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2023 Women of Impact Honorees

This inaugural list honors the standout women who are going above and beyond, making strides to promote DEI and gender equity in the tech space and leading the charge for the next generation of women to thrive.

  • ABOUT
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  • CRITERIA SELECTION

Women Impact Tech sought out the most noteworthy women who have significantly influenced an individual or the technical space as a whole, paving the way for other women in the field.

They are the women to watch over the next year as leading examples of how women thrive in an industry traditionally dominated by men.

 

 

 

Our Top 50 Women of Impact were chosen by a distinguished panel of judges—selected for their experience and integrity—from various organizations who’ve worked independently to evaluate each nominee.

Our expert judging panel represented a whole host of specialties across multiple industries. Each judge reviewed the professional and leadership achievements of the nominees. Judges were invited to score the entries following our robust criteria, via an online judging system. 

Meet the 2023 Women of Impact

This year, we saw a competitive field of nominees making a difference in the tech industry– women who have made a significant impact on an individual in tech or the tech profession as a whole. Our distinguished panel of judges sought out the most noteworthy women making strides in promoting DEI and gender equity in a traditionally male-dominated field. The Top 50 Women of Impact are leading the charge for the next generation of women in tech to thrive.

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Sunny Ackerman

President, Americas
SThree
Texas
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Sandra Ajimotokin

Sr. Security Program Manager
Twitter
Georgia
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Helen Altshuler

CEO
EngFlow
New York
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Natalia Baryshnikova

Head of Product, Enteprise Agility
Atlassian
California

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Morgan Bell

Product Manager II
Twitter
Washington
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Monika Chauhan

Hardware Development Manager
Amazon
Washington
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Opal Comfort

Creator/Executive Producer
New Culture City, Inc.
Florida
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Terri Crymes

Principal Instr., Digital Adoption Institute
WalkMe | North Carolina
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Kamini Dandapani

VP of Engineering
Airbnb
California
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Deb DeCamp

VP, Strategy US Tech Markets
Akkodis
Illinois
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Ashley Eberhart

Cofounder/Head of Product
Unlock NYC
New York
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Dwana Franklin-Davis

Chief Executive Officer
Reboot Representation
New York
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Sally Frykman

Chief Marketing Officer
  
California
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Jigyasa Grover

Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Twitter
California
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Tavishi Gupta

Founder and CEO
Tern
New York
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Jossie Haines

Executive Coach
Jossie Haines Consulting
California
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Menka Hariani

Director of Product Management
Allstate Identity Protection
Massachusetts
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Shan He

Senior Director of Engineering
Foursquare
California
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Shruti Jadon

Senior Machine Learning Researcher
Juniper Networks Inc.
California
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Anita Jindal

Sr. Director, Engineering
VMware Palo
California
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Dieuwertje Kast

Dr. STEM Education Programs
USC Joint Educational Project
California
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Alana Karen

Director, Search Platforms
Google
California

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Elim Kuk

Head of Customer Onboarding
Gorgias
California
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Amy Lascola

SRVP, Enterprise Delivery/Head DEI
Quess US
Florida

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Ishita Majumdar

VP, Data Analytics Platforms
eBay
California
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Hareem Mannan

VP of Product & Design
Pave
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Melody Meckfessel

CEO / Co-Founder
Observable
California
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Candace Mitchell-Harris

CEO
Myavana
California/Georgia
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Pratima Nambiar

Principal Architect
Salesforce
Ohio
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Nithya Natesan

Sr Manager, Product Management
NVIDIA
California
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Ifeoma Ozoma

Founder
Earthseed
New Mexico

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Jamila Parham

Founder, Owner
The Tech Unicorn
Illinois

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Elizabeth Pate

Sr. Customer Experience Specialist
Twitch Interactive
Alabama

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Linda Pelej

Principal
Lakeshore Solutions
Wisconsin

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Tracy Peterson

Vice President Global Learning
Hitachi Vantara
Utah
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Deena Pierott

CEO and Founder
iUrban Teen
Washington
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Sweta Rai

Founder & CEO
Diverse Cinema, Inc
California
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Ali Rossi

Data Scientist III
Foursquare
New York
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Shadi Rostami

Senior/Executive VP of Engineering
Amplitude
California

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Katica Roy

CEO
Pipeline Equity
Colorado

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D Sangeeta

Founder and CEO
Gotara
Washington

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Jyotika Singh

Director of Data Science
Placemakr
California

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Lori Sokol

Executive Director
Women's eNews
New York

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Precious Taylor

CEO
Cyber Smart Mom, LLC
Maryland

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Rupal Thanawala

CEO
Trident Systems Fishers
Indiana

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Martha Tobolski

VP User Experience
Clarity Voice
Michigan

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Manon Vergerio

Head of Data & Advocacy
Unlock NYC
New York

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Tess Vismale

Founder and CEO
iSocialX
Georgia

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Dawn Wellott

Founder & CEO
SmartMomGig.com
Colorado

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Himani Yerneni

Lead, Quality Assurance
Exegy, Inc.
Chicago