As we come across awesome women in tech we’ll add them to the list. If you know an amazing female in technology let us know here.
Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. She recently served as the US Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
San Francisco Bay Area
She attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, majoring in Writing and Painting. Before she joined TechCrunch in 2010, Alexia ran the SFweekly website from San Francisco, staying on top of the tech scene and human behavior in the digital age.
iOS Developer, @BuzzFeed
Sabrina graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in communication design and an additional major in human-computer interaction. Her specialties include Visual Design, Interaction Design, particularly a fan of designing for iOS.
Android Developer, MyFitnessPal
Software engineer with strong product and design experience and a background in Java development. I define, design and build Android apps.
Ashley J. Swartz
Founder, Furious Minds
Ashley Swartz’s passion for technology, advertising and media are a reflection of the cloth from which she is cut. Her career has included manufacturing of components, electronics, entrepreneurial start-ups, and running a media practice, all coupled with over 10 years living and working in Europe, Asia and Central America.
Creator, Feminist Frequency
Anita Sarkeesian is a media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Her work focuses on deconstructing the stereotypes and tropes associated with women in popular culture as well as highlighting issues surrounding the targeted harassment of women in online and gaming spaces.
Jasmine Gao, jasminegao.com
Mealku Product & Analytics Lead
Currently, Jasmine leads Product and Analytics at Mealku, a platform for ordering handmade meals by independent chefs. She is also an Enstitute fellow taking an alternative path to traditional higher education. Most recently, she was a Data Strategist at bitly where she worked creatively with large datasets under the scope of producing new products and services.
Aside from being a recovering video game addict, Jasmine enjoys art, architecture, Ancient Egyptian history, and sticky rice.
Espree Devora, EspreeDevora.com
“the Girl who Gets it Done”
Espree Devora is known as “the Girl who Gets it Done”. She has provided seminars in interactive content and social media to many corporations and universities including Disney, CBS, International Association of Skateboard Companies, USC Executive MBA and Georgetown MBA.
Ashley is an amazing female in tech with a degree in engineering and the kind of passion you just love to see in a female founder. VNTANA empowers artists, celebrities, and brands to reach and engage new fans and customers authentically and affordably through the use of holograms.
Luz has a background in engineering, STEM curriculum development, program management, and educational research. Luz grew up in Pacoima, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, where she first became interested in engineering and computer science as a fifth-grader after learning to program in Logo.
Simona Asinovski, Founder, SMA Digital Marketing
An inspired and driven marketing professional that boosts growth through analytics, optimization and innovation. Simona helps early-stage, high-growth companies connect with their users.
Kelsey Falter, CEO, Poptip
“Precocious is one word for 24-year-old Falter. She purchased her first domain name when she was only eight. Her first job involved creating MySpace pages. She left Notre Dame to attend a lightning pitch round in New York, where she tracked down and introduced herself to media mogul and VC Kenneth Lerer. ” – Excerpt from Inc. Online.
Jessica Greenwalt, Co-Founder & Lead Designer of CrowdMed
“Nice to meet you! I’m Jessica, and I’m a Freelance Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and Illustrator. I’ve been freelancing since high school, and at this point in my career I’ve worked with hundreds of clients from around the world on more projects than I can count. Freelancing has given me the opportunity to be a part of exciting, unique, and sometimes strange projects, and has also led me to meet and work with amazing designers, developers, and organizations.”
Anastasia Leng, Hatch.co Co-Founder
New York City and London
An ambitious risk-taker who has traveled to more than 50 countries and speaks Russian, French, and English, Leng left her job with Google 18 months ago because she saw a problem with e-commerce.
“For artisans and makers, retail forces them to predict consumer demand and take all the risk upon themselves to produce certain goods that they hope will sell,” she says. Her solution: Hatch, an online marketplace wherein consumers can redesign any product on the site–things like jewelry, home decor, and accessories–and have it custom made and shipped in a week to 10 days.
Tracy Chou, Pinterest Engineer
Chou works on a mix of product, platform, and infrastructure projects as a software engineer. She previously worked at Quora, Facebook, and Google.
Chou says that she appreciates the company’s culture of work-life balance. She’ll get in early and run with her colleagues before work (yes, Pinterest has showers) or go climbing or do yoga at the end of the day. She mentioned a recent open mic night where a group of Pinterest employees got together to have the equivalent of a group band practice.
“I’m looking forward to sharing a day-in-the-life of an engineer. From reading datasheets, to picking out parts, to doing manufacturing at my factory in SoHo, NYC – I hope others out there can see how fun and interesting making things can be!”
Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder & CEO, Pipeline Fellowship
Austin, Texas, from Latinos in Tech Event
“I had the opportunity to speak at Social Media Week NYC on a panel entitled, “Amplifying African-American Women in Innovation,” which was presented by Chana Ginelle Ewing, Founder of Michelle O Brunch. The numbers are low, but they’re not zero. We need to mainstream conversations around diversity and we can do so by spotlighting #morevoices. That’s what I’ll be up to during my “day in the life,” live-tweeting for #NPRWIT the Latin@s in Tech event scheduled right before the start of SXSW.”