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8 Influential Women in the Mobile Web

Today is International Women's Day and we couldn't resist highlighting some of the amazing women working in the mobile Web.

Some of these women are making the web more adaptive. Others educate businesses, designers, and developers on the importance of the mobile channel and how to get the most out of it.

Mary Meeker, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

Twice a year, Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers shares her insights about the current state of the Internet in a presentation called Internet Trends.

The Internet Trends presentations are highly anticipated and provide outstanding insight into global macro trends and factors that influence the Internet economy — e-commerce, mobile and communications.

One of Meeker's bravest predictions back in 2008 was that mobile web usage would surpass desktop web usage by 2014. Right up to our latest numbers, her prediction is proving correct.


Julianne Bowman, Principal Consultant at PA Consulting

With 15 years of experience in UX for online and mobile, Julianne has become a reputable source of insight into product innovation and mass adoption of new technologies.

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Julie A. Ask, Vice President, Principal Analyst at Forrester

Julie has worked as an analyst for over 12 years, bridging her technical and business expertise to produce great research reports, such as the recent "2013 Mobile Trends For eBusiness Professionals" and "2013 Mobile Trends For Marketers."

See Julie's profile on Forrester


Lyza Danger Gardner, Co-Founder at Cloud Four

Lyza has over 15 years of web development experience, both front-end and back-end. She has recently written an authoritative book on mobile development and the impact it has on business, "Head First Mobile Web."

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Stefanie Reiger, Co-Founder at Yiibu

Stephanie is the co-founder of Yiibu, a company that designs and develops elegant, informative and easy to use interactive media experiences for diverse platforms. She also has a strong creative background in corporate communications, marketing and advertising.

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Angela Steele, CEO at Ansible Mobile

Angela heads up one of the most successful mobile ad companies, Ansible Mobile. Ansible does mobile advertising by such clients as Microsoft, Intel, Intuit, Johnson & Johnson, and is a part of IPG.


Jesse Haines, Head of Marketing at Google Mobile Ads

Jesse has been at Google since 2005. She's Google's #1 most powerful woman in mobile ads due to that fact alone. Jesse's goal is simply to persuade advertisers to get the basics right: A huge number of them don't have mobile-optimized web sites, and mobile users often prefer those for mobile shopping to apps.


Sara Wachter-Boettcher, Editor-in-Chief at A List Apart

Sara Wachter-Boettcher is a content strategist, writer, and the editor-in-chief of A List Apart. An advocate for meaningful, memorable, future-friendly content, Sara is the author of Content Everywhere from Rosenfeld Media, a frequent conference speaker, and an occasional blogger.

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