To cut down the list, I'm concentrating on people who are involved in development or the more technical end of product management - these are people who know how things work. So, in no particular order, and with apologies to many other talented people I've left out...
- Aside from her day job as software development manager at Figleaves, Anne Currie is a tech entrepreneur responsible for workingProgram.
- At Skype, the devices product management team was remarkably well-balanced along gender lines. Helen Blackburn, Debby Shepard and Sue Powell all play(ed) important roles in shaping the options for Skype users to communicate away from their PCs.
- Gemma Harrison is a development manager at MetaSwitch, where they deal with some seriously difficult network protocol technology.
- Sophie Major runs the international part of the Yahoo! Developer Network - and as an ex-developer knows what it's like on the other side of the fence. Seems I'm not the only one to think of Sophie today.
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