There’s a shortage of women in science, technology, engineering and math. And there’s still a 17 percent gender gap in pay—across the board—in all of legal (18 percent at Big Law). But within the legal technology community are many women with thriving careers. Monica Bay recently interviewed Sarah Schaaf. Schaaf is chief executive officer at Headnote, a venture-backed legal tech company based in San Francisco.

Education: University of Arizona for my B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Spanish, class of 2003. I then went on to follow in the footsteps of my attorney parents by attending Loyola University Chicago School of Law for my J.D., class of 2008. I like to consider myself a “reformed” attorney, but yes, I am a lawyer admitted in California.