15 Up-&-Coming Female Tech Geniuses Doing Amazing Things

Mar 5, 2018 at 1:52 p.m. ET
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Roughly half the global population is female, but you'd never really know it by looking at the U.S. tech sector. With women accounting for only a quarter of professional computing technology jobs, it's clear gender diversity is an issue in this rapidly growing field. In 2017, TechCrunch reported that only 17 percent of the 43,008 venture-funded companies in its directory, CrunchBase, have at least one female founder. 

Fortunately, there's a new crop of fierce females in the tech sector making a big scene in the best possible way. These movers and shakers are paving the way for the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and more.

They may not be household names like Sheryl Sandberg yet, but they're well on their way. From connected jewelry to diversifying angel investing, the projects they're tackling are certain to make the technology sector more enticing for women to be part of.

So memorize their names, and take note of their faces, because it won't be long before your world is being shaped by their genius.

A version of this article was originally published in August 2017.

1 /15: Amber Yang

1/15 :Amber Yang

2 /15: Shiza Shahid

2/15 :Shiza Shahid

3 /15: Dara Treseder

3/15 :Dara Treseder

4 /15: Alice Brooks

4/15 :Alice Brooks

5 /15: Christina Mercando

5/15 :Christina Mercando

6 /15: Jessica Naziri

6/15 :Jessica Naziri

7 /15: Michelle Glauser

7/15 :Michelle Glauser

8 /15: Natalia Oberti Noguera

8/15 :Natalia Oberti Noguera

9 /15: Dr. Jenni Sidey

9/15 :Dr. Jenni Sidey

10 /15: Espree Devora

10/15 :Espree Devora

11 /15: Aarthi Ramamurthy

11/15 :Aarthi Ramamurthy

12 /15: Hazel Hayes

12/15 :Hazel Hayes

13 /15: Privahini Bradoo

13/15 :Privahini Bradoo

14 /15: Rachel Tipograph

14/15 :Rachel Tipograph

15 /15: Indrani Das

15/15 :Indrani Das