Friday, May 06, 2005

The woman hunt

Please, I have a little problem, you see, I can't recognize female names in all languages. I have this list from AO2005 Innovation Summit@Stanford, and I can't find the female names on the list. I recognize three and wonder about another on the "Money's back" panel, but for the rest, I just can't see them. I guess it's just me being a silly Norwegian used to names like Kari, Hilde, Britt and Guri for women, so would you please help me to find them on this list? There are 61 names all together. Thank you.
Is the Whole World Going Open Source?
Moderator: Ray Lane, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Jonathan Schwartz, president & COO, Sun Microsystem
Kim Polese, CEO, SpikeSource
Marten Mickos, CEO, MySQL
John Chen, CEO, Sybase

SmartPhone 2010
Moderator: Pip Coburn, managing director of research, UBS
Trip Hawkins, founder and CEO, Digital Chocolate
David Nagel, CEO, PalmSource
Ed Colligan, CEO, Palm One
Bill Watkins, CEO, Seagate
Bill Nguyen, founder & president, SEVEN

Dislocation of Media and Entertainment
Roger McNamee, founder, managing partner, Elevation Partners
Mark Cuban, owner, Dallas Mavericks
Michael Weiss, CEO, Streamcast Networks
Anthony Noto, managing director, Goldman Sachs

The Money's Back
Moderator: Eric janszen, EIC, Trident Capital
Tim Draper, managing partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Mark Heesen, president, NVCA
Janice Roberts, managing partner, Mayfield
Aneel Busri, managing partner, Greylock

Are your ready for the Chinese revolt?
Scott Kronick, President, Olgilvy PR / China
Elizabeth Economy, Council on Foreign Relations
Min Xin Pei, Carnegie Endowment for Peace
Chai Ling, student leader, Tiananmen Square 1989
Howard Chou, partner, O Malveney
Lili Zheng, partner, China Services Group Deloitte
John Wadsworth, honorary chairman, Morgan Stanley, Asia
Yadong Liu, Medley Global Advisors
Dan Burstein, managing director, Millenium Partners
Joe Schoendorf, partner, Accel Partners

Open or Closed Web
Moderator: Marc Canter, founder and CEO, Broadband Mechanics
Steve Berkowitz, CEO, Ask Jeeves
Joe Kraus, founder and CEO, JotSpot
Doc Searls, Senior Editor, Linux Journal.
Scott Rafer, CEO, Feedster

Is Technology Making Us Safer?
Moderator: Paul Saffo, Research Director, Institute for the Future
George Gilder, CEO, Gilder Technology
Bill Joy, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Eric Drexler, Chairman, Foresight Institute

Silicon Eye With George Gilder
Moderator: Andy Kessler, Velocity Media
George Gilder, CEO, Gilder Technology
Carver Mead, Chairman and Founder, Foveon Corporation

Future Disruptive Technologies: The Perspectives of MIT and Stanford
Moderator: Tom Byers, professor, Stanford University
Jim Plummer, Dean, School of Engineering, Stanford University
Alice Gast, VP, Research, MIT

Tapping into the Power of the Blogosphere
Moderator: Tony Perkins, founder & editor, AlwaysOn
Rich Karlgaard, Editor-In-Chief Forbes
Dave Sifry, CEO, Technorati
Allen Morgan, partner, Mayfield
Michael Moe, CEO, Think Equity
Robert Scoble, blogger/author, Microsoft - Scobelizer

Fireside Chats:
Mark Cuban, owner, Dallas Mavericks
Norm Pearlstein, Editor in Chief, Time Life
Shimon Peres, Vice Premiere, State of Israel
Barry Diller, CEO, InterActive Corp
Mark Hurd, CEO, H-P
Howard Stringer, CEO, Sony
Bob Sutton, professor, Stanford University
Jonathan Schwartz, president & COO, Sun Microsystems
Bill Joy, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Eric Drexler, Chairman, Foresight Institute

Oh, I did recognize one more female name, and the letter where I received this list used "her" about this person. It's Kathy. Seems like you can mail her or phone her if you need somebody to take your order.

6 comments:

Laura said...

I see 4: Kim, Janice, Alice, Elizabeth

Torill said...

Is Kim male or female? I know at least two male Kims.

I also wonder about Lili - is it a version of Lily, or is it a version of the Asian (don't know which naitnality, perhaps more than one) name Li?

Si said...

Here you go, these people are female:

Kim Polese
Janice Roberts
Elizabeth Economy
Chai Ling
Lili Zheng

Si said...

Oh, I missed Alice Gast, but you've already got her.

Torill said...

Thanks Si :)

So we are now at 6 out of 61.
Impressive? Not. But there's still hope: what about Pip, Trip, Aneel, Yadong, Min? If we adopt them as honorary women, then the summit discussing innovation is up to more than 1/6 prepresentation of 50% of the people on the planet. Gosh, I have even read books where George is short for Georgina, and Ed for Edwarda.

Did you read "Monstrous Regiment" by Terry Pratchett? Apart from being hilarious, I think he may just have a message.

Si said...

Except Pip, Trip, Aneel, Yadong and Min are definitely male :) That puts us right back to the depressing state of 6 out of 61.