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EARLY EDITION: In honor of International Women's Day on Monday, March 8, a list of women advancing voice/AI

Daniela Braga, CEO of DefinedCrowd, is participating in the Women In Data Science Worldwide Conference TOMORROW (3/8), speaking on “Data is the New Code.”

Register here.


Here’s a long, yet still certainly incomplete, list of women helping advance voice tech and conversational AI in various ways.

Our hope in providing this list is that you may click on a few names, learn about some new women working in this space, and perhaps reach out and make new connections.

Would be a great use of International Women’s Day to meet someone new.

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Nieves Abalos

Priya Abani

Sofia Altuna

Ciara Anderson

Elaine Anzaldo

Audrey Arbeeny

Maria Aretoulaki

Jennifer Arnold

Alison Atwell

Dawn Avery

Joan Bajorek

Meltem Ballan

Emily Banzhaf

I met with Emily in DC as part of the Coast to Coast tour and was blown away. She is a violin virtuoso and has brought the creation of emotional connection that her music education has given her to the world of conversation design. She’s now looking for a job. She would be a valuable addition to any voice/AI team.

Heidi Barraza

Anshumali Baruah

Katy Bass

Manja Baudis

Shannon Beckwith

Emily Bender

Tallulah Berry

Orchid Bertelsen

Akanksha Bhasin

Emily Binder

Inge De Bleecker

Delphine Bolus

Katy Boungard

Milkana Brace

Daniela Braga

Catherine Breslin

Caitlyn Brooksby

Natalia Suarez Bugarin

Veronica Alfaro Cabado

Sarah Caplener

Beth Carey

Meredith Castile

Teresa Ceballos

Amy Cerenzi

Mandy Chan

Esther Checa

Carol Cheng

Kim Chomiak

Gwen Christian

Stephanie Ciccarelli

Sibel Ciddi

Carrie Claiborn

Heidi Cohen

Brooke Connelly

Suze Cooper

Maaike Coppens

Kristina Csanaky

Heidi Culbertson

Deborah Dahl

Emily Danchik

Andreea Danielescu

Miriam Daniel

Dottie Daniels

Julie Davis

Stephanie De Luna

Diana Deibel

Sabrina Delale

Marion Desmazieres

Chithra Durgam

Rebecca Dwenger

Jessica Earley-Cha

Mika Eddy

Rebecca Elson

Alexa Enlow

Rebecca Evanhoe

Joyce Even

Lisa Falkson

Susan Farrell

Marcela Cruz Felix

Irina Fine

Laura Frantz

Ina Fried

Naomi Fried

Dasha Fomin

Judy Fossum

Galit Galperin

Leslie Garcia-Amaya

Erica Gardner

Lauren Golembiewski

Jessica Gopalakrishnan

Oxana Gouliaeva

Jenny Grinsted

Maaike Groenewege

Caitlin Gutekunst

Erika Hall

Ha-Hoa Hamano

Cindy Hamer

Melissa Hammersley

Lindsay Harman

Brooke Hawkins

Tiarne Hawkins

Jennifer Heape

Jeanine Heck

Kate Hickman

Monique Howard

Susan Hura

Jeanna Isham

Lorena Vargas Islas

Neha Javalagi

Lydia Jones

Corey Kahn

Martha Kang

Bee Kapitan

Adi Mazor Kario

Yuka Kato

Karen Kaushansky

Tara Kelly

Simone Kliass

Vicki Kolovou

Yaa Kumah-Crystal

Stacey Kyler

Venetia Kyritsi

Michelle Lalljie

Monica Lam

Theo Lau

Einat Laudon

Megan Lazovick

Jen Lehner

Mari Lescaille

Adva Levin

Noa Levin

Fei-Fei Li

Julia Liberty

Deborah Lin

Beth De Lisi-Baird

Gabrielle Lisk

Emily Lonetto

Lauren Lucchese

Julie Maas

Yesha Malla

Janice Mandel

Kim Martin

Michele Martin

Chiara Martino

Nikki McLay

Katie McMahon

Ilana Meir

Jenny Mero

Carissa Merrill

Carolina Milanesi

Deepika Mittal

Haley Mittelstaedt

Lisa Michaud

Lisa Militello

Samantha Montoya

Luciana Morais

Fiona Kate Morgan

Laura Morinigo

Pilar Morones

Diana Mosa

Priti Moudgill

Katherine Munro

Simone Muro

Ava Mutchler

Akshaya Natarajan

Ilarna Nche

Brielle Nickoloff

Lin Nie

Rachel Noack

Ponja Hoxha Ocumarez

Kari Olson

Laurie Orlov

Celene Osiecka

Olga Oskolkova

Bruna Paese

Shing Pan

Romina Pankoke

Mary Parks

Allys Parsons

Rupal Patel

Sohini Pattanayak

Cathy Pearl

McCall Peltier

Kat Penno

Trishala Pillai

Yuliya Pivovarova

Cheryl Platz

Shari Pople

Shyamala Prayaga

Katherine Prescott

Anna Prist

Sandhya Pruthi

Tara Raj

Rashmi Rao

Kavita Reddi

Trips Reddy

Rachel Reed

Peachy-Jean Retizos

Audrey Riedel

Keri Roberts

Elizabeth Robins

Elena Rodgers

Laura Rosenbaun

Kasia Ryniak

Alicia Diaz Sanchez

Raika Sarkett

Anastasia Sartan

Trish Scanlon

Karen Scates

Meredith Schulz

Stacey Seronick

Tara Nair Shah

Ananya Sharan

Sarah Shelley

Lezlie-Ann Sherwood

Kristine Shuey

Noelle Silver

Carmen Simon

Vamsi Sistla

Joanna Siu

Amy Stapleton

Jennie Stenhouse

Ailsa Stewart

Kate Stone

Sarah Storm

Amy Summers

Theresa Szczurek

Nithya Thadani

Maja Thomas

Jess Thornhill

Ann Thyme-Gobbel

Michele Tivey

Alexa de la Torre

Anat Treibatch

Val Vacante

Alice Vasseur

Carla Verwijmeren

Lisa Vigar

Amber Walker

Arianne Walker

Christina Wallace

Anne Weiler

Susan Westwater

Kesha Williams

Sarah Andrew Wilson

Sarah Wulfeck

Navya Nayaki Yelloji

Swathi Young

Kat Zdan