CEO and co-founder, Women 2.0
In 2006, Shaherose Charania moved from Vancouver to the Bay Area with just two backpacks and a desire to apply her instincts and skill for helping entrepreneurs. That year she co-founded Women 2.0, a group dedicated to increasing the number of successful female-founded startups through a strong network and plenty of resources. The company’s events and seminars attract leaders in startup incubation, angels, and venture capital firms. A self-professed telephony junky and Mobilista, Charania is particularly interested in using mobile technology to change the world by bringing its benefits to emerging markets.
Prior to moving to the Bay Area and co-founding Women 2.0, Charania spent a year living in Spain.
The Most Important Women in Mobile Tech
- Genevieve Bell – Intel Fellow
- Claire Boonstra – Co-founder of Layar
- Lisa Brewster – Developer relations administrator, HP-Palm
- Leah Buechley – Assistant professor at the MIT Media Lab, director of the High-Low Tech Group
- Shaherose Charania – CEO and co-founder, Women 2.0
- Danese Cooper – CTO, Wikimedia Foundation
- Weili Dai – Co-founder and COO, Marvell
- Mary N. Dillon – CEO, U.S. Cellular
- Mary Jo Foley – Technology journalist
- Mary Lou Jepsen – Founder and CEO, Pixel Qi
- Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud – Founder and CEO, Boston Power
- Marissa Mayer – Vice president of geographic and local services, Google
- Stormy Peters – Head of developer engagement, Mozilla
- Sheryl Sandberg – COO, Facebook
- Chris Shipley – Chairman and CEO, Guidewire Group
- Jane Silber – CEO, Canonical Ltd.
- Gina Trapani – Blogger, programmer, entrepreneur
- Cher Wang – Co-founder and chairwoman of HTC and VIA Technologies
- Padmasree Warrior – CTO, Cisco Systems
- Christy Wyatt – Corporate vice president of software applications and ecosystem, Motorola