Leading national tech media company Scoop News Group today released its annual list of the Top Women in Tech — the elite cadre of women transforming technology and making significant contributions to their organizations and our community.
This year’s list recognizes the contributions of a diverse group of innovators and leaders working in cybersecurity, federal IT and state and city government. To compile the 2017 Top Women in Tech, Scoop News Group’s editorial staff interviewed women leaders across the cybersecurity, federal, state and city technology communities, taking into consideration a combination of each candidate’s spirit of innovation, leadership, professional achievements and influence in the technology industry.
The release of the list during women’s history month highlights some of the best and brightest minds in technology —leaders upending the status quo, making business and legal decisions that will push cybersecurity forward and improving how government agencies achieve their missions.
Top Women in Cybersecurity
- Tarah Wheeler, Head of Website Security, Symantec
- Niloofar Howe, Chief Strategy Officer, RSA
- Amanda Rousseau, Malware Researcher, Endgame
- Donna Dodson, Associate Director and Chief Cybersecurity Adviser, NIST
- Bobbie Stempfley, Director of Cyber Strategy Implementation, The MITRE Corporation
Top Women in Tech
- Margie Graves, Acting U.S. CIO, Office of Management and Budget
- Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
- Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.
- Casey Coleman, Group Vice President of Federal Systems Civilian Agencies, Unisys
- Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner for Office of Information Technology Category, GSA
State’s Top Women in Tech List includes:
- Amy Tong, CIO, State of California
- Gina Raimondo, Governor, Rhode Island
- Muriel Bowser, Mayor, Washington, D.C.
- Suma Nallapati, CIO, Colorado
- Kim Majerus, General Manager, State and Local Government, Amazon Web Services
For the full list go to FedScoop.
This list celebrates women’s achievements and is also an occasion to recognize that some barriers still exist to women’s advancement and position in technology. According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology, women comprise only 25 percent of the computing workforce. The 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study shows women make up just 11 percent of the global cybersecurity workforce and earn less than their male counterparts at every level of the industry. To encourage more women to join the ranks of tech industry titans in both the public and private sectors, the list highlights the honorees’ advice for young women setting out on STEM or business careers.
Scoop News Group encourages readers to use the social media tools on honorees’ pages to share their stories to inspire the next generation of women leaders to guide the future of women in technology.
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