Leaning In--At Edmodo

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LEANING IN AT EDMODO: LinkedIn doesn't lie: Crystal Hutter, who joined Edmodo in January 2010, has been quietly named Chief Executive Office. Nic Borg, a cofounder, is chief product officer and had been CEO. Edtecher should find some amusement in all the hoopla around Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and her book/movement, Lean In: a surprising number of edtech companies--or organizations--are headed by women. Many of them are moms, too. At SXSW-edu, a gathering of women in edtech easily drew a crowd of 100--and plans are to grow the community on both the west and east coast. (Stay tuned for dates). No comment from the Edmodo team about how the shifting roles of Hutter and Borg will shape the company. Hutter has already had a big role in Edmodo's fundraising and in representing the company publically--so it might just be business as usual.

Although there are plenty of positions in organizations that are game-changers, we found we could name more than four dozen women CEOs in the edtech space without breaking a sweat, including:

  • Heather Hiles, Pathbrite  
  • Amy Lin, EdCanvas
  • Jen Medbery, Kickboard
  • Susan Patrick, iNACOL
  • Melissa Pickering, iCreate to Educate
  • Kristin Richmond, Revolution Foods
  • Ilene  Rosenthal, Footsteps2Brilliance, Inc.
  • Cheryl Vedoe, Apex Learning
  • Jessie Woolley-Wilson, Dreambox Learning
  • Kathy Yates, Teachscape
  • Julie  Young,  Florida Virtual School
  • Lynzi  Ziegenhagen, Schoolzilla

And yeah, EdSurge's own Betsy Corcoran

Got more names? Drop us a note to make sure we've got you on the list! And lean in, ya'll!

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