President, Smart Tech Challenges Foundation
Margot Hirsch is president of Smart Tech Challenges Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to reduce gun violence through innovations in gun safety. The Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge received more than 200 entries, culminating in $1 million awarded to 15 innovators developing a range of firearm safety solutions. Hirsch has been with Smart Tech since its inception in 2013. She was previously regional vice president of international sales for Blackboard, an information technology and services company, and vice president of sales for eProsper. She has presented on behalf of Smart Tech at the White House, US Conference of Mayors, and Women Against Gun Violence and has been featured in national publications.