29 Influential WordPress Women You Should Follow
Women are making some serious contributions towards tech but there is no denying that their influence often goes underappreciated. Recent stats show that the number of female developers has quadrupled in the last ten years. More than a quarter of all developers are women.
Some of the biggest tech companies in the world have women appointed at critical positions. Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook, Susan Wojcicki, CEO YouTube and Ginni Rometty, CEO IBM are some women who are influencing the landscape of tech and IT.
Today, we will talk about WordPress, one of the biggest properties in the IT industry. Among many successful influencers in the community, there are some women who have stood out and made their mark. From developers to bloggers, women have prospered in WordPress.
Let’s have a look at some of the “Super Girls” of WordPress who have achieved massive success in their respective domains.
Sarah Gooding is a WordPress writer at WP Tavern. She has known and worked with WordPress longer than anyone of us has known the CMS. Sarah is very active on social media and loves to answer tweets and reply to her followers.
Siobhan has been associated with WordPress for quite some time now. She works for Human Made as a Director of People Operation. She is also a successful author who has written a lot about web development and free software.
Helen is the Director of Platform Experience at 10up and a WordPress lead developer. She is involved in the development cycle as a guest committer. She has also developed many notable WordPress plugins.
Julie is a WordPress developer who has taught herself WordPress and all the coding that goes with it. She loves to build great WordPress websites and has worked with individual site owners and government agencies.
Tammie is a BuddyPress specialist. She is currently working with Automattic as an Experience Designer. She is also focusing on Gutenberg and working as a design lead for the new editor.
Lisa is the co-owner of WebDevStudios. She launched her own web design and development business before merging with WebDevSolutions. She is the author of WordPress for Dummies and several other WordPress books.
Mika Ariela Epstein
Her friends call her Ipstenu. She is currently working as a WordPress support specialist for Dreamhost. She also spends time on WordPress.org solving different problems. She is also into plugin development.
Suzette Franck has over 20 years of experience in web development. She has taught herself PHP, MySQL, CSS and Sass on her way to becoming a WordPress expert. She has also spoken in more than 30 WordCamps.
Kathy calls herself a WordPress addict. She believes that WordPress can be fun and aims to teach people how to enjoy working with WordPress. She also “rescues abandoned, ugly, orphaned, broken, and non-productive websites”.
Carrie is a WordPress consultant who loves to share her knowledge and help people who are looking to make their websites better. She is highly active in the WordPress community and on social media.
“The WordPress Chick”, Kim Doyal, runs a WordPress podcast by the name “thewpchick”. She is a WordPress coach, WordPress wizard, proud Genesis junkie and co-founder of the #FtheHustle movement.
Christine is associated with WordPress since 2004. She has been busy in developing different WordPress plugins and themes. She runs Bluelime Media where she helps people develop awesome WordPress websites.
Sara is Director of Marketing at Automattic. She has been involved with many well-known tech companies like HP and Ogilvy. She is also responsible for World Nutella Day making her my personal favorite.
Ana is a designer by passion. She has a collection of beautifully designed and curated themes on her own website, Anariel Design. She has been working closely with WordPress since 2012.
Lisa runs a web design agency called Be Right Studio. She is determined to help anyone who is looking to create amazing WordPress websites for their business or personal use.
Claire has been working with WordPress since 2012. She is a freelance web developer who loves to offer web design and maintenance services. She is also passionate about training people on WordPress.
Megan writes for a well known WordPress blog, WP Explorer along with other popular blogs like PremiumWP, Elegant Themes, and WPLift. She is extremely knowledgeable about WordPress who loves to share her knowledge through blogging.
I personally love to read Brenda’s articles on WordPress. She constantly contributes as a writer to WP Explorer, WPMUDEV, and Torque. She also has her own blog where she writes about freelancing guides, social media tips and more.
Andrea is a happiness engineer at Automattic. Her daily routine mostly includes helping other people use WordPress. She has spoken in various WordCamps, notably in WordCamp Europe 2016 where she spoke about publishing in 10 minutes a day.
Josepha has a dream job at Automattic. She works as a Community Wrangler and her job description involves traveling around the world and attending WordPress meetups.
Leslie is passionate about developing Divi child themes at A Girl and Her Mac. She also keeps herself busy by attending various WordCamps and sharing tips and other information on Twitter.
Rocio is another Community Wrangler for Automattic on this list. She has more than six years of experience in WordPress consultancy. She also specializes in BuddyPress. Rocio was also the first Spanish speaking speaker at the two first camp at WordCamp Europe.
Eileen is a community manager of the Divi Theme user group on Facebook. She is also a partner in Elegant Market Place, an online store for themes. She is responsible for hundreds of amazing websites that she made for clients.
Ilona Filipi is the co-founder and Managing Director at Moove, a web design, and development firm. She has also spoken at the WordCamp London 2013. She also blogs about development and entrepreneurship on Moove and on her own blogging site.
LeeAnn has spoken at two WordCamps and her talks are widely popular. She is also a strong advocate of diversity in tech. She is a teacher at Girl Develop It (a non-profit which provides affordable web and software development education to women).
Jocelyn claims to be a magician in CSS with a wand that can fix almost anything wrong with a website. She has a passion for WordPress despite graduating in as an Electrical Engineer. She runs a web development agency by the name of Mozak Design.
Naomi C. Bush
Naomi has been working with WordPress since 2005 as a professional site developer, educator and plugin developer. She now keeps herself busy with creating products that help WordPress users accept payments by using payment gateways like Stripe and create business application using WordPress form builders.
Stephanie is a WordPress consultant and an author. She has written Beginning WordPress 3 and WordPress for Web Developers. She is also the author of Content Strategy for WordPress. She also writes plugins and has released twenty free plugins so far.
Rachel is the most interesting person on this list. She is a Senior Software Engineer at Disney Interactive. She is also the Director of WPCampus, where WordPress is taught through one on one virtual conferences. Out of work, she enjoys promoting the importance of accessibility. Rachel is also a fitness junkie who loves to travel as well.
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