AlwaysOn is proud to announce its inaugural Top 25 Women in Tech to Watch list, presented by Accenture. These pioneers have been involved in creating innovative technology companies and securing venture capital deals, creating jobs and strengthening the Global Silicon Valley marketplace.
As the tech and VC industries recover from the recent credit crunch, these women are continuing to score big wins in terms of revenue, reach, innovation, and return on their stakeholders’ investments. The AlwaysOn Top 25 Women in Tech to Watch is a collection of the most prominent and influential women in the global technology industries.
This is the inaugural year for the list, which was hand-selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team. The team looked at data from across the entrepreneur universe, examining contributions from hundreds of talented women who are changing the technology landscape. The AO team used five criteria for choosing this year’s list: overall innovation, the ability to identify new market opportunities, commercialization of new products and services, creation of stakeholder value, and media buzz and awareness in the tech community.
The honorees come from many different fields and backgrounds, including computer hardware, Web 2.0, print and social media, alternative energy, and more. The executives being recognized this year represent companies ranging from startups to corporate giants.
These women underscore the critical role intelligence, perseverance, and tenacity play in new company and new job creation as well as providing sustainable environments where technology thrives. Congratulations to this year’s winners who, together with the companies they work for and have founded, are proving that the way to provide long-term wealth and prosperity is through innovation.
- Host: Elizabeth Tinkham, Global Lead, Management Consulting and Integrated Markets Communications & High Tech Industry Group, Accenture
- Donna Wells, President and CEO, Mindflash.com
- Victoria Ransom, Founder & CEO, Wildfire Interactive
- Lisa Stone, CEO, BlogHer
- Hilary DeCesare, CEO, Everloop
- Carol Realini, CEO, Obopay
- Monique Farantzon, CEO, DoubleTwist
The 2010 Top 25 Women in Tech to Watch
Founder, Design Futurist
Chairman, Prodea Systems
Director User Experience Group, Intel
Vice President, Websphere Marketing, IBM
Co-Founder & CEO, Everloop
Founder, SheSays and Senior Vice President, Group Creative Director, McCann Ericskon
Vice President, Windows Experience, Microsoft
Founder, Altimeter Group
Executive Chair of the Board and President, TRUSTe
Search Products and User Experience Group, Google
Editor and Publisher, Oakland Local
Founder, Digital Sistas
Co-Founding Partner, FLOODGATE
Founder and CEO, Ushahidi
Founder and CEO, Wildfire Interactive
Founder and CEO, Obopay
Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Senior Vice President, Enterprise On Demand Transformation and Information Technology, IBM
Founder and CEO, SlideShare
Vice President, New Business Development, Google
Mwende Window Snyder
Security and Privacy Product Manager, Apple
Founder and CEO, BlogHer
Vice President, Commerce, Google
Chief Technology Officer and President, Xerox Innovation Group, Xerox
President, Sapphire Energy
Founder and CEO, Placeblogger.com