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18 Female Founders In Tech To Watch

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 08/08/11 03:27 PM ET   Updated: 10/08/11 06:12 AM ET

As part of our Women in Tech series, we've hand-picked 18 female tech founders to watch--women who are behind tech startups that are upending industries, changing the way we browse the web, revolutionizing medicine, and much, much more. From fashion to city government, these leaders have noticed opportunities in the market and created companies around them.

Women in Tech has already profiled some noteworthy female founders, such as Rent The Runway CEO and co-founder Jennifer Hyman, GenJuice CEO and co-founder Arielle Patrice Scott, and LearnVest CEO and co-founder Alexa Von Tobel, and you can read more about their stories, and others', here.

Of course, these 18 founders represent only a fraction of the many pioneering women in tech who have started innovative companies that are changing the way we think about and engage with technology. Take a look at the founders in our slideshow below, then we want to hear from you: let us know who else we should have included by sending us a tweet at @HuffPostTech, or leaving a note in the comments below.

Jess Lee, Polyvore
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Lee is the co-founder of Polyvore, a social fashion site where users can curate wardrobes by assembling products from across the web, then share these virtual ensembles with other users. Prior to joining the startup, Lee worked at Google for four years. As a product manager for Google Maps, she helped launch a variety of features like embeddable maps, multipoint driving directions, and real time traffic routing. After falling in love with Polyvore's prototype in 2008 (and winning its Halloween contest), she decided to heed advice from her former boss, Marissa Mayer, to, as Lee wrote in her blog, "always take the more challenging, more risky path."
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