Top 5 Women in Tech You DIDN’T Know You Needed to Follow
Women working in the tech field are definitely becoming more and more prominent. This is awesome. But yes, as some of you have pointed out, there are the big names EVERYONE knows about (Sheryl Sandberg), but there’s also the ones you DON’T know about. So we’ve curated a list of those less popular ones. And not just where to find them, but why you should know about them.
Ragot is one of the co-founders of Women in Mobile which is a Barcelona-based initiative that aims at bringing more women into the tech field. Before working for InfoJobs, Carolyn previously worked on projects with companies such as Google, Microsoft, Nokia, and Blackberry, among others.
Shotwell is the current President and COO of SpaceX. She’s literally who we all want to be when we grow up. Other than an actual astronaut, of course. #realisticgoals. Shotwell was also listed as one of Forbes’ Power Women for 2016. Before SpaceX she worked with Aerospace Corporation and Microcosm Inc.
Underwood is the current Vice President of Product for Slack. If you don’t know what Slack is, it’s literally the best thing to ever happen for businesses and project managers. Previous to Slack, she worked with Google, Twitter, Apple, Travelocity, and Weatherbill. Underwood also made Fortune’s 40 Under 40 for 2016.
Wheeler is a freaking machine! Along with being Cybersecurity Czar at Symantec, she also founded the Women in Tech Council, Hack the People Foundation, Red Queen Technologies, LLC, and Infosec Unlocked. She co-authored the book Women in Tech (put that on your list!) and speaks at many conferences and events.
5. Whitney Wolfe — LinkedIn
Wolfe is a co-founder for Tinder and the founder and CEO of Bumble, which is a dating app that gives women the initial point of contact. Named one of this year’s Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Wolfe is killing it as a woman entrepreneur, and she’s only 27.
These killer ladies are great role models to us all. They remind us that we can rock making a difference and empower us to help each other out and step up our game! If you want to see more phenomenal women in tech, you can find more here.
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