Hello! I'm Hayley.
I'm powered by passion and endless possibility. I am a data-driven technologist and inclusion advocate with an entrepreneurial drive aspiring to make an impact and pursue interesting work that matters.
I am the founder of Lady in Tech, an award-winning tech and lifestyle platform for next-generation female tech leaders and entrepreneurs. I was named a "Top Tech Influencer" by IVY Magazine, included in 20 On The Rise 2018, and "Most Influential Women in Tech" alongside Sheryl Sandberg and Katrina Lake.
I write a column for Forbes that inspires, motivates and moves millennial women to enter the tech industry and build impactful products at scale to improve the world. I am the cofounder of Female Founders Community, the largest online community of female founders.
For my inclusion and diversity advocacy work, I was featured in BBC World Service, BBC 100 Women, Tech Forward, OZY, Founded By, Women in Tech, and ABC 7 News. It is critical that we increase diversity in tech because of the preeminent role the industry plays in shaping the future of humanity. Technology innovation is a strategic imperative, and we must work toward creating a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it.
I moonlight as an organizer and community builder for TEDx San Francisco, a nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading, and Women in Product, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in product management.
I was named a distinguished alumni from the University of Colorado at Boulder where I graduated early with honors. I also studied Technology and Innovation as well as International Management at Stanford University.
I am a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, sommelier, marathon runner, and certified yoga instructor based in sunny San Francisco, California.