We have made a few changes to our annual Women in Technology list for 2016. The first and most obvious being that it is now purely focused on women in technology, with the second being that, given our expansion into New Zealand last year, we are now including both countries on the list. Thirdly, we’re doing away with the under 40 age limit we used to apply.
Startup Daily looked at various metrics in putting together this list. Being a strong woman in technology is not just about financial turnover or capital raised for a business, it is not even necessarily about whether you have founded a business. The metrics our teamed looked at when putting this list together include: an individual’s social and industry influence; traction of the company the individual leads or their influence within the organisation they are part of; and the problems they are helping to solve.
Again, this list is biased towards startup / technology businesses.
Companies that have an affiliation with Startup Daily by way of sitting on our advisory board were not eligible for the list. This also means our sponsor for this list, MYOB, and people associated with its current campaign were also not eligible to make the list. This list was selected by the Startup Daily team.
Congratulations to our Top 50 Women in Technology for 2016.
|1||Marita Cheng||Aipoly / 2Mar Robotics|
Our top three spots this year were taken out by the founders some seriously high-growth technology companies. Cheng and Le are pushing the boundaries when it comes areas like robotics and the human mind, while Perkins sits at the helm of one of the fastest growing startups in the world right now.
|4||Toni Moyes||8i / Rothenberg Ventures|
|6||Jodie Fox||Shoes of Prey|
|7||Jo Burston||Inspiring Rare Birds|
|10||Erika Geraerts||Frank Body|
|11||Jess Hatzis||Frank Body|
|12||Bree Johnson||Frank Body|
|15||Annie Parker||muru-D / Code Club|
|17||Simone Eyles||365 Cups|
|20||Nikki Durkin||Code Camp|
|23||Gen George||One Shift / Skilld|
|24||Amanda Johnstone||Social Health Innovations|
|25||Christie Whitehill||Hatching Lab|
|28||Kath Purkis||Her Fashion Box|
|31||Zheng Li||Founders Exchange & Raygun|
|33||Claudia Batten||Broadli Inc|
|37||Kat Lintott||STEM Creative|
|41||Zoe Pointon||Open Agent|
|48||Catherine Eibner||Bluechilli / Project Tripod|
|50||Michelle Deaker||One Ventures|
|51||Renee Welsh||Booking Boss|
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