Silicon Valley Business Journal: A decade of influential women: Silicon Valley's 2018 Women of Influence announced

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For the past 10 years, the Silicon Valley Business Journal has honored a class of influential businesswomen in our area.

We culled through almost 300 nominations to finalize this list of 100 influential women. Nonprofits, startups, manufacturing, aviation, legal, finance and even plastic surgery are represented this year. All of the women have made an impact at work and in their communities.

Since 2008, we have honored 1,075 women with this award (we haven't always had 100 winners like we do this year).

This year's 100 honorees will be profiled in the June 1 issue of the Silicon Valley Business Journal and honored at an evening awards program to be held May 31 at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose.

Registration information for the event is available here.

Here are our 2018 Women of Influence:

  • Vandana Agrawal, CEO and founder, Success Entellus, Saratoga

  • Anju Ahuja, vice president, market development and product management, CableLabs, Sunnyvale

  • Carolyn Alexander, senior director of operations, Sunnyvale Community Services, Sunnyvale

  • Lori Armstrong, chief nursing executive, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara

  • Nancy Atkinson, chief operations officer, TripActions, Palo Alto

  • Esha Bandyopadhyay, partner, head of litigation, Silicon Valley Office, Winston and Strawn LLP, Menlo Park

  • Caryn Beck-Dudley, dean, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara

  • Elena Marimo Berk, co-founder, Creekside School, San Jose

  • Gita Bhargava, chief operating officer and co-founder, Global Upside, San Jose

  • Edesa Bitbadal, economic development director, city of Milpitas

  • Ainsley Braun, CEO and co-founder, Tinfoil Security, Mountain View

  • Coco Brown, founder and CEO, Athena Alliance, Half Moon Bay

  • Sonya Brown, general partner, Norwest Venture Partners, Palo Alto

  • Donna Butcher, chairman of the board and founder, Bay Power Inc., San Jose

  • A. Patricia Campbell, Ph.D., partner, Jones Day, Palo Alto

  • Charlotta Carter, CEO, GRI Technology Solutions LLC, San Mateo

  • Brenda Childress, executive director, Santa Clara County Construction Careers Association and East Side Union High School District, San Jose

  • Laura Chmielewski, vice president of marketing and communications, Team San Jose, San Jose

  • Hogene Choi, partner, Baker Botts LLP, Palo Alto

  • Aanan Contractor, vice president of engineering, global digital acquisition, American Express, Palo Alto

  • Mary Cortani, executive director and founder, Operation Freedom Paws, San Martin

  • Trish Costello, CEO and founder, Portfolia, Woodside

  • Marianne De Backer, vice president, venture investments, Johnson and Johnson Innovation/JJDC Inc., Portola Valley

  • Helen Dietz, director in wealth management, principal, Aspiriant, Mountain View

  • Cassie Divine, vice president, segment lead, small business and self-employed group, Intuit, Mountain View

  • Mina Doshi, president, INTA Technologies Corporation, Santa Clara

  • Cynthia Dote, director of engineering, Pure Storage, Mountain View

  • Alexandra Duran, dean of workforce and economic development, San Jose Evergreen Community College District, San Jose

  • Suzy Ekman, founder and CEO, Makers Market, San Jose

  • Linda Elkins, leader, Gore Innovation Center, W. L. Gore and Associates, Santa Clara

  • Kathy English, vice president enterprise marketing, Vocera Communications Inc., San Jose

  • Rebecca Ann Gallardo, real estate associate, Intero Real Estate Services, San Jose

  • Bindu Garapaty, marketing talent and leadership development, Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale

  • Rashmi Garde, general counsel and corporate secretary, Centrify Corporation, Santa Clara

  • Susie Giordano, corporate vice president and corporate secretary, Intel Corporation; Intel Capital, Santa Clara

  • Stephanie Glass, head of product marketing, AI solutions, Aera Technology, Mountain View

  • Nolwenn Godard, director of pricing product, PayPal, San Jose

  • Aga Goodsell, deputy director of exploration technology at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field

  • Maxine Goulding, president, California Special Occasions and NAWBO Silicon Valley, San Jose

  • Sherry Hashimoto Main, chief communications and marketing officer, and assistant vice chancellor, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

  • Mary Hoshiko Haughey, senior vice president of operations, YMCA of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara

  • Julia Hu, CEO, Lark Technologies, Menlo Park

  • Elizabeth Iorns, CEO and co-founder, Science Exchange, Palo Alto

  • Sandy Jamison, owner/broker, Tuscana Properties, San Jose

  • Sheila Janakos, CEO, Healthy Horizons Breastfeeding Centers Inc., Menlo Park

  • Ashley Johnson, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, Wealthfront, Redwood City

  • Karen Ketner, advanced practice director, Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center, San Jose

  • Elizabeth Krietemeyer, vice president of operations, Tarlton Properties, Menlo Park

  • Joanna Kulesa, CEO and founder, Offleash, San Mateo

  • Catherine Lacavera, director of intellectual property, litigation and employment, Alphabet Inc., Mountain View

  • Martina Lauchengco, operating partner, Costanoa Ventures, Palo Alto

  • Monique LeFors Edmondson, director of it - digital marketing, Cisco, San Jose

  • Emily Leonard, partner, Covington and Burling LLP, Redwood Shores

  • Zhuo Li, chief operating officer, AutoX, San Jose

  • Nina Lualdi, senior director, business strategy and operating model integration, Cisco Systems, San Jose

  • Susan Lucas Taylor, chief development officer, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, San Jose

  • Nancy Lue, consultant, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Palo Alto

  • Renee McKaskle, CIO, Hitachi Vantara, Santa Clara

  • Laraine McKinnon, CEO and founder, LMC17, Emerald Hills

  • Ann-Marie Meacham, executive director, Fremont Union High Schools Foundation, Sunnyvale

  • Ellen Moir, chief executive officer, New Teacher Center, Santa Cruz

  • Margaret Molly Morse, CEO and founder, Mango Materials, Redwood City

  • Lindsey Newbern, partner, PwC, San Jose

  • Keri Ng, CEO, Willow, Mountain View

  • Tam Nguyen, behavioral health director, Tri-City Health Center, Fremont

  • Sonia Nijjar, partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP, Palo Alto

  • Guisselle Nunez, director of public relations, marketing and governement relations, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, Dublin

  • Beth O'Callahan, vice president of corporate, compliance, innovation and privacy, NetApp, Sunnyvale

  • Pamela O'Leary, talent acquisition, global diversity lead, Ericsson, Santa Clara

  • Leslie Ottavi, vice president of strategic solutions, change management practice lead, iTalent Digital, San Jose

  • Sindhu Payankulath, vice president, global network engineering and operations, Equinix, Sunnyvale

  • Joy Peacock, engagement director, BNY Mellon, Palo Alto

  • Christine Peek, partner, McManis Faulkner, San Jose

  • Wendy M. Pfeiffer, chief information officer, Nutanix, San Jose

  • Cindy Pintor, CEO, Positive Solutions,Inc., San Jose

  • Nancy Raber, attorney, Oculus VR, Menlo Park

  • Magan Ray, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP, East Palo Alto

  • Amy Reichanadter, chief people officer, Adaptive Insights, Palo Alto

  • Erica Rogers, CEO, Silk Road Medical Inc., Sunnyvale

  • Fawzia Sarwar-Shayek, senior vice president, retail banking, Tech CU, San Jose

  • Anna Schlegel, senior director, globalization programs and information engineering, NetApp, Sunnyvale

  • Mansi Shah, partner, Merchant and Gould, San Jose

  • Shilpi Sharma, CEO and co-founder, Kvantum Inc., Fremont

  • Kelly Steckelberg, CFO, Zoom Video Communications, San Jose

  • Susan Stimson, general manager, Intersect ENT, Menlo Park

  • Tracy Sun, vice president merchandising and co-founder, Poshmark, Redwood City

  • Stacy Thompson, senior director of finance, Groupware Technology, Campbell

  • Leslie Trigg, CEO, Outset Medical, San Jose

  • Christine Tsai, CEO and founding partner, 500 Startups, Mountain View

  • Tina Tung, release manager, engineering, Sage Intacct, San Jose

  • Susie Wang, owner, 100% Pure, San Jose

  • Xiao Wang, general manager and co-founder, Innospring Silicon Valley, and managing general partner, Innospring Seed Fund, InnoSpring, Palo Alto

  • Elizabeth Weil, adviser, Onai, San Jose

  • Ann Crady Weiss, CEO, Hatch Baby, Menlo Park

  • Dianne Wood, staff engineer and co-founder, AtScale, San Mateo

  • Doris Yeh, CEO and co-founder, Mirapath, Cupertino

  • Anastasia Zamyshlyaeva, chief architect, Reltio, Redwood Shores

  • Dr. Kamakshi Zeidler, partner, Aesthetx, Campbell

  • Lu Zhang, managing partner and founder, Fusion Fund (aka NewGen Capital), Palo Alto

  • Tami Zhu, general manager, Kika Tech, San Jose