It would be difficult to argue the opinion that the world wouldn’t be where it is today, on the road to equality and advanced technology, without strong women leading the way to change. Here are ten of our favorite women who are leading the way to change the world with their abilities in business and technology.
Recently named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 and Vice-President of AI at SAGE, Kriti Sharma is an artificial technologist who sees a future where AI can become a normal, integrated part of human life. She actively promotes diversity and ethics in artificial intelligence, advocating for a shift from male-coded, woman voiced AI to a more equal voiced technology where all cultures are included in the technology that is created. Since 2017, Kriti has been included in Recode 100 List of Key Influencers in Technology, founded AI For Good, and has hosted countless viral TedTalks.
Most notably known for her founding of Zipcar carsharing, Robin Chase is a pioneer in spearheading the future of the transportation industry. She is now the founder of Veniam, a platform that connects all devices, appliances, etc. to the internet with a plan of taking the power away from the corporate monsters. Writer, leader, and recipient of many awards such as Times 100 Most Influential People, Robin is a symbol of success for women entrepreneurs.
No stranger to the best-seller shelf, Lisa Bodell has built a following of forward-thinking women and men, creating a new way of leading in change management. Having worked with many large corporations, Lisa has helped shift the mindset of seasoned management, driving them towards innovation and strategic planning using forward thinking. She has found more than one company, most recently of which is futurethink.
Do you think you can learn to code in a day? You can with Decoded, the successful online platform founded by Kathryn Parsons, who saw a demand for knowledge, fed the masses, and became a massive success. Kathryn is an expert in the digital economy and is considered one of the most influential people in global technology start-ups. She has won many awards, including The Sunday Times Top 30 Female Power List.
There are very few women in the UK who haven’t heard of Jo Malone. Her successful cosmetics line bearing her name has made her one of the country’s leading entrepreneurs. Her story of humble beginnings making fragrances in her mother’s kitchen has helped set goals or other women to chase what they love. She actively promotes methods for other small businesses to reach global markets.
Would you climb the mountains to achieve your dreams? The first Spanish woman to climb Everest, Araceli Segarra has conquered her obstacles. Author, illustrator, model, and television personality, there are few people who can’t be drawn into her success. Through her public speaking, she motivates her crowds with stories of her climbing adventures, using metaphors to build her teaching. Araceli has become a leader in business and in her careers.
One of the many things Ann Daniels has learned is if you can raise triplet and survive, you can make it to the top (and bottom) of the world no problem and set a Guinness World Record in the process. Ann supports many charities and has been at the forefront of scientific research of the rapidly disappearing Arctic Ocean. She focuses her speaking on leadership and teamwork, along with other traits needed to run a successful business, and their importance in reaching your victories.
Chief Marketing Officer at SAP, Alicia Tillman is regardest as one of the top females in marketing across the globe. She doesn’t fear leadership and has become a strong advocate for creating a strong brand, having been responsible for that very success in the businesses she has worked with. She has motivated female leaders across the globe, inspiring them to take initiative and get creative in the field of marketing.