Women have broken the glass ceiling in the corporate and business world. Holding positions at all points in the structured organisational hierarchy, women have charted new ground across the board. Among the repertoire of women in business, we’ve picked out a couple of inspiring women in the mobile world. Should you have any additions to recommend, please leave a comment!
Women Entrepreneurs in Mobile Currently
Carol Realini: Founder and Chairman, Obopay
Carol Realini is a serial entrepreneur. She created “mobile financial services for all” with Obopay, her latest mobile payments and banking venture.
Carrie Chitsey: Founder and CEO, 3Seventy
Carrie Chitsey founded 3Seventy, a leading provider of mobile customer-relationship management SaaS solutions. She patented Blinx, a mobile business card transmitted through SMS.
Cher Wang: Founder and Chairman, HTC
Cher Wang founded HTC, and has been named by New York Times as one of the most powerful female executives in technology. She built HTC’s relationship with Google for the Android-based smartphone.
Clair Boonstra: Co-Founder, Layar
Claire Boonstra co-founded Layar, a mobile browser that allows you to find various items based upon augmented reality technology.
Jennifer Lum: Co-Founder, Adelphic
Jennifer Lum co-founded Adelphic Mobile, real-time mobile DSP that connects between brands & consumers to maximize mobile advertising investments through programmatic advertising.
Petra Vorsteher, Co-Founder and EVP, Smaato
Petra Vorsteher co-Founded Smaato, an advertising startup, comprising a global mobile Real-Time Bidding ad exchange and Supply Side Platform for mobile app developers and publishers.
Prukalpa Sankar: Founder, SocialCops
Prukalpa co-founded SocialCops, a data tech company using mobile phones to turn citizens into human sensors, to empower data-driven decisions in health, education & infrastructure.
Sarah Allen: Co-Founder and CTO, Women 2.0
Sarah Ellen co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006, a mobile-based media company with content, community and conferences for women innovators in technology.
Upasana Taku: Co-Founder, ZaakPay
Upasana Taku co-founded Zaakpay, an online payment solution with two products, webpay and bankpay.
Women entrepreneurs in mobile who had an exit:
Cathy Edwards: Co-Founder and CTO, Chomp
Cathy Edwards co-founded Chomp, the mobile-app search engine, and built the proprietary algorithm launched on iPhone (2010) and Android (2011). Chomp was acquired by Apple for $50M in February 2012.
Ingrid Lestiyo: Co-Founder and CEO, Mobsmith
Ingrid Lestiyo co-founded Mobsmith, a mobile ad-serving platform that offers both an agency side and a publisher side solution. Mobsmith was acquired by Rubicon for $10M in May 2012.
Prerna Gupta: Co-Founder and CEO, Khush
Prerna Gupta co-founded Khush, in 2009, to develop intelligent music apps. Khush was acquired by Smule in December 2011 for a “eight-figure deal” in cash and stock.
Valrie Wagoner: Founder and CEO, ZipDial
Valrie Wagoner founded ZipDial, a pioneering mobile marketing and analytics company targeted at emerging markets, which was later acquired by Twitter