Women Who Exit Interview

Felena Hanson “virtually” sat down with coworking pioneer, Lori Steele Contorer, to discuss the launch and growth of her business, Everyone Counts, in San Diego, California.

As founder, Chairman and CEO of Everyone Counts, Inc, Lori Contorer pioneered the use of modern technology in elections, introducing state of the art security and accessibility to voting. The company quickly became the global leader in election system design, with Lori universally regarded as the world’s top expert in election security and innovation. Raising $40 million in venture and private equity funding, Lori grew Everyone Counts from a vision to global industry leadership. Disrupting the $31 billion elections industry by migrating government and private-sector organizations worldwide from antiquated hardware and error-prone manual, paper-based processes to transparent, auditable software as a service (SaaS).

An accomplished international corporate CEO, board member and change maker, Lori Contorer advises technology companies, senior executives, philanthropists, foundations, corporate and nonprofit boards and legislative leaders globally in areas including:

  • Defining strategy that turns vision into reality *Implementing sustainable systemic change
  • Establishing clear measurable outcomes and accountability
  • Accurately forecasting industry, economic and technological transitions
  • Drafting effective legislation
  • Inventing and validating mission-critical products, technologies and security
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Lori’s visionary leadership has been recognized with myriad awards, including:

  • Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs
  • Finalist, EY San Diego Entrepreneur of the Year
  • San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Award
  • Induction into the BGSU Dallas-Hamilton Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame
  • SNS News Firestarter