9 Female Tech Influencers You Should Be Following

This post by Mallory Whitfield originally appeared on the LookFar blog.

The 3rd annual Ada Lovelace Awards are right around the corner. While we’re expanding the awards to celebrate women in tech from the entire Gulf South region this year, we know there are plenty of other women worldwide that deserve acknowledgement.

From Instagram to Twitter and beyond, these women are using their social media prowess to change the conversation around what it means to be a woman in tech. Here are 9 female tech influencers you should be following:

@Estefannie

We discovered this Houston, TX based software engineer, maker and YouTuber via Instagram, where her irreverent sense of humor and sneak peeks into her life as a programmer have earned her nearly 40,000 followers.

Mina Markham is a senior front end developer at Slack who is actively involved in the tech community, teaching for Black Girls Code and founding the Dallas chapter of Girl Develop It and DFW Sass. Her tweets are frequently full of wit, charm, and animated GIFs.

@codegirlcode

Holy is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of UNTOUCHD Magazine, a lifestyle magazine for women inspired by tech. Her path to the tech industry is similar to that of many women: at age 27 she enrolled in one of General Assembly’s coding bootcamps with zero prior experience in software development. As she began sharing her journey on her Instagram account, she noticed a community of like-minded women forming around her, leading her to launch UNTOUCHD.

Click here to read the full list of top female tech influencers.