Most influential women in mobile

Last year we compiled a list of the most influential people in the mobile industry. It was a fascinating exercise, and one that proved controversial in places. But perhaps the most interesting thing about the list was who wasn’t on it. Of the 40 people included, only one was female. Clearly there are very few women occupying the most senior positions within the companies that make up the industry.

And that got us thinking. If the top jobs are dominated by men, who are the most senior women in the industry, and what are their jobs? and Mobile Communications International magazine are setting out to find the most influential women in the mobile industry – and we want your help. We already have an idea of some of the women who we’ll be profiling but we’re pretty sure you’ll have ideas of your own, and we want to hear them.

Either send your suggestions and comments to:  [email protected] or post them in the comments box below.



  1. Avatar John Swan 10/05/2010 @ 4:11 pm

    N.L. Goodman, (Nora Goodman) President of Finally! TV / Film Entertainment is a Key Leader in the Mobile Industry. Her twitter is @MsMobileConverg She’s a conference speaker, Exec and Mobile Media Producer – mprogramming, mlearning, mcommercials, mpoliticians, mfilms …very influential, very in the know, very insightful.

  2. Avatar Jason Bourne 12/05/2010 @ 2:33 pm

    Lucy Lombardi, Head of International Groups and Standard within Telecom Italia, is the only woman in the 20 top manager of the group.

  3. Avatar Simone 14/05/2010 @ 2:43 pm

    Mary McDowell, newly appointed head of Mobile Phones for Nokia. It doesn’t get higher than that.

  4. Avatar Paulo Bartolomeu 20/05/2010 @ 7:00 pm

    Julia Dimambro – Managing Director and Founder of Cherry Media

  5. Avatar Rachael Thomas 24/05/2010 @ 5:26 pm

    Daphna Steinmetz, head of innovations at Comverse is a very high profile woman, in both the company and the indstry as a whole. Not only is she one of Comverse’s leading spokespeople, She also heads up the Innovation Labs and is responsible for some of the company’s most innovative and unusual products.

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