Top 50 Women to Watch in Tech – Part V

| November 16, 2011 | Comments (0)

Finally! The final instalment of the Top 50 Women to Watch in Tech is here. Here is a link to the first 10the second ten, the third ten and the fourth ten. Once again, this feat could not have been accomplished without our fabulous judges, Whitney Johnson , John Paul Aguiar and Mathew Ingram who unselfishly offered their time because they believed in the importance of highlighting these women. Please thank them by following them on Twitter, if you don’t already.

Once again, this list is purely alphabetical.



Emma (@) is a vocal technology evangelist, an avid traveler and vibrant storyteller. You can’t miss her with her bright red hair and distinctively British accent. When Emma is not at home in New York, doing science with data at Hashable she can be found on an intrepid expedition, collecting stories for her other blog,


Amanda is the global founder and architect of a movement called Twestival, an international volunteer effort to use social media like Twitter to raise money for important causes. Twestival has been able to build 55 wells with charity: water and recent efforts with Concern Worldwide will give thousands of students the chance at an education.

43. Tricia Salinero – Stereotype Buster
Tricia has successfully completed 60 technology mergers and acquisitions valued at nearly $4 billion over her 20 years in technology. Prior to founding her M&A boutique, Newforth Partners, in 2002, Salinero spent seven years at Broadview, a global M&A advisor for IT, communications, healthcare technology and media companies. She’s sold companies to technology mainstays such as Oracle, Agilent and Tibco as well as to consumer brands such as American Greetings, Kodak and Gemstar/TV Guide. Earlier, Salinero held business development positions at SuperMac, a peripherals company, where she managed the Apple OEM agreement and drove the launch of CinePak, a compression algorithm.


Rachel is a writer and social entrepreneur based in New York. She is the co-founder of Change The Ratio, which increases visibility and opportunity for women in tech. A former lawyer who writes about media, politics, culture & technology, she is the Editor-at-Large at Mediaite.comand was a founding editor at both Mediaite and theHuffington Post. Rachel is an advisor to several startups, including , SBNation, , Kapost and Honestly Now. She was named to the Silicon Alley Insider 100 in 2009 and 2010.

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Co-Founders at SieEnt, Liz and Jacqueline “believe in the power of women and we develop games to help women develop and channel that power. Our video games are like life – complex problems, lots of options, spread over an extended period of time.”


Anthea is product Manager for Obama 2012 technology team and the former project manager for the Google and Pew Funded Voting Information Project.

48. Ellie Wheeler – Stereotype Buster

Ellie () is a Senior Associate with Greycroft Partners and is a member of the New York office. Her responsibilities include evaluating investment opportunities, sourcing new deals, and working with existing portfolio companies. Prior to joining Greycroft, Ellie worked in a similar role during business school evaluating investment opportunities at Lowercase Capital with investor Chris Sacca. Before working with Lowercase, Ellie worked at Cisco in Corporate Development doing acquisitions, investments, and strategy within the communications, collaboration, and video verticals. Ellie’s past experience also includes working briefly at the London-based venture capital firm DN Capital, focused on early stage ecommerce companies.


Whitney ( @whitneygrayw) is the Founder and CEO of Next for Women, an online community for women in the early stages of their careers, offering life-stage relevant advice, information and guidance from experts in a broad range of fields.  Whitney is a graduate of Hampshire College with a decade of executive experience in Marketing and New Media at Giorgio Armani Corporation, Condé Nast Publications, and Stop Studios, Inc., an award-winning creative firm of which she is a founding partner.

50. Sharon Wood – Game Changer  

Sharon ()is Founder/CEO of Stone Creek Entertainment, a company devoted to making games that will resonate with teen girls and women. Their Karizmac branded Luminous game is doing well in 84 countries, and has been featured in iTunes/Trivia for since August domestically and abroad. Prior to founding Stone Creek, Sharon was a senior executive in entertainment marketing working with major brands and entertainment properties, and a senior executive in video games.



Femmeonomics tried to contact all the women on this list but we couldn’t reach everyone. If you are on the list and would like us to update your information, please email .

Tags: Amanda Rose, Anthea Watson, Ellie Wheeler, emma persky, , Jacqueline Urick, Liz Tupper, Rachel Sklar, Sharon Wood, Tricia Salinero, Whitney Gray Wilkerson

Category: Career Girl, Women in the World

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