Lorraine Akemann

Co-Founder, Moms With Apps

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Lorraine Akemann is co-founder of Moms With Apps, a collaborative network of developers who create apps for kids. After launching her own app in 2009, she recognized the need for knowledge-sharing and cross-marketing to help gain exposure in the App Store marketplace. Now hundreds of developers are interconnected over forums, groups, and services that have sprouted from within the Moms With Apps community. Lorraine's advocacy and efforts are focused on supporting apps that are designed to respect children and families, and her partnership with the Association for Competitive Technology is based on bringing best practices in online privacy to the forefront of kids' app development. She holds a BA in Communication from the University of California at San Diego, and an MBA from San Diego State University. Prior to forming Moms With Apps, Lorraine worked in various marketing and management positions in Silicon Valley (at Sprint and Cisco), and then opted out of the corporate workforce to stay home and raise her two daughters.