Dec 12, 2018

Alumna danah boyd Named Top Woman in Tech

From Forbes

The World’s Top 50 Women In Tech

By Edited by Helen A. S. Popkin with Kitty Knowles, Lauren Aratani and Samar Marwan

Women don’t wait for the future. The 2018 Inaugural Top 50 Women In Technology lists identify three generations of forward-thinking technologists leading more than a dozen tech sectors across the globe. In November, we introduced America’s top 50 women working in STEM. The Forbes Europe list, which began this multipart series, launched on the eve of Ada Lovelace Day in October, honoring the first computer programmer. We close out the year with the Top 50 tech Moguls, Founders, Engineers, Innovators and Warriors in the world.*

*who happen to be women


danah boyd

Since the publication of her groundbreaking book “It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens,” danah boyd has been recognized as an authority on the intersection of technology and society. The Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder and president of Data & Society Research Institute legally changed her name to lowercase letters in 2000, for reasons she says are both personal and political. She adds her social expertise to humanitarian organizations as the director for both Crisis Text Line and Social Science Research Council. Currently, boyd is a visiting Professor at New York University.


danah boyd graduated from the School of Information Ph.D. program in 2008.

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December 20, 2018