According to a recent survey, women make up only around 25 percent of the computing workforce in the United States, and they often earn less than their male counterparts. In this post, we’ve compiled a list of some of the industry’s top women developers, tech executives, entrepreneurs, influencers, and CEOs in honor of the rapidly growing and mighty tribe of women that are driving the industry forward. These women in tech are a group of inventors and entrepreneurs that power some of the world’s top IT firms and most promising start-ups, paving the way for the future we want.
Although many women tech leaders are doing a phenomenal job, this list includes women based on their current following and sphere of influence. Please note that this list is not exhaustive in any way.
Let’s dive in.
1)Elizabeth F. Churchill
Elizabeth Churchill earned a Bachelor of Science in Research and Experimental Psychology and a Master of Science in Knowledge-based Systems from Sussex University. Later, she graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Ph.D.
Churchill relocated to Palo Alto, California, to work at FX Palo Alto Laboratory, later becoming the Palo Alto Research Center. She then went on to work for Yahoo, eBay, and Google, among other major tech giants.
She is currently the director of Google’s user experience team. In this capacity, Churchill researches computer science, psychology, design, analytics, and ethnography to improve user experience.
Churchill is also the vice president of the Association of Computing Machinery. In her career, she has garnered over 50 granted or pending patents and over 100 published articles in various domains of psychology and computing.