Software Companies with Female CEOs

In honor of March 8’s International Woman’s Day, Comparably looked to highlight some of the businesses around the U.S. with females in the role of Chief Executive Officer. While there is still a major imbalance in terms of gender parity – last year’s Fortune 500 included just 6.6% women – here are a selection of software companies that have female CEOs calling the shots.

Location: Oakland, CA

CEO: Edith Harbaugh

LaunchDarkly is a Feature Management Platform that serves over 100 billion feature flags daily to help software teams build better software. Feature flagging is an industry best practice of wrapping a new or risky section of code or infrastructure change with a flag. Each flag can easily be turned off independent of code deployment (aka ”dark launching”).

LaunchDarkly is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: Redwood City, CA

CEO: Deidre Paknad

Workboard is an enterprise SaaS company that helps companies unlock growth by making alignment and accountability remarkably easy. The Workboard SaaS Solution transforms an antiquated approach to strategy alignment and progression into a dynamic, data-driven practice augmented by analytics and intelligence.

Workboard is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: San Francisco, CA

CEO: Davida Herzl

Aclima delivers hyperlocal air quality data and insights, at block-by-block resolution. It combines leading-edge sensor technology, climate science, enterprise software and machine learning to generate high-resolution maps of emissions across pollutants –– from CO2 and methane to particulate matter.

Aclima is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: San Diego, CA

CEO: Wendy Rogers

eSUB provides cloud-based project management, timecard management and corporate management for commercial subcontractors of all trades. With eSUB, customers create paperless projects to manage from any device; desktop, laptop, iPad, tablet or Smartphone

eSub Construction Software is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: Seattle, WA

CEO: Michel Feaster

Usermind, the leader in Experience Orchestration (XO), is changing the way enterprises use what they know about customers to actively shape experiences in real-time. With Usermind’s XO Platform, enterprises can monitor customers and orchestrate 1:1 experiences across channels, systems and teams.

Usermind is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: San Francisco, CA

CEO: Christine Yen, Charity Majors

Honeycomb provides full stack observability—designed for high cardinality data and collaborative problem solving, enabling engineers to deeply understand and debug production software together.

Honeycomb is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: San Francisco, CA

CEO: Sarah Nahm

The modern, collaborative recruiting platform that powers a more human approach to hiring. Lever’s Talent Acquisition Suite unifies organizations to source, nurture, interview, and hire top talent through effortless collaboration. Lever supports the hiring needs of over 2,000 companies around the globe including the teams at Netflix, Hot Topic, KPMG New Zealand, and Cirque du Soleil.

“I have so much respect and admiration for my team. We keep our bar high and it shows- they are incredibly professionals to work beside and on a personal note, just really enjoyable to spend time with.”


Lever employees rated their overall culture a A+.

Lever is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: Cambridge, MA

CEO: Jana Eggers

The Nara Logics Synaptic Intelligence platform is a recommendation and decision engine that works across a variety of information classes and customer verticals, using advanced techniques in neural networks and machine learning. The platform ingests and organizes data into networks involving data, people, objects and actions.

Nara Logics is hiring! Find your next role here.


Location: Woodland Hills, CA

BlackLine’s EFCA Platform is the only unified cloud platform supporting the entire close-to-disclose process, assisting enterprise and midsize companies to improve the accuracy and reliability of their financial reporting, achieve process efficiencies, and enhance visibility into Finance & Accounting (F&A) operations.

BlackLine is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: New York City, NY

CEO: Frida Polli

Founded by Harvard/MIT-trained PhDs, pymetrics uses cognitive data and AI to help global clients like Unilever, Accenture and LinkedIn make their hiring and internal mobility more predictive and less biased. Pymetrics replaces the resume as a first-pass filter by assessing candidates based on their true potential — their inherent cognitive and emotional make-up.

Pymetrics is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: San Francisco, CA

CEO: Neha Sampat

Contentstack develops a cloud based content management system intended to power omnichannel content, digital experiences and personalized customer journeys. The company’s system uses marketing and analytics tools to manage, deploy and publish contents across channels, enabling customers to reach their audience anywhere.

Contentstack is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: Mountain View, CA

CEO: Yinglian Xie

DataVisor is the fraud and financial crime detection service utilizing unsupervised machine learning to identify attack campaigns before they conduct any damage. DataVisor protects some of the largest organizations in the world from attacks such as account takeovers, fake account creation, money laundering, fake social posts, fraudulent transactions and more.

Datavisor is hiring! Find your next role here.


Location: New York City, NY

CEO: Sara Menker

Gro Intelligence is SaaS platform focused on the multi-trillion dollar global agriculture industry. The company automatically harvests vast amounts of publicly available structured and unstructured data globally (e.g. satellite imagery from NASA, customs data reported in Portuguese from Brazil, demand data from reported in Mandarin in PDF format, etc ), standardizes it, and uses machine learning to build predictive models that allow stakeholders across the agricultural ecosystem to make mission-critical business decisions


Gro Intelligence is hiring! Find your next role here.