Session: Becoming a Tech Entrepreneur and Having your First Kid: You Can Do It!
We all know that founding a tech startup is hard, time consuming and most of the time stressful. So is giving birth and raising a child! Both are also extremely rewarding.
As young women we are told being an entrepreneur and having a family is not compatible, resulting in a lack of young women making the decision to become a founder, especially in the tech world.
Emilie Joly, CEO of Zoe Immersive Inc, founded her first startup when she was still at university in Switzerland, moved to the US to develop the business and 10 years later recently became a mom.
She shares her experience navigating the tech scene a a female founder and embracing the hiccups of motherhood in the process. How to plan ahead for the birth of your child, manage the company afterwards and the importance of having a supportive team makes all the difference in the world!
- How to plan for your baby's birth and keeping the company going
- Challenges and benefits of being a mom and a tech entrepreneur
- Why talking about motherhood and entrepreneurship is important
- How we can encourage more young women to take an entrepreneurship career in tech
Emilie Joly is the CEO and co-Founder of Zoe Immersive, a tech startup empowering the next generations to become creators and be ready for the future of work. Based in Los Angeles, she oversees business strategy for the company. Emilie is a designer and technologist at heart, specializing in human-computer interactions. Her ultimate goal is to empower the next generations of learners with 21st century skills, such as UX design, programming, and more.