Disrupting Balance

054: Never Too Late: The Journey from Social Work to Technology

September 13th, 2021

Disrupting Balance Statement:

I am Disrupting Balance by taking care of myself first, my family second and my business third!

CEO & Founder,PhotoPad. After practicing Social Work for over 20 years, Diane leaped into the entrepreneurial world to launch two tech platforms in the photo and digital content marketing space, her first product PhotoPad a consumer photo app on Facebook in 2010 and PhotoPad for Business in 2016. Her passion and leadership continues to empower women to succeed in business through providing resources and connections. She serves on the Board of Directors to Women In Wireless and Women in Tech. A Past Director of Founder Institute, a mentor to startups and invited to the Seattle White House Digital Tech Summit. She regularly speaks about entrepreneurship and leadership. Her credits include, Keynote: YPIN Women Leadership Day, Washington Outstanding Teen Leadership Day, Microsoft, Women Who Code, Women in Tech Seattle and Vancouver and Seattle, Seattle Startup Weekend in which her teams have come in first and second place.

In 2018 received two nominations for startup of the year and innovative product of the year with Eastside Business Awards, 2015 Women of the Year in Business Award, 2012 Mom of the Year Business Award and 2012 Ambassador to the Children Community Award. She continues to do philanthropy work for women and children of abuse serving on the Board of Trustee for Olive Crest.

Connect with Diane:
website: Photopad
facebook: Photo Pad for Business
Instagram: Photo Pad for Business

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Hanifa Barnes, JD MBA is a recovering work/life balancer finding harmony in the imbalance of work, well-being & the in between. Once a former professional actor, the education executive, budding entrepreneur, wife and mother of four is holding space for other women doing and seeking the same.

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