Heather Cabot is an angel investor, writer and adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is a managing director of Golden Seeds angel investing network, a Pipeline Fellowship alumna, and an investor/advisor to numerous women-led ventures including Project Gravitas, Cisse Trading Co, DayOne Response, and the Harlem App Collective.
She is also a member of The Li.st, a network that supports and advocates for women in technology. Cabot is a former ABC News anchor/correspondent and served as Yahoo! Web Life Editor from 2007-12 in which she reported on digital trends for TODAY, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and syndicated daytime talk shows. She’s written for The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Parents, The SHE network, Women 2.0, USA Today and Yahoo!.
Cabot first got interested in this topic as a researcher on the 1995 PBS documentary “Minerva’s Machine: Women and Computing,” which profiled female pioneers, including US Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, who programmed some of the very first computers, helped develop the high-level programming language COBOL and popularized the term “debugging” for fixing computer glitches .