When Nicole Yeary couldn’t get her healthcare startup funded in 2011, she launched a Facebook group for women facing the same challenge. As she added offline education and networking events, Ms. Tech, co-founded with Lisa Russell, was established. Ms. Tech’s goal is to help women “start and scale their businesses through training, resources, mentors and valuable connections.”
“There are women out there doing really awesome things,” Yeary told Blue Sky. “How can we help them realize them?”
In July, 1871 Chicago announced that Yeary would serve as a co-facilitator to WiSTEM, its new women-in-tech effort.
Yeary is an SEO specialist and the first HootSuite Certified Professional in Chicago. She spent seven years with UnitedHealth in Indianapolis and has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, team management and new business development.
Yeary is a member of the Clever Girls Collective, Internet Society and Social Enterprise Alliance. She also moderates online courses with The American College of Financial Services.