San Antonio has talented women working in many disciplines of interest to our growing tech industry. When it comes time to organizing your next tech panel or event, we hope you consult this list of over 130 San Antonio women who are at the top of their game and can add their voices to the discussion about the tech industry.
Who are these women? Over 50 are founders or co-founders of tech or biotech companies in San Antonio. Many are entrepreneurs, software engineers, infosecurity and other cybersecurity professionals, data scientists, IT analysts, biotech professionals, tech-focused lawyers, marketers working in the tech industry, and other tech-focused experts who are a part of San Antonio’s tech ecosystem.
Luckily, we got a head start with the list of San Antonio Latinas in tech Amanda Keammerer and DeAnne De Cuellar assembled in 2019. Latina women are underrepresented in the world of tech. Looking at STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) jobs more broadly, Hispanic women comprise a startling 2% of all science and engineering positions.
We added to that initial list of 40 women the names of more San Antonio women working in tech. We’ve alphabetized the women-in-tech speaker list and added links to LinkedIn profiles. We encourage you to look at LinkedIn profiles for more information on that person’s background.
This is our first time publishing such a list. If we missed anyone or need to correct something, please let us know. We’ll keep this list updated as submissions come in and share it on a regular basis.Here's where you can find a list of accomplished women in San Antonio to speak at your next tech event. Click To Tweet
San Antonio Women in Tech
- Adriana Andrade, Technical Recruiter, Peyton Resource Group
- Melissa Alcala, Principal, Centers for Applied Science & Technology (CAST) Tech High School
- Stacey Alvarado, Vice President of Business Development, P3S
- Esme Araiza, Marketing Strategist, FunnelAI
- Nyssa Arcos, STEAM Education Consultant, EduTechSpec
- Susan Ashmore, Development Director, FIRST Robotics
- Kori Ashton, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder, WebTegrity
- Katy Aucoin, Founder and CEO, Dearduck
- Lara August, CEO, Robot Creative and TechStars Super-Mentor
- Mariana Barham, Social Network Analyst, Bexar County
- Jordana Barton, Senior Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
- Bonnie Baskin, Founder, Science Mill
- Staci Beane, CEO and Co-Founder, Tekgration
- Nicole Beebe, Director, The Cyber Center for Security and Analytics at The University of Texas at San Antonio
- Kamilah Beltran, Founder and CEO, ADO Digital
- Kimberly Britton, CEO, EPIcenter
- JoAnn Browning, Dean of College of Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio
- Christine Burke, Director, Commercialization & Technology Transfer at The University of Texas at San Antonio
- Mariana Cano, Sales Development Representative, Inspired eLearning
- Sarah Ann Cantu, Director of Marketing, Qualaroo
- Anastasia Carter, Manager of Business Development, IT Net Pros
- Deborah Carter, Director, Bexar County Economic Development
- Bianca Gonzales Cerqueira, Co-Founder and NovoThelium Co-Founder, Neuroscience Data Analyst at KBRwyle Science Technology & Engineering Group
- La Juana Chambers Lawson, President and Board Chair, San Antonio African American Community Digital Archive and Museum & CEO and Founder Tacit Growth Strategies
- Stephanie Chandler, Corporate Partner and head of Jackson Walker law firm Technology Section
- Magaly Chocano, CEO and founder, Sweb Development
- Monica Cholico, Software Developer, USAA
- Vanessa Garza Clark, Chair, Computer Information Systems and Security Program, Our Lady of the Lake University
- Christine Colburn, Business Development and Marketing Executive, Reckon Point
- Veronica Colon, Cyber Analyst, IPSecure
- Lauren Cornell, CEO and Co-Founder Novothelium and Fellow at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
- Adrienne Cox, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Port San Antonio
- Louise Craig, Experience Architect, City of San Antonio
- Angel Crockett, CEO and Founder, Inflow
- DeAnne Cuellar, State Director, Texas, Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) & Senior Planet Center
- Amy Daali, CEO and Founder, Lucea AI
- Crystal Darby, Business Advisor, UTSA Small Business Development Center
- Lynda Y. de la Viña, Director of the Center for Global Entrepreneurship and professor, UTSA, and co-founder of Operational Technologies Corp
- Joyce Deuley, pre-accelerator program manager, Geekdom
- Margaret Dittloff, co-founder and head of Product at Junum
- Cat Dizon, Co-Founder and COO of Active Capital
- Teresa Evans, COO, Trauma Insight
- Amanda Fernandez, Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science Vision & Artificial Intelligence Lab (VAIL), UTSA
- Andrea Figueroa, Executive Director, Martinez Street Women’s Center
- Dana Fisher, Project Manager, UTSA SBDC Technology Commercialization Center
- Priscilla Fuentes, Director, Application Development and Strategy, HOLT CAT
- Heather Hernandez, Strategic Innovation Director in PNC Claims Innovation, USAA
- Mariana Rios Holguin, Family and Community Engagement Specialist, CAST Tech High School
- Desiree Garcia, Director, Senior Experience Owner (Robotics), USAA
- Monica Garcia, Senior Research Engineer, Intelligent Systems Division, Southwest Research Institute
- Stephanie Garcia, Business Development Coordinator, Port San Antonio
- Jess Garza, CEO, Earth Class Mail
- Marina Gavito, Innovation Business Development Director, USAA
- Brielle Insler, Co-Founder Duable and former Digital Director for Julián Castro campaign
- Cristal Glangchai, CEO and Founder, VentureLab
- Paula Gold-Williams, President and CEO, CPS Energy
- Christina Gomez-Terry, System Integration Manager, Plus One Robotics
- Illeana Gonzalez, Director of Operations and Tech Talent Placement, TechBloc
- Iris Gonzalez, Special Projects Manager for the Planning Department, City of San Antonio
- Janie Gonzalez, CEO and Founder, Webhead
- Denise Guerra, Co-Founder of Advanced Robotics, UTSA
- Maggie Guist, Data Science Curriculum Director, Codeup
- Erica Salinas Hakim, Corporate Recruiter, Accenture Federal Services
- Jessica Hazelrigg, Director, Platform Threat Defense at USAA
- Sara Helmy, Founder and CEO, Tribu Branding & Digital Marketing
- Marsha Hendler, Founder and CEO, TerraFina Energy
- Aaryn Hernandez-Smith, Director, Innovative Services, VIA Metropolitan Transit
- Kay Jones, CEO and Founder, Moxie Professional Development
- Sujatha Kamma, Chief Strategist and Co-Founder FunnelAI
- Amanda Keammerer, CEO and Founder, Javilud LLC and Vice President of Cybersecurity and Director of CyberSecurity San Antonio, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
- Kate Kinnison, R&D Director, City of San Antonio
- Jacqueline Kuykendall, Design and Innovation Consulting Lead, Deloitte
- Robin Laine, CEO and Co-Founder, Transect
- Elexus Liggins, Moki and Outreach Coordinator, School’s Out Hackathon
- Andi Littlejohn, Energy Incubator and Accelerator Program Director, EPIcenter
- Monique Long-White, Technology Commercialization and Research Economist, UTSA Institute of Economic Development
- Laura Lopez, Product Owner, HEB
- Linda Lopez-George, Director, Research Partnerships and Business Development, UT Health San Antonio
- Amanda Loredo, Test Engineer, COLSA Corporation
- Charlotte-Anne Lucas, CEO and Founder, NOWCastSA
- Ell Marquez, Community Architect at A Cloud Guru (formerly the Linux Academy) and Jupiter Broadcasting
- Liz Maya, COO, Codeup
- Cindy McClister, CEO and Founder, DC Industries
- Lisa McComb, CEO and Co-Founder, Rectify
- Candelaria Mendoza, Smart City Coordinator, City of San Antonio
- Elaine Mendoza, Conceptual Mindworks CEO and Chair of the A&M Board of Regents
- Evangelina Mendoza, Executive Director of Information Technology, San Antonio ISD
- Michellea Millis, Founder and CEO of BrownSTEM
- Ina Minjarez, Texas State Representative House District 124 and Attorney
- Caroline Mora, IT Instructor, St. Philip’s College
- Anna Morton, Founder and CEO, Morton Gestalt
- Jennifer Navarrete, Founder of National Podcast Post Month (NaPodPoMo)
- Gabriele (Gabi) Niederauer, President and CEO, Bluegrass Vascular Technologies
- Jianwei Niu, Interim Academic Director of School of Data Science and Associate Dean of University College, UTSA
- Susan Swearingen Oelsen, IT/Cyber Workforce Development Employer Relations Coordinator, Project Quest
- Edith Orozco, Dean for Academic Success, Applied Science & Technology, St. Philip’s College
- Clarissa Renee Ozuna, Lead Insights Research Analyst, USAA
- Lettie Ozuna, Systems Engineer/Lead Associate, Abacus Technologies
- Angelica Palm, Marketing Director, The Bank of San Antonio and founder of the Bank’s San Antonio Business Heroes Podcast
- Rhia Pape, Research and Development Specialist, City of San Antonio
- Crystal Parrott, Vice President Of Engineering, Plus One Robotics
- Edith Pena, Senior Lead Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Debi Pfitzenmaier, CEO and Founder, Youth Code Jam
- Cynthia Phelps, CEO and Co-Founder, InnerAlly
- Cherri Pitts, User Experience Researcher, iHeartMedia
- Debra Placette, Technology Attorney, Chief Legal Office at USAA
- Susan Price, CEO and Founder, Firecast Studio
- Allison Pyle, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Co-Founder, WaterFleet
- Clarissa Ramon, Government and Community Affairs Manager, Google Fiber
- Pamela Rachel, Director of PR & Marketing, IPSecure
- Roxanne Ramirez, CEO and Co-Founder, CNF Technologies
- Heena Rathore, Vice Chair of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) chapter and Assistant Professor in data science at UTSA
- Bethany Reese, director, TechQuarry
- Bianca Rhodes, CEO and Founder, Knight Aerospace
- Karin Robinsantos, Director of Sales Enablement, Vault Health
- Jeannette Robinson, Account Director of Investor Relations, Blue Lake Capital
- Emily Royall, Smart City Coordinator, City of San Antonio
- Jeanne Russell, Executive Director, Centers for Applied Science & Technology (CAST) High Schools
- Duvelza Saenz, Lead Associate Cyber Operations Intelligence Analyst, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Nikki Salas, Cyber Intelligence Fusion Analyst, Bitdefender
- Torii Salinas, Operations Manager, Geekdom
- Kathryn Salts, Data Scientist, CyberFortress
- Sarah Sanchez, Executive Vice President of Global Development, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation
- Katherine Sanchez-Rocha, Executive Director, Alamo Academies
- Tori Santos, Director, Claims Modernization at USAA
- MaryAnne Schweers, CEO and Founder, PLC Strategies
- Ravae Shaeffer, Principal, Southwest CAST STEM High School
- Liz Simpson, Founder and CEO, Stimulyst
- Megan Smith, Founder, M.V. Smith Political Strategy
- Bethany Stachenfeld, Co-Founder, Sendspark
- Ann Stevens, President, BioMed SA
- Melanie Tawil, CEO and Co-Owner, SwipeTrack Solutions
- Tiffany Teixidor, Marketing Manager, New Horizons Tech Workforce and Career Development
- Estrella Torres, President, Cyber Tigers, St. Philip’s College
- Tiffany Tremont, President and CEO, Silotech Group
- Melissa Unsell-Smith, President and Co-Founder, Rectify
- Lydia Unterreiner, Software Engineer, Reckon Point
- Rosa Elleni Vargas, CEO and Founder at Obsidian Partners and INNOVAPP Design Thinking Facilitator at Centros Tecnológicos Comunitarios
- Jill Vassar, Director of Development and Partnerships, EPIcenter
- Bria Woods, Executive Producer of Digital KAVU-TV and Founder of Glo App
- Stefanie Young, CEO, iNNOV8 Place
- Maria Zannes, CEO and Founder, bioAffinity
- Alejandra Zertuche, CEO and Founder, Enflux
Did we miss someone? Know a woman working in tech in San Antonio who should be on this list? Post a comment below and connect with us on LinkedIn. We’ll update this list with your additions.
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Bonnie Baskin, PhD, founder of the Science Mill in Johnson City, would be a great addition to this list.
Founder and Chair of the Board of the Science Mill, Bonnie Baskin is a career scientist and business entrepreneur who founded and served as CEO for two successful bio technology companies – ViroMed Laboratories, Inc. and AppTec Laboratory Services, Inc. – which she led to acquisitions by larger public corporations. Among her current and past board memberships are the Minneapolis YMCA, the Minnesota Biotechnology Association, the University of Minnesota Office of Technology Commercialization Advisory Board, and Affinity Ventures IV and most recently the Texas Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. Her many honors and recognitions include the “Entrepreneur of the Year / Minnesota and Dakotas” award and being a 2012 inductee of the University of Minnesota YMCA Hall of Fame. She has a home in Johnson City.
The Science Mill is a family destination offering a fun, interactive learning environment for all ages. Through cutting-edge technology-based exhibits, games, and programs, the Science Mill expands students’ understanding and appreciation of science in their everyday lives. By igniting their curiosity and inspiring them to pursue post-secondary education, the Science Mill experience starts students on the path to a life-long career in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Thanks for the submission, Anne, I’ve added her to the list.
Another to add to the list: Emily Royall, Smart City Coordinator, City of San Antonio
Would be happy to be added to list! Work at USAA in claims innovation. Have also worked in our Enterprise Innovation area and IT for 13 years. Heather Hernandez
Lara August – CEO, Robot Creative and TechStars Super-Mentor
Sara Helmy, Founder & CEO, Tribu Branding & Digital Marketing.
La Juana Chambers Lawson, Owner & Principal Consultant of Tacit Growth Strategies, LLC and President and Board Chair of the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum
Considering the conversation I feel it is important to showcase that Black women in this city have been repeatedly marginalized, especially in tech. This list holds a lot of weight – yes. However there aren’t ANY Black women or Afro-Latinas listed and it makes me question the types of representation we (as a sisterhood) are putting forward. Of course the national climate gives Black women their due respect, news surrounding accomplishments is easily searchable. But to see a list like this, that stresses diversity and inclusion but is solely made up of White and Hispanic women, I’m dismayed and offended. And while I’ve heard EVERY excuse on why Black excellence is not spotlighted in San Antonio, the most articulated being “the percentage of African Americans in the SATX population is amazingly low” – but I’d think that would make it easier to seek and spotlight industry innovators. A few women I feel can lend insight to the diversity, inclusion, and integrations of San Antonio’s tech scene can also include: Tuesdae Knight, SAGE | Tiffany Tremont, Silotech Group, Inc | Me, EHCÜ Public Relations (we’ve led in procuring digital news, leveraging analytics to increase community involvement in campaigns) | Kamilah Beltran, ADODigital.com | Paula Gold-Williams, CPS Energy | Bria Woods, a tech GENIUS creator | MaCherie Sims, corporate digital marketing extraordinaire | Liz Simpson, Stimulyst | Phallon Doss, Doss Audiology. All of whom have been published, cited, degreed, awarded, referenced, and invited to address large crowds. Google them – invite them – we belong here too.
Christian, thanks for the submissions. In developing a comprehensive listing of anything– startup resources, the ecosystem map, this list — the first iterations will always have gaps. I’ve had to learn not let the fear of debuting a less-than-perfect first draft prevent any efforts to build a comprehensive listing that benefits everyone.
I welcome submissions from our engaged community to build an up-to-date list of accomplished women in tech for everyone to consult. Keep the names of female leaders in tech coming!
I would be happy to be added to the list. I’m Angelica Palm and I lead the marketing and digital strategy for The Bank of San Antonio and The Bank of Austin. I created a podcast called San Antonio Business Heroes, highlighting our city’s entrepreneurs and use digital to tell our brand story.
I would like to be added. I’m Angelica Palm and I lead the marketing and digital strategy for The Bank of San Antonio and The Bank of Austin. I created a podcast called San Antonio Business Heroes, highlighting our city’s entrepreneurs and use digital to tell our brand story.
Megan Smith is great she’s a political consultant mvsmith.com
Hi Iris, I’d like to recommend Tiffany Teixidor, Marketing Manager for New Horizons Career Development. She’s super passionate about connecting with young adults about how to get started in IT or the workforce with the support of NHCD’s professional certification scholarships.
Dana Fisher and Dr. Monique Long-White (https://www.linkedin.com/in/moniqueklong/), Project Managers at the UTSA Technology Commercialization Center would be great additions.
Thanks for doing this, Iris. I love that we can continue to grow this list!
I’d be happy to be added to the list. I launched and lead NOWCastSA, an online-only journalism startup that is a lot like a local CSPAN. I’ve taught digital media literacy, web development, livestreaming and all of the ancillary technology, with an emphasis on ethics and transparency. Of NOWCastSA’s 36 interns over the past ten years, 51% are women and 75% are nonwhite. My first intern manages editorial video for the print and digital team at Cosmopolitan.co.uk, and another intern was the videographer for the New York public library.
Added you to the list! Charlotte, we should meet up and discuss the challenges of digital journalism, especially with local coverage. It’s a battle worth fighting.
Would love to be on this awesome list
Susan Michael Sorensen Thought-leader for human-centered strategy. Always asking “Why?”
Thanks for including me (and thank you Susan Price suggesting my name). I’ve recently changed positions at the City. Please update my listing to Louise Craig, Experience Architect, City of San Antonio.
Yours is not the only one, Louise, got it, I made the change. Ladies, tell the world the amazing things you’re doing and update your LinkedIn profiles, please!
Awesome..I read this post so nice and very informative information…thanks for sharing
If you’re still receiving names, I would also like to be added to this list…
Staci Beane, CEO and Co-Founder, Tekgration LLC. Tekgration is an IT provider for hardware and software procurement, cybersecurity solutions & new innovations.
Kimberly Lanier is the Co-Founder of tech startup Xpedition based in San Antonio, TX.
Kim is a visionary leader bringing customer and employee experience together from her background in employee engagement and customer experience working for some of the world’s largest technology companies to something new and innovative for health and home services organizations.
Dr. Lynda Y. de la Viña
Co-Founder: Operational Technologies Corp; VuTex; OES; VINJER: delavina/jerge productions; Honey West Entertainment
Professor: Graduate/MBA Entrepreneurship at UTSA; Graduate Entrepreneurship, Translational Science Program/ UTHSCSA; Undergraduate Small Business Economics & Entrepreneurship/UTSA; Graduate and Undergraduate, Global Entrepreneurship/UTSA
Director: Center for Global Entrepreneurship/UTSA
Current Project: Virus Visualization Project with Dr. Douglas Frantz (UTSA/ SW Biomedical Institute)
Please add Michellea Millis Founder/CEO of BrownSTEM
Done! Thanks for the submission…Iris
I’m a woman in tech! Karin Robinsantos, I’m Director of Sales Enablement at Vault Health. I’ve been in tech for over 9 years, with roles at HubSpot and Uber. My specialty is scaling startup operational models.
Welcome, Karin! I’ve added you to the San Antonio Women in Tech list.
Thank for your post! It is easy to understand, detailed and meticulous! I have had a lot of harvest after watching this article from you!
Hi! If you’re still adding to the list, my name is Margaret Dittloff, and I’d like to be added. I’m currently co-founder and head of product for Junum, a nutrition-focused technology startup which just won the HearstLab: Texas 2022 Pitch competition.
Thanks for your consideration of my submission.
Thanks, Margaret! You’re on the list now (and congrats on the pitch competition win!).
Hi! +1 If you’re still adding to the list, my name is Marlene Arroyo, and I’m a Tech Executive. I’m currently SVP of Recruiting and Human Resources (otherwise known as People Operations) for a Silicone Valley Tech company that focuses on Ad Tech enabled by machine learning. I’d like to be added to the list, if possible. I reside in San Antonio and I’m passionate about bringing tech jobs to San -Antonio, thanks!
Hi Marlene! This list is focused on local women working in tech companies based in San Antonio. We’re thrilled you’re recruiting San Antonio women for your Silicon Valley company’s tech jobs.
For purposes of this list, we’re trying to highlight the women working for local tech companies, so we’re highlighting local women and local efforts. Thanks, and good luck in recruiting talent!
I connect companies with the right technology and the right people, at the right time. Founder and CEO of PLC Strategies, LLC.