Blog | May 1, 2014

Congrats to our CEO, Jody Vandergriff, for Receiving Woman of Influence Award in Silicon Valley

by Preeti Upadhyaya in Webdam Updates

Silicon Valley is full of the world’s best and brightest minds – it is home to some of the most brilliant innovators in the world. Today, we’re very proud to congratulate our CEO, Jody Vandergriff, for earning the distinguished Women of Influence Award from the Silicon Valley Business Journal — an honor reserved for only the most successful women in the business and technology community.

This award reflects Jody’s hard work leading Webdam through eight years of hyperactive growth in one of the most competitive industries in technology – Enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Under her leadership, Webdam has become the preferred digital asset management platform for some of the world’s best brands, and it continues to experience record customer growth while achieving the best customer retention rate in the industry. Vandergriff bootstrapped Webdam to profitability and in March 2014, acquisition by Shutterstock, Inc.

Jody’s unique career path into the world of enterprise software is one of the many reasons she stands out here in Silicon Valley and why the Business Journal chose to honor her. Prior to co-founding Webdam, she spent years as a data scientist in bioinformatics and holds a patent in this area of research. Jody earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Molecular Genetics from Ohio State University and went on to complete a Master’s of Science in Computer Science at San Francisco State University. She took her hard science and engineering skills to build and grow a cutting-edge company with one of the most forward-thinking and fun cultures in Silicon Valley.

In addition to building top technology for today’s best enterprise marketing teams, advancing both women and men in technology is one of Jody’s passions – today, nearly half of Webdam’s rapidly growing team are women. Jody also recently launched Women of Webdam (WoW), a group aimed at encouraging gender equality across all roles at Webdam.

Please join us in congratulating Jody on this wonderful achievement, and stay tuned into the award ceremony with the hashtag #SVWomenRock.

To read Jody’s profile in the Business Journal and learn more about the award, click here.

To read the official press release, click here.