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Angela Hood

At a Glance

Class Year: 1990

Award Year: 2020

Degree: Bachelor of Construction Science

Profession: Tech Entrepreneur


Angela Hood ’90 is the founder and CEO of ThisWay Global, an award-winning, venture backed artificial intelligence company focused on matching people to jobs, without bias. The core methodology for ThisWay’s technology was established when she founded the College of Architecture Career Fair as an undergraduate in the Construction Science program. Having experienced the challenges of hiring during a 20+ year career in the construction industry, Angela decided to pursue a career in artificial intelligence and software engineering to build a scalable solution for this problem. 

In 2012, she formed an R&D team at The University of Cambridge, in England, and in 2016 moved the company headquarters to Austin, Texas. She is an international keynote speaker and published author. Her awards include Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Woman in Tech; Women In IT’s International Entrepreneur of the Year; University of Cambridge’s Top Founder Award; and HR Technology Conference’s Innovation of the Year.