Adriana Gascoigne

Founder & CEO, Girls in Tech

Empowering the Next Generation of Female Leaders.

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Adriana Gascoigne is the Founder and CEO of Girls in Tech, a non-profit organization that has been running and empowering women with regard to technology since 2007.


She advises technology start-ups and large corporations in the development of their businesses and in establishing and elaborating their corporate strategies.


Adriana Gascoigne has extensive work experience. She worked as an OCM for QwikCart, a Denver-based mobile internet shopping startup, and launched HelpLearn.Asia, an e-learning platform for small and medium-sized businesses in Singapore. She has also worked as Vice President of Marketing for SecondMarket, where she was responsible for marketing, brand strategy, event production and coordinating all the company’s efforts in terms of its integration into digital media.

He previously worked at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide as Vice President of 360 Digital Influence and also serves as “Intel Insider,” the person charged with serving as a product advisor at Intel.

She is the author of “Tech Boss Lady: How to Start-up, Disrupt, and Thrive as a Female Founder,” where she immerses herself in the tough and raw side of startups, sharing her own story and how she challenged the Silicon club. Valley, founding Girls In Tech, the largest organization for women entrepreneurs in the world. Likewise, the work collects the telling of sincere stories of more than 20 women leaders in technology.

In addition, Adriana Gascoigne launched “Smitten With Mittens”, currently called “The YOUniform Project”, a solidarity project that seeks to provide uniforms and necessary educational resources for many children in developing countries.

Likewise, Girls in Tech has created a number of programs to increase the number of women working in technology, including Global Classroom, an online learning platform that provides access to online courses and resources to improve knowledge in STEM related fields. Other programs include the Amplify Pitch Competition, Mentorship, and tech job openings, amongst others.

Graduated in Sociology and Economics from the University of California at Davis.

Empowering the Next Generation of Female Leaders.

Entrepreneurship successfully.

Disruptive Technology.


Corporate strategies in digital environments.

Tech Boss Lady: How to Start-up, Disrupt, and Thrive as a Female Founder.

The founder of Girls in Tech offers first-hand accounts of the realities of startup life, with the very best advice from top women entrepreneurs

You know startups are hard, but what is it like to fail, or have a falling out with your co-founder, or to go through hundreds of pitches in an effort get funded? In Tech Boss Lady, Adriana Gascoigne dives into the gritty, raw side of startups. She shares her own story - of defying Silicon Valley's boy's club and founding the largest organization for female entrepreneurs in the world - as well as candid true tales from more than 20 leading women in tech. The result: a no-nonsense guide for the entrepreneur, intrapreneur and Tech Boss Lady within each of us.

Gascoigne goes behind the scenes of some of Silicon Valley's hottest brands to discuss topics like failure, funding, growth hacking, and what it's like to be a first-time CEO. Rising entrepreneurs will find inspiration and actionable advice, and experienced tech employees will appreciate Gascoigne's refreshingly real take on Silicon Valley: the good, the bad, the ugly, and ultimately-the hopeful.

Tech Boss Lady: How to Start-up, Disrupt, and Thrive as a Female Founder.

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