Three Female Tech Founders You Need to Know

The Raleigh Founded Team

This month we are highlighting the women who understand the power and capabilities of technology. Raleigh is an up-and-coming tech hub attracting major companies such as Google and Apple. However, we have amazing women in the Raleigh Founded community who have been bringing their unique perspectives to the tech industry for years!

Sophia Lopez, Founder and COO of Kaleido

Sophia Lopez

Founder and COO of Kaleido, a company cultivating a new computing platform dedicated to helping enterprises create the most seamless ecosystem.

After graduating from Harvard with an engineering degree, Sophia went on to obtain her MBA from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She then led the IBM Blockchain Platform product portfolio and held various leadership positions as a IBM Profit and Loss (P&L) Leader managing multi-billion dollar lines of business.

Committed to growth in herself and others, Sophia recently completed the Impact Center Women’s Executive Leadership Fellow Program. But not stopping there, Sophia also mentors young entrepreneurs as an Adams Apprenticeship Advisor, and a coach and judge for Launch the Venture and Carolina Challenge programs sponsored by Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Samantha (Peart) Ade, President at Pivotal IT

Samantha (Peart) Ade

President at Pivotal IT Services and the Pivotal i4DM Joint Venture, a full-service Information Technology firm providing clients with innovative solutions to keep their network running, their data safe, and more.

In 2019, Samantha founded this fast-growing, women-owned business that prioritizes the environment of collective contribution from the company to their clients’ successes. Samantha specializes in Cyber Security, Data Management, and Low-Code/No-Code Solutions.

The work that Samantha and the Pivotal IT team is doing with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and many other projects impacts the lives of millions of Americans by modernizing all aspects of health services applications.

Nicole Lowe, Founder of Zoee & member of the Raleigh coworking spaces community

Nichole Lowe

Founder of Zoee, an app built by coaches for coaches.

When Nichole started to run her business she realized that her time was taken away from coaching and being put towards the many challenges of running a coaching business that they do not teach about in certification school. Utilizing her experience as a Board Certified Coach, Associate and Executive Producer, and Business Development Manager, Nichole generated an app that converges and simplifies the process of creating a coaching business.

Nichole is inspired by the power of coaching and holds an excitement and passion for helping others improve and transform their lives. Making use of technology and talent, she has created a unique opportunity for her company to match clients with the right coach.

Thanks for reading about these amazing women in Tech! Check back in July for an article about women in the RF community who have dedicated their careers to social impact!