Who are the most influential women in the technology industry?

​The UN Women’s 2023 theme for International Women’s Day is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”., and with the continual advancement of digital technology and its impacts on many industries, it is more important than ever to celebrate the most influential women in the digital innovation and technology space.

So, in no particular order, here are some of the most influential women in the technology industry in Hong Kong and around the world, and their accomplishments:

  • Karena Belin, Co-founder and CEO of WHub - Belin is a prominent advocate for the startup community in Hong Kong, and her company WHub has helped to connect entrepreneurs with investors, mentors, and other resources.

  • Cally Chan, Managing Director of Microsoft Hong Kong - Chan leads Microsoft's operations in Hong Kong, and has been instrumental in driving the company's growth and expanding its partnerships with local businesses and organisations.

  • Anna Lin, CEO of GS1 Hong Kong - Lin has been a pioneer in the use of barcode technology to improve supply chain management and promote product safety and traceability in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Eva Chen, Co-founder and CEO of Trend Micro - Chen is a respected cybersecurity expert and the founder of one of the world's largest cybersecurity companies, which provides security solutions to businesses and consumers around the globe.

  • Susan Wojcicki: As the CEO of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki has been instrumental in the growth and success of the video-sharing platform. She was also one of the first employees at Google and played a key role in the development of Google's advertising business.

  • Sheryl Sandberg: As the COO of Meta, Sheryl Sandberg has been an influential figure in the tech industry for many years. She is also the author of the best-selling book "Lean In," which encourages women to pursue leadership roles.

  • Reshma Saujani: Reshma Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization that aims to close the gender gap in technology by providing education and resources to girls interested in computer science. She has been a vocal advocate for women in tech and has been recognized as a leading voice in the field.

These women have made significant contributions to the technology industry in Hong Kong and around the world through their leadership, innovation, and advocacy. They have helped to advance the field and inspire others to pursue careers in technology and digital space. But it is important to note that there are many other women who have made significant contributions to the field and continue to inspire others to pursue careers in technology.

At Peoplebank, we are working hard to positively contribute to removing barriers that deter women from entering the technology industry. Our Peoplebank business in Australia has a scholarship for women studying IT at University. This is one area where our network is making a difference. Read our blog about the Peoplebank Australia Scholarship with Monash University here.

Peoplebank’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee has also presented a Women in Tech Webinar which included a discussion on tips for women entering the IT industry which is cover in our blog here.

From everyone in the Peoplebank Hong Kong team, we wish you a great International Women’s Day!