One the most looming and disturbing issues within the technology sector is the shocking lack of women.
The Women In Tech movement is an attempt to restore balance to the technology space. Achieving workplace balance benefits all of us. Study after study has shown that companies benefit from more female technologists and leaders.
Looking back at my own 20-year career in technology — the most fruitful and enjoyable experiences were always in organizations that had a healthy gender balance.
Somehow along the highway to amazing technological progress and (r)evolution, women have been left at the bus stop.
We need to fix this.
Here is a list of female leaders in tech that you should be paying attention to. They are leaders, they are innovators, they are people who get things done — and they happen to be women too.
Note: You can click on the Twitter handles for all of these women to follow them individually.
We also have created a Twitter list, which includes all of these leaders in one handy reference (and a few other accounts also).
Milena is the CEO & Co-Founder of PowerToFly. PowerToFly is a website where you can easily find and hire female talent for your technology company.
PowerToFly is amazingly easy to use. Using PowerToFly I found a great frontend developer candidate within one minute and was able to request a rate just as easily.
If you are serious about hiring more women, this is something you need to check out.
Kate is the President of Girls in Tech, a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of influential women in technology and entrepreneurship. She is also the Founder and CEO of Other Side Group.
Kate also somehow finds the time to also be an Adjunct Professor of PR at the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Heather J. Brunner
Heather is the CEO of WP Engine, one of the leading startups in the high-end WordPress hosting space.
The rapid growth of her company has been impressive and WP Engine are considered leaders in their space.
Lori is the founder and CEO of the innovative mobile dating app Cheekd. It was one of the first apps of its kind.
I wonder how she came up with that name?
Lydia is the CIO at BOLD! Technologies. Bold is an interesting tech startup that helps other startups build mobile solutions.
Espree seems to always have a million interesting things going on. One of her latest ventures is the upcoming #WomenInTech Podcast, which looks to be a podcast to watch.
Espree has also written some great posts for our blog.
Katrina is the co-founder of OneStory — an amazing platform that helps people inspire others with video interviews.
What is truly more important than inspiring others?
Shana is the VP of Social Marketing at SocialRadar.
She is also active with the @DC Tech Meetup as a co-producer.
Judy is the Founder & CEO of TerraTap Inc. the creators of Neartuit and is a very passionate supporter of Women in Tech.
Sharon is the Co-Founder of Startup Apprentice where she helps young people get started with building their own businesses.
Anjali is the co-founder Ada’s List; a women’s only group “consisting of women who, broadly speaking, work in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.”
She is also an advisor to various tech entities and has just released a new book.
Heather Deason Zynczak
Prior to her leadership at Domo, Heather was an executive with SAP and Oracle.