WiTT - Launching a Technology Company
Patricia Glaser Shea is President & CEO of Givful, a technology start-up that automates and simplifies workplace volunteering and giving. Givful was named Start-up of the Year 2020 by the Nashville Technology Council. Before launching Givful, Pat worked for eleven years as President & CEO for the YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee. Under her guidance, the 100+-year-old organization was stabilized as Shea grew net assets to $10M and increased the number of people served. Continually looking for ways to empower women, Shea founded the Nashville Chapter of Women Presidents' Organization, an international organization of women business owners who have guided their businesses to success. She has remained its chapter’s Nashville Chair since 2010. Shea has been named one of the Most Admired CEOs by the Nashville Business Journal and was recognized in 2017 as a Women of Influence/Trailblazer. She has twice been named a finalist for Tennessean of the Year. Other awards include Cable's Promote Women Award, the Jean Crowe Visionary Award, the 2017 Human Relations Award, and the 2017 ATHENA Leadership Award.