Joanne Lang is an Entrepreneur and the mom of four boys.
Joanne’s interesting and varied career began with work at two startups – one a success, the other a failure. She then took at job with British Aerospace, starting as an accountant and moving into work as a senior analyst programmer.
Just prior to starting AboutOne, Joanne worked for SAP on their original cloud strategy team. During this time, she realized that while she could use Facebook to manage her friendships and LinkedIn to manage her career, there was nothing in the middle to help her manage what mattered most: her family. She reasoned that others must have the same pain, so she took a risk and left SAP’s safe environment to start AboutOne. Wanting to help others to minimize that same risk she founded Colliders.org, one of the few pre-accelerators in the US.
Joanne loves being a mom and spends most of her free time with her four boys. She and her family enjoy traveling, reading, snowboarding, and horseback riding, and she tries to run 5K races on a regular basis. Joanne also teaches at TechGirlz and is a member of the PTO board for two schools. When she can, she volunteers for a variety of organizations, a favorite being Thorncroft. She’s very proud that she’s one of the few women in the UK to have received the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award.
Joanne is committed to promoting and supporting other local businesses and products as well as sharing information that will make life easier for other women by saving them time or money.