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.
September 13th, 2021 | Season 6 | 27 mins 23 secs
entrepreneur, never too late, storytelling
After 20 years in social work, Diane knew she was ready to make a new difference in people's lives and launched a company devoted to telling story through pictures. She experienced fear and being the only woman in the room, but had a resolute belief in her ability to start. Diane took the leap and has never looked back.