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Published on 5/9/17 10:30 AM

The Greatest Moms In Tech

We've heard a lot about women in tech but, with Mother's Day quickly approaching, we decided to narrow that down and focus on the Moms in Tech.

Julie Farago


Julie Farago has two titles: "Google's Engineering Manager" and "Mom".

You can't deny that Julie is a force to be reckoned with. She is part of a select few engineering managers who have 30 direct reports and a checkmark next to each of the required Google manager traits:

1. Is a good coach.

2. Empowers the team and does not micromanage.

3. Expresses interest in and concern for team members’ success and personal well-being.

4. Is productive and results-oriented.

5. Is a good communicator — listens and shares information.

6. Helps with career development.

7. Has a clear vision and strategy for the team.

8. Has key technical skills that help him or her advise the team.

Her kids think she's pretty awesome too. As a mom in tech, Julie says it's not easy but you can make it work.

Her Advice:

Stick to a strict schedule. Work between certain hours and only schedule meetings during that time. Once your workday is done, be a mom. In order to accomplish everything, Julie uses Google Calendar (of course!) to stay organized and aligned with her family.

Sheryl Sandberg


Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO, is also a Mom of two!

We can't imagine what their household dynamic is like with Sheryl at Facebook and her husband, David Goldberg, as CEO of SurveyMonkey. Nevertheless she manages to balance her two biggest roles and encourage other women to do the same. Sheryl is well known for her book,Lean-In, covering her experience as a woman and mom in business. Even better, her book profits support women's charities!

Paula Long


Paula Long, CEO and Founder of DataGravity

Paula may not be as well known, but this Mom rocks! Her first tech company was acquired by Dell for $1.4 billion, which lead to her position as Dell's VP of Storage from 2008 - 2010. Paula is now CEO and co-founder of her second company, DataGravity, a behavior driven data management solution.

She balances work with family by bringing her husband and son in as honorary co-founders. This way, they are always a part of what she's doing.

Safra Catz


Safra Catz, CEO of Oracle and Mom of two.

Safra has made headlines in the past years regarding everything from politics to company-wide transformative change. As one of the most powerful and influential women, Safra has set an extraordinary example for women in business. With two sons growing up, juggling her executive position at Oracle wasn't easy. Her husband, Gal Tirosh, stepped up to help and became a stay-at-home dad.

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention Safra's family background. She was born in Israel to parents who were Holocaust survivors and made their way to America when she was six years old. 

Entrepreneur Magazine: Moms In Tech Feature

These are some phenomenal women but we also want to feature local Moms in tech. Every woman's story matters, and your experience could help encourage and inspire others. If you are, or you know, a mom in tech, we want you to:

  • Tell us your story!
  • Give your top tips for other moms.
  • Share your favorite Apps or Gadgets that help you balance work and family.

Comment with your response below!


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Elizabeth Greenberg
Author: Elizabeth Greenberg
RemoteRelief, Inc.

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