About

Heidi Harman is a tech entrepreneur, UX researcher and business developer.

Currently Heidi resides in Sweden working on her new startup ProgressData.io, a parity gap data SAAS and hosts the podcast “HOW – the pod” where she picks the brains of change makers in tech and society.

Previously, she has worked with startups in London, San Francisco and Stockholm where she resides today. Heidi is an ILVP Alumni (a US state department program for international women in STEM).

Founded RunAlong.se (2008-2011), was owner at Scrive electronic signatures (2011) co-founded of GeekGirlMeetup.com (2008-current), later Director of UX Researcher at Lookback.io in San Francisco (2014-2016).

Heidi Harman started her career as a technical project manager and interaction design and strategic planner at Bleed, Bazooka, LBI and SSE Exec education at Stockholm School of Economics.

With a BA in Creative Business Design from the Kaospilots in Denmark and over ten years in the Stockholm, London and San Franciscan creative environment with both commercial-, and government web projects and start up ventures before starting her own companies.

She founded the longest-standing female tech network in Sweden, GeekGirl Meetup, a network for women in STEM, code, design and startups, which now has chapters in 17 countries. Ms. Harman has been awarded as an “Innovative and Trailblazing Role Model of the Decade” by Women’s Economic Forum, and has been a speaker in several events, such as the Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education, General Assembly London, Spotify and TEDxYouth.

Startups and organisations

Together with Andie Nordgren Heidi co-funded GeekGirlMeetUp.com, a conference about web, code and start-up that aims to lift female role-models with in the tech and startup industry in Sweden and internationally. Today Geekgirlmeetup operates in 17 countries and 27 cities around the world and has a an NGO in the US.