Tammarrian Rogers is the Director of Engineering for Snap Inc., the creator of Snapchat. Rogers previously worked for Apple and Microsoft and plays a key role in ensuring technology is stable and remains a social media staple. Rogers focuses on quality updates for developers behind the scenes and the customers, like a major Android stability initiative that made it easy to code for Snapchat’s app ecosystem while providing customers with more tools and options.
Alexandra Zatarain is the founder of Eight Sleep, a company that manufactures sensor-equipped mattresses. They discreetly track data such as sleep patterns, heart rates, and breathing, all of which are organized on an app for easy access. A nightly score based on sleep duration and quality can be used to help people with sleep disorders. Or as part of a wider collection of data to maintain overall health.
Ally Davidson is the co-founder and co-CEO of Camp Gladiator, a workout boot camp company based in Austin, TX. Their classes, pre-pandemic, emphasized group work and support, creating a dedicated community of fitness fans.
During the pandemic, Camp Gladiator restructured classes to all-virtual format. The change happened almost overnight, with Davidson and her team building digital workouts while still maintaining the same sense of community. Camp Gladiator has since expanded rapidly, turning a regional network into a national one.
Though there are many notable women in innovation, there is still much work to be done. In 2017, only 9.2% of U.S. patents granted during a given week were for female inventors, up from 7.8% ten years earlier. While this growth is positive, it shows there are still many necessary steps for building equity in innovation.
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