17 Women In Tech Who Are Transforming The Industry

STACY BROWN-PHILPOT, TASKRABBIT

After a nine-year tenure at Google, during which she created the employee group Black Googlers Network, Brown-Philpot left the tech giant to join TaskRabbit as COO in 2013. She was promoted to CEO three years later and oversaw the company’s 2017 acquisition by IKEA. Her interest in the company had been stoked by her life as a new mom and memories of her childhood in Detroit, where she believes TaskRabbit could have offered a lifeline to those left jobless amid the contraction of the automotive industry. Focused on increasing the services TaskRabbit offers beyond the approximately 50 current categories and further expanding its global reach, Brown-Philpot sees her work as a “mission of making everyday life easier for everyday people.”