior League of Baltimore and serves on the SXSWedu LAUNCHedu Advisory Board. In her spare time, Roth spends a lot of time cooking, writing, organizing, and exploring.