Denise Terry

About Me

Denise Terry is CEO of EmbraceFamily Health, a digital health company for women and families she cofounded with the OBGYN who delivered her twins. Denise led product, marketing and sales teams for high tech startups across mobile, consumer Internet, social media and SaaS, including acquisitions by Microsoft (LinkExchange) and Experian (myID). She was formerly Chief Marketing Officer and head of Sales at Startup Grind. Denise was Chief Marketing Officer for DayOne, a center for new and expectant parents in the Bay Area. She also founded a prenatal health practice supporting hundreds of pregnant couples and new parents during pregnancy, birth and postpartum with education, labor support and wellness services. Denise holds a B.S. in Economics from Smith College as well as certifications in perinatal fitness, prenatal massage, childbirth education and birth and postpartum doula support. Denise is on the Board of Directors for Girls in Tech and actively mentors young women in technology. She is a mother of boy/girl twins and teaches at her children’s school.

My blog posts

Why Women Investing in and Championing Women in Tech Makes Sense

It's the eve of Ada Lovelace day, and there's no better time to celebrate the gains of women in STEM. As the mother of a young girl who loves to code, I want my daughter to know that Ada Lovelace is hailed as the first tech visionary and creator of the first computer algorithm. Though her father was the famed poet Lord Byron, it was Lovelace’s mother who taught her mathematics. Creating these opportunities for women to get involved in STEM is vital: just imagine how behind Silicon Valley would be if Ada never learned math.

Unicorns Aboard the Ark: Building Companies to Do Good Well

‘Well, now we have seen each other,’ said the unicorn, ‘if you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you. Is that a bargain?’ -Lewis Carroll