Meet The Most Influential Women in Web 2.0


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Meet The Most Influential Women in Web 2.0

  1. Meet the MOST influential Women on Web 2.0
  2. She is the lead developer and a founder of social networking site Pownce. Culver has allowed web users to quickly and easily swap large media (like files, movies, photos) without crashing their systems. Culver,an art major at the University of Minnesota and a Computer Science graduate, has worked at iLoop Mobile and Instructables. She built Pownce from scratch using a programming language called Python.
  3. The CEO and co-founder of SlideShare, first web enterpreneur to create a site that allowed slides to be taken beyond office or educational use and shared online. Sinha, a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Brown University, worked as a researcher at the Information School at UC Berkeley, focusing on how to optimize search engines and recommended systems. She started her own user-experience consultancy with clients such as eBay, iFilm, AAA and Blue Shield -- which then eventually morphed into SlideShare.
  4. Mayer, Google’s Vice President of Search Products and User Experience, was a major player behind many of the company’s most popular interactive services, including Gmail, the first email program to follow a threaded-message model; Orkut, which Mayer envisioned as the first social network that wasn't angled towards dating; and iGoogle, which allows you to personalize your Google page.
  5. Kaplan is the co-founder and COO of, a platform for producers to distribute original shows on the Web. A graduate of Wesleyan College she worked in the White House, as an Associate Producer for MTV news then went on to work as a TV reporter for NBC. After her stint at NBC she went on to join the team that started
  6. Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone set up BlogHer, initially a conference aiming to provide empowerment and create community by bringing women bloggers together offline. Now BlogHer is also a full-time community for women on the Web to come together online.
  7. Arianna’s blog ‘the huffington post’ transformed news delivery into a conversation. Launched initially as a left-leaning, politics-focused aggregate blog in 2005 (often seen as the antidote to the Drudge Report), the Huffington Post went on to incorporate original reporting and widen its focus to include media, business, the environment and other areas.
  8. Co-founder of, where for a subscription of $10 a month, members can vote on -- and connect with -- their favorite models, who submit their own photos and get 40% of the proceeds. Banister designed her site and conceived of Zivity’s core business model without a traditional educational or business background.
  9. Co-founder and CEO of Ning, a social networking platform that allows people to create and customize their own social networks. The site currently has about 575,000 social networks, growing at a rate of about 2000 a day. She co-founded Ning with Marc Andreessen, one of Harmonic's board members.
  10. Co-founder of Flickr, was one of the pioneers of the site-based photo sharing model. Fake is an English graduate from Vassar.Worked as an art director for, and then as the creative director of Yellowball.She created Flickr in 2004 with her husband Stewart Butterfield.
  11. Trott was instrumental in creating the easy-to-use tools for bloggers. She co-founded and designed the products for Six Apart, the company responsible for Movable Type (a blogging software), TypePad (a blog hosting service), Vox (a blogging platform) and LiveJournal (which allows you to create a free blog, private journal, discussion forum or social network). Mena Trott
  12. An evangelist for the OpenID community, Hamlin propagates the use of one identity (one screen name and one password) across all websites. Her cause is to simplify the online experience and encourage mobility between sites. She spreads her message via conferences (like SuperNova and Web 2.0 Expo) and Internet Identity workshops.
  13. It’s a woman’s world after all… Presentation based on the list published by Fast Company …..