Barbara Wescott is a woman on a mission. As CEO and Founder of Swellcoin, and Co-Founder of Women Wednesdays, Barbara is living the Lean In philosophy to create technologies that improve economic opportunity for everyday people. Barbara’s company, Swellcoin, is a new type of buy-local cashback platform designed to restore and increase small/local business spending; keeping more jobs, money and prosperity in communities. With Women Wednesdays, her mission is to “Grow and Share the Talents of Women in Spaces and Places” by increasing participation of women in places of opportunity.
Prior to these endeavors, Barbara excelled in the vacation rental / real estate industry. In earlier years, Barbara worked for the National Security Program at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and in electronic intelligence collection/analysis for the United States Air Force. Barbara is particularly honored to have served as an ambassador for the American Field Service in Sri Lanka, a program for the betterment of relations worldwide.
Barbara is a Maine native, wife and proud mother of two, who has made Tallahassee, Florida her home for over 25 years.