"A lethal combination of people leader, product nerd and technical 'get it' factor."
Hello! I'm Kristen Womack. I'm a product leader and community builder in Minneapolis. I am the Co-Founder of Hello Mom; the Co-Founder of HackTheGap; Founder and Principal of Night Sky Web Co; and Advisor to the Everyday Miracles Board of Directors.
I’m a visionary builder of products and teams with a track record of transforming complex, abstract goals and ideas into actionable steps, and imbuing teams with the enthusiasm to tackle them. I’ve been a natural leader since childhood, overflowing with ideas and recruiting others to bring them to life. I love nothing more than planning, inventing, and inspiring others.
In my work life, this has translated into founding companies, building teams, launching products, leading departments (within both scrappy startups and Fortune 500 companies), consulting, and serving as a board member and brand ambassador. My passion is building products and teams from the ground up, and leading with drive, vision, and fortitude.
My writing (on topics ranging from API development to team management) has appeared in publications including Runscope and Hitch, and my work has been featured in the Star Tribune, Tech[dot]MN, Mpls-St. Paul Business Journal, and MAKE IT. MSP. I’ve been a featured speaker and panelist at events hosted by Target, Product Development Management Association, The Nerdery, Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul and Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education, and I was chosen as one of the 2016 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 40 Under 40.
Outside of work, my passions and hobbies include running, yoga, reading, mob programming, and gender and diversity issues. I and passionate about all things motherhood and women equality. I love connecting with other women and moms, and helping them use their talent, passion, and skill to build a more equitable, joyful, creative, and compassionate world.
Some nice things people have said about me.
"You know you've just had lunch with Kristen Womack when your face hurts from smiling, your brain feels bigger, and you have a new book to read." - Kara Skrip
"She is a lethal combination of people leader, product nerd and technical “get it” factor." - Ira Brooker
"My website whisperer, Kristen Womack, encourages me to get out of my comfort zone and tap into my inner tech-goddess." - Alex Steinman