These power moms are proving that the tech industry is no longer a man’s world. They are using their skills and mad smarts to lift other mothers up, change the world and serve as an example for other science and technology-minded women and girls. Check out their stories and accomplishments below and get ready to feel empowered!
Jill Murphy, VP of Common Sense Media
Mother to 7-year-old Olivia and 3.5-year-old Elsie, Jill knows well how seriously parents take the effect media and technology has on their kids. That first-hand knowledge has helped her in her current role as VP of Common Sense Media which offers ratings, reviews and advice for parents on media and technology. Her editorial team oversees all of the age-based ratings, which are determined by child-development criteria. They also work to offer parenting advice and assistance with understanding social media.
As the seventh employee that Common Sense Media hired, Jill is proud of having the determination to stick with and grow within an organization she believes in, but says that her little family is what she is proudest of, of all. She says, “ Everything work-related pales in comparison to the stability and love of my husband, the delight and madness of my daughters, and the exhaustion that is having a puppy. They are all the hardest, scariest, funniest and most rewarding part of my life.”
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