By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
Yesterday on the Huffington Post, this time the readers picked “27 Women in Tech You Need to Follow on Twitter.”
These names are a response to the previous list of best women in tech to follow on Twitter that was posted by the Huffington Post a few days ago.
Here is the list of top women, chosen by the readers:
#1 — Padmasree Warrior is the chief technology officer at Cisco. Previously, she was the first female executive at Motorola. Follow her on Twitter at @Padmasree.
#2 — Rachel Sklar is an author, self-described “media addict,” founder of charity site Charitini, and co-founder of ChangeTheRatio, a women’s organization that aims to increase the number of women “onstage.” Her work has been published in The New York Times, Glamour, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Post, and Village Voice. Follow her on Twitter at @rachelsklar.
#3 — Women 2.0 is an organization that aims to “increase the number of female founders of technology startups.” Follow Women 2.0 on Twitter at @women2.
#4 — Jen Consalvo is chief operating office and co-editor of Tech Cocktail. Previously, she worked in product development at AOL. Follow her on Twitter at @noreaster.
#5 — Lisa Phillips is a part of the technical operations team at Twitter. She’s also a junior roller derby coach in Seattle. Follow her at @lisaphillips.
#6 — Cali Lewis is host of GeekBeat.TV, and tech correspondent for FOX and CNN. Follow her on Twitter at @CaliLewis.
#7 — Sara Chipps is a software developer, and organizer of Girl Develop It, which teaches women how to develop applications from start to finish. Follow her on Twitter at @SaraJChipps.
#8 — Elizabeth Stark is co-founder of Open Video Alliance, which promotes the free and open use of online video technology. She is also a lecturer in Computer Science, and leading researcher in the field of information society. Follow her on Twitter at @starkness.
#9 — Soraya Darabi is co-founder of Foodspotting, a successful location-based mobile application, and new media strategist at ABC News. Follow her on Twitter at @sorayadarabi.
#10 — Allyson Kapin is founder of Women Who Tech: A Telesummit for Women in Tech. Follow her on Twitter at @WomenWhoTech.
#11 — BJ Wishinsky is a community program manager at the Anita Borg Institute for Women & Technology, and software engineer. Follow the Anita Borg Institute at @anitaborg_org.
#12 — Kathryn Tucker is founder and CEO of mobile application, Red Rover. Follow her on Twitter at @kathryntucker.
#13 — Lauren Leto is co-founder of Texts From Last Night and Bnter. Follow her on Twitter at @laurenleto.
#14 — Ekaterina Walter is a social media strategist at Intel. This globetrotter attended the State Technological University, Russia and the University of Alaska Anchorage.She now resides in Oregon. Follow her on Twitter at @Ekaterina.
#15 — Sarah Allen is co-founder of Mightyverse, an online translation service. She also teaches Ruby on Rails workshops. Follow her on Twitter at @ultrasaurus.
#16 — Karen Quintos is senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Dell. Follow her on Twitter at @KarenDellCMO.
#17 — Tommy Jenkins is chief operating officer of Girls In Tech, a professional network for women who work in technology. Follow her on Twitter at @tommj.
#18 — Sarah Novotny is a founding partner at Blue Gecko, and co-chair of the O’Reilly Open Source Convention. Follow her on Twitter at @sarahnovotny.
#19 — Natalia Oberti Noguera is founder and CEO of Pipeline Fund, which connects women social entrepreneurs with investors. She’s also the chapter leader at New York Women Social Entrepreneurs. Follow her on Twitter at @nakisnakis.
#20 — Panthea Lee is co-founder and creative director of Reboot, which helps improve the services and programs of “socially oriented institutions.” Follow her on Twitter at @PantheaLee.
#21 — Nilofer Merchant is a writer for Harvard Business Review and blogger. Follow her on Twitter at @nilofer.
#22 — Chia-Lin Simmons is VP of marketing and content at Harman International. She has an MBA from Cornell University and a JD from George Mason University School of Law. Follow her on Twitter at @chialinsimmons
#23 — Laura Yecies is CEO of SugarSync, a provider of personal cloud services. Follow her on Twitter at @lyecies.
#24 — Tara Hunt has worked with over 30 startups during her career, and is currently CEO of Buyosphere.com. She’s a Twitter power-user, who has been tweeting since July 16th, 2006. Follow her on Twitter at @missrogue.
#25 — Emily Gannett is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of ChangeTheRatio, a women’s organization that aims to increase the number of women “onstage” campaign. Follow her on Twitter at @EmilyGannett.
#26 — Melinda Byerley is VP of Marketing for PlantSense, and former head of marketplaces at game-maker, Linden Lab. Byerly says she’s been called the “straightest shooter in Silicon Valley”. Follow her on Twitter at @melindabyerley.
#27 — Amber MacArthur is a television and netcasting personality. She currently co-hosts the weekly video podcast, commandN and Net@night. Follow her on Twitter at @ambermac.
Photo credit: Jeannie Fletcher on Flickr
About the guest blogger: Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006 with Shaherose Charania. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management, web UI design, and entrepreneurship. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the “+1” for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.