I’ve been put on a list with some incredible names…
I was talking with Sam Sethi yesterday about who the strong female role models are in the world and how many of them have a strong online presence. We came to the distinct conclusion between us that there isn’t a single female that you can categorically say is the technical role model for men or women to look up to.
I can think of a few key women that could have the potential to do this but I’m not sure that they realise that they have the potential to influence and encourage others to venture into the unknown and build on what they know already. My list of top females in IT in no particular order are as follows:
Eileen Brown – Microsoft
Gillian Arnold – IBM
Suw Charman – Independent Consultant
Adriana Cronin-Lukas – The Big Blog Company
Rachel Jones – Instrata
Jen Dixon – Independent Consultant
Sue Loh – Microsoft
Maryam Scoble – Independent Consultant
Rachel Clarke – The Big Blog Company
Each of the above women mentionned are smart, intelligent, fantastic at their jobs and show a lot of promise for the future. They have all achieved great things on both a business and a personal level. I also know for a fact that they don’t see themselves as role models. If you see them as your role model tell them! Let these women know the impact that they can have on people around the world. These are my A list bloggers and women in technology!
posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 1:52 PM
Wow, Sarah! Thanks for that! I’m not sure why I made the list but I’m blushing in #FF3366 over it! 😀
(I really need to get my portfolio online!!)