Top 50 Women in Technology
What can they do?
What power do they have?
What can they change?
What can they build?
They said women can’t work in technology..
This has to change!
Here’s the list of 50 WOMEN IN TECH for anyone who doubts their superpower!
Dr. Fei-Fei Li
A pioneer of artificial intelligence with an impressive Twitter following, Dr. Fei-Fei Li is another one of today’s most influential women in technology. Dr. Li was born in Beijing, China, and moved to the U.S. with her mother when she was 16. She studied physics at Princeton and went on to receive a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Caltech.
The Stanford professor co-founded AI4ALL, a nonprofit aimed at improving diversity in the field of AI. But she’s most known for her work on the ImageNet project, a database of over 15 million images. In layman’s terms, the database helped “train” the first computer to recognize and understand what’s in a picture. In her TED Talk on the project, Dr. Li stated, “Little by little, we’re giving sight to the machines. First, we teach them to see. Then, they help us to see better.”
Whitney Wolfe Herd
Wolfe Herd, CEO at Bumble recently became the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire when Bumble IPOed, but it certainly was no easy road for her to get there. She didn’t have a STEM degree or well-connected parents, and she started her career in tech just 5 years ago. She leads Bumble, a dating app where 100 million women have signed up to make the first move. But that’s not all that sets Bumble apart from its competitors. The company has taken a firm stance against any form of body shaming, worked with Texas lawmakers to outlaw the unsolicited sending of lewd images, and showed no tolerance for misogyny on its platform.
Ujjyaini Mitra is Chief Data Officer at Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited. She goes beyond ‘Best in Class’, and is passionate to build ‘Next in Class’ innovative solutions for businesses using design thinking, innovation, and AI. She has over 14 years of rich Leadership experience in establishing Data as a Culture at large organizations. Her work experience is spread over the Globe across industries — Digital Media & Entertainment, E-commerce, Telecommunication, just to name a few. In a nutshell — Ujjyaini is a strong people leader with in-depth domain expertise.
Kimberly Bryant started the Black Girls Code in 2011. The struggle to find a diverse computer programming course for her daughter in the Bay Area inspired the nonprofit, which now has the mission of teaching a million girls of color how to code by the year 2040.
Having studied electrical engineering in college, Bryant said, “I didn’t want my daughter to feel culturally isolated in the pursuit of her studies as I had as a young girl. I didn’t want her to give up on her passions just because she didn’t see anyone else like her in the classroom.” Among a long list of other well-deserved accolades, Bryant was named a Champion of Change by the White House and received the Ingenuity Award in Social Progress from the Smithsonian Institute
Jane Frankland is an award-winning entrepreneur, international speaker, and best-selling author. She focuses on business strategy and high performance in cybersecurity and is a world authority on attracting and retaining women in this field. She has been named a UNESCO trailblazing woman, as the third most influential person in cybersecurity in the UK, and is a top twenty global influencer. Jane has over 23-years of experience in cybersecurity, has built and sold her own global hacking firm, and served in executive positions at leading cybersecurity consultancies.
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