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Women Impact Tech Recognizes Significant Women in the Tech Industry with Inaugural Women of Impact Award

The list honors standout women who are going above and beyond, making strides in the tech industry to promote DEI and gender equity for the next generation

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Yesterday, Women Impact Tech released its first-ever Women of Impact Awards in conjunction with American Business Women's Day, honoring the most noteworthy businesswomen in the nation. The Women of Impact list distinguishes women in technology roles who've broken barriers and supported other women throughout their careers.

Women Impact Tech's 2023 Women of Impact Awards highlight the extraordinary women who are making strides to promote DEI and gender equity in the tech space and leading the charge for the next generation of women to succeed. These are the women to watch over the next year as leading examples of how women can and will thrive in an industry dominated by men.

Women hold only [24% of computing jobs?and the number only gets smaller when looking at areas like developers, software engineers, and leadership positions. Women also tend to leave their jobs 45% faster than men, with 38% of women in tech planning on leaving their careers in the next two years. Women Impact Tech is proud to credit these extraordinary Women of Impact who have significantly influenced an individual or the technical space as a whole.

The nominees' professional and leadership achievements were evaluated, and the Top 50 Women of Impact were chosen by an esteemed panel of independent judges?selected for their experience and integrity?from various organizations. Among the judges include Sally Frykman, CMO at Velodyne Lidar, Heather Coleman, VP, Head of Enterprise Data and Analytics at Farmers Insurance, Rao Lakkakula, Head of Product Security at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Annie Scranton, Founder and President at Pace Public Relations, Sondra Shannon, CEO at Gatemaster Technology, and Camille Nichols, Board Member at nLight (Retired General).

"It's essential to our mission to highlight and support the individual women who are breaking barriers, paving paths, and uplifting the other women around them," says Women Impact Tech President Paula Bratcher Ratliff, who has devoted her career to aiding corporations in crafting strong DEI statements backed in action and results. "We're proud and grateful for these women, and it is our honor to recognize them."

The Top 50 Women of Impact include:

Sunny Ackerman, President, Americas, SThree
Sandra Ajimotokin, Senior Security Program Manager, Twitter
Helen Altshuler, CEO, EngFlow
Natalia Baryshnikova, Head of Product, Enterprise Agility, Atlassian
Morgan Bell, Product Manager II, Twitter
Monika Chauhan, Hardware Development Manager, Amazon
Opal Comfort, Creator/Executive Producer, New Culture City, Inc.
Terri Crymes, Principal Instructor, Digital Adoption Institute, WalkMe
Kamini Dandapani, VP of Engineering, Airbnb
Deb DeCamp VP - Head of Strategy US Tech Markets, Akkodis
Ashley Eberhart, Cofounder/Head of Product, Unlock NYC
Dwana Franklin-Davis, CEO, Reboot Representation
Sally Frykman, Chief Marketing Officer, Velodyne Lidar
Jigyasa Grover, Senior Machine Learning Engineer, Twitter
Tavishi Gupta, Founder and CEO, Tern
Jossie Haines, Executive Coach, Jossie Haines Consulting
Menka Hariani, Director of Product Management - Cybersecurity & Digital Family Safety, Allstate Identity Protection
Shan He, Senior Director of Engineering, Foursquare
Shruti Jadon, Senior Machine Learning Researcher, Juniper Networks Inc
Anita Jindal, Sr. Director, Engineering, VMware
Alana Karen, Director, Search Platforms, Google
Dieuwertje Kast Director of STEM Education Programs, University of Southern California's Joint Educational Project
Elim Kuk, Sr. Manager of Customer Onboarding Team, Gorgias
Amy Lascola, SRVP, Enterprise Delivery/Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Quess US
Ishita Majumdar, Vice President, Data Analytics Platforms, eBay
Hareem Mannan, VP of Product & Design, Pave
Melody Meckfessel, CEO and Co-founder, Observable
Candace Mitchell-Harris, CEO, Myavana
Pratima Nambiar, Principal Architect, Salesforce
Nithya Natesan, Senior Manager, Product Management, NVIDIA
Ifeoma Ozoma, Founder, Earthseed
Jamila Parham, Founder and Owner, The Tech Unicorn
Elizabeth Pate, Sr. Customer Experience Specialist - Tech Writer, Twitch Interactive
Linda Pelej, Principal, Lakeshore Solutions
Tracy Peterson, Vice President Global Learning, Hitachi Vantara
Deena Pierott, CEO and Founder, iUrban Teen
Sweta Rai, Founder & CEO, Diverse Cinema, Inc
Ali Rossi, Data Scientist III, Foursquare
Shadi Rostami Senior Executive VP of Engineering, Amplitude
Katica Roy, CEO, Pipeline Equity
D Sangeeta, Founder and CEO, Gotara
Jyotika Singh, Director of Data Science, Placemakr
Lori Sokol, Executive Director, Women's eNews
Precious Taylor, CEO, Cyber Smart Mom, LLC
Rupal Thanawala, CEO, Trident Systems
Martha Tobolski, VP User Experience, Clarity Voice
Manon Vergerio, Head of Data & Advocacy, Unlock NYC
Tess Vismale, Founder and CEO, iSocialX
Dawn Wellott, Founder & CEO, SmartMomGig.com
Himani Yerneni, Lead, Quality Assurance, Exegy, Inc.

For more information about Women Impact Tech's 2023 Women of Impact Awards and the honorees, visit: https://hello.womenimpacttech.com/2023-women-of-impact-honorees.

Women Impact Tech drives diversity, equity, and inclusion for women in technology. By providing knowledge and insights, creating avenues to make meaningful connections, and offering career guidance and mobility, Women Impact Tech is a community that allows women in technology positions to thrive in their careers and organizations to have a culture of equity and inclusion.


Media Contact

Erika Lopez, Pace Public Relations, 1 8603095887, [email protected]


SOURCE Women Impact Tech

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