Special Report—Influential women in small tech or startup firms

Monica Alleven
One way of encouraging girls and young women to get interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is to show them role models. They don’t have to be the top dogs at the biggest companies in the world. They can be in the cubicle next door at a startup or smaller technology company making a difference every day.

That’s what inspired us to ask for nominations of shining examples of women making a difference in smaller companies that are not always in the public eye, but they’re quietly forging careers in STEM.

This list was assembled through public nominations, select solicitations and internal deliberations. Our list is by no means exhaustive; it’s just a reminder that the person in the office next door may be a strong role model for all genders in this fast-paced world of wireless. Feel free to tell us about your esteemed colleagues any time, for that matter.

In no particular order, here’s our list of influential women at small tech or startup entities. — Monica | @fiercewrlsstech