Women in AI & XR

Women are the largest emerging market in the world, and we know from experience and numerous research studies that gender balance in company and industry leadership is central to improving performance, productivity, and profitability. Yet in the tech space, in particular, gender bias still favors male founders, investors, board members, and panelists.

Our General Partners are committed to achieving gender parity in our sector. As part of this commitment, we work closely with the WXR Fund and their initiatives. We also engage in active conversation with organizers each time we participate in panel or industry events to ensure fair and balanced gender representation.

The VR Fund provides the below reference resource of female entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and active participants in the AI and XR industries to help organizers connect with innovators in our network.

Ivy Li

Ivy Li

Co-Founder & CTO

Katrika Morris

Katrika Morris

Co-Founder & Creative Director

 

Anna Rosa Lappalainen

Anna Rosa Lappalainen

Founder

 

Cathy Twigg

Cathy Twigg

Co-Founder & Chief Production Officer

 

Morgan Mercer

Morgan Mercer

Founder & CEO

 

Cy Wise

Cy Wise

Co-Founder

 

Carol Ann Korpi

Carol Ann Korpi

Senior Vice President

 

Jihye Shin

Jihye Shin

Co-Founder and COO

 

Faye Maidment

Faye Maidment

Digital Marketing Specialist

 

Abby Albright

Abby Albright

Co-Founder

 

Amy LaMeyer

Amy LaMeyer

Investor

 

Andy Fidel

Andy Fidel

Consultant

 

Eva Hoerth

Eva Hoerth

Community Builder

 

Malia Probst

Malia Probst

Co-Founder

 

Martina Welkhoff

Martina Welkhoff

Co-Founder

Alina Mikhaleva

Alina Mikhaleva

Business Development

 

Alison Raby

Alison Raby

Co-Founder

Amber Courdeaux

Amber Courdeaux

Founding Partner

 

Amy Peck

Amy Peck

XR Strategist

Anna Sweet

Anna Sweet

Investor and Executive

Ashley Crowder

Ashley Crowder

Co-Founder and CEO

Carrie Shaw

Carrie Shaw

CEO and Founder

Cathy Hackl

Cathy Hackl

Developer Marketing

 

Cheryl Bayer

Cheryl Bayer

CEO

 

Christina Heller

Christina Heller

CEO

 

Christine Marzano

Christine Marzano

Co-Founder

 

Darragh Dandurand

Darragh Dandurand

Photojournalist

 

Desy Levinson

Desy Levinson

Vice President and Head of Story

 

Elizabeth Reede

Elizabeth Reede

Co-Founder and CEO

 

Evo Heyning

Evo Heyning

Strategic Guide

 

Gaia Dempsey

Gaia Dempsey

Founder & CEO

 

Helen Papagiannis, PhD

Helen Papagiannis, PhD

Augmented Reality Specialist

 

Irena Cronin

Irena Cronin

CEO

 

Jackie Cooper

Jackie Cooper

Co-Founder

 

Jenna Seiden

Jenna Seiden

Strategic Partnerships and Content Executive

 

Jessie Kim

Jessie Kim

Co-Founder and CEO

Joanna Popper

Joanna Popper

Global Head of Virtual Reality

Jordan Brighton

Jordan Brighton

Founder & CEO/CTO

 

Kat Lintott

Kat Lintott

Co-Founder

 

Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson

Technology Editor

 

Kim Adams

Kim Adams

Head of Production

 

Kim Cooper

Kim Cooper

Co Founder & Chief Creative Officer

 

Lee Brighton

Lee Brighton

Founder

 

Leen Segers

Leen Segers

Founder

 

Lynn Rosenthal

Lynn Rosenthal

Founder and CEO

 

Maddie Callander

Maddie Callander

Director of Operations

Marlene Lacasse

Marlene Lacasse

Art Director

Maureen Fan

Maureen Fan

Co-Founder and CEO

Mercedes Bent

Mercedes Bent

Founder

 

Nikki Lannen

Nikki Lannen

CEO

 

Nonny de la Peña

Nonny de la Peña

Founder

 

Perrin Kaplan

Perrin Kaplan

Chief Global Communications and Marketing Executive

Rafaella Camera

Rafaella Camera

Strategy & Innovation Executive

 

Ryan Pulliam

Ryan Pulliam

Co-Founder

 

Sara Lisa Vogl

Sara Lisa Vogl

CTO

 

Sarah Hill

Sarah Hill

CEO

Sarah Stevenson

Sarah Stevenson

Director Of Business Development

Sasha Paleeva

Sasha Paleeva

Event Content Producer

 

Sherri Richman

Sherri Richman

Writer & Director

Skylar Sweetman

Skylar Sweetman

Stage Manager

 

Sophia Velastegui

Sophia Velastegui

Partner, Product

Wanda Meloni

Wanda Meloni

CEO & Principal Analyst

Ivy Li

Ivy Li

Co-Founder & CTO

Katrika Morris

Katrika Morris

Co-Founder & Creative Director

 

Anna Rosa Lappalainen

Anna Rosa Lappalainen

Founder

 

Cathy Twigg

Cathy Twigg

Co-Founder & Chief Production Officer

 

Morgan Mercer

Morgan Mercer

Founder & CEO

 

Cy Wise

Cy Wise

Co-Founder

 

Carol Ann Korpi

Carol Ann Korpi

Senior Vice President

 

Jihye Shin

Jihye Shin

Co-Founder and COO

 

Faye Maidment

Faye Maidment

Digital Marketing Specialist

 

Abby Albright

Abby Albright

Co-Founder

 

Amy LaMeyer

Amy LaMeyer

Investor

 

Andy Fidel

Andy Fidel

Consultant

 

Eva Hoerth

Eva Hoerth

Community Builder

 

Malia Probst

Malia Probst

Co-Founder

 

Martina Welkhoff

Martina Welkhoff

Co-Founder

Alina Mikhaleva

Alina Mikhaleva

Business Development

 

Alison Raby

Alison Raby

Co-Founder

Amber Courdeaux

Amber Courdeaux

Founding Partner

 

Amy Peck

Amy Peck

XR Strategist

Anna Sweet

Anna Sweet

Investor and Executive

Ashley Crowder

Ashley Crowder

Co-Founder and CEO

Carrie Shaw

Carrie Shaw

CEO and Founder

Cathy Hackl

Cathy Hackl

Developer Marketing

 

Cheryl Bayer

Cheryl Bayer

CEO

 

Christina Heller

Christina Heller

CEO

 

Christine Marzano

Christine Marzano

Co-Founder

 

Darragh Dandurand

Darragh Dandurand

Photojournalist

 

Desy Levinson

Desy Levinson

Vice President and Head of Story

 

Elizabeth Reede

Elizabeth Reede

Co-Founder and CEO

 

Evo Heyning

Evo Heyning

Strategic Guide

 

Gaia Dempsey

Gaia Dempsey

Founder & CEO

 

Helen Papagiannis, PhD

Helen Papagiannis, PhD

Augmented Reality Specialist

 

Irena Cronin

Irena Cronin

CEO

 

Jackie Cooper

Jackie Cooper

Co-Founder

 

Jenna Seiden

Jenna Seiden

Strategic Partnerships and Content Executive

 

Jessie Kim

Jessie Kim

Co-Founder and CEO

Joanna Popper

Joanna Popper

Global Head of Virtual Reality

Jordan Brighton

Jordan Brighton

Founder & CEO/CTO

 

Kat Lintott

Kat Lintott

Co-Founder

 

Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson

Technology Editor

 

Kim Adams

Kim Adams

Head of Production

 

Kim Cooper

Kim Cooper

Co Founder & Chief Creative Officer

 

Lee Brighton

Lee Brighton

Founder

 

Leen Segers

Leen Segers

Founder

 

Lynn Rosenthal

Lynn Rosenthal

Founder and CEO

 

Maddie Callander

Maddie Callander

Director of Operations

Marlene Lacasse

Marlene Lacasse

Art Director

 

Maureen Fan

Maureen Fan

Co-Founder and CEO

Mercedes Bent

Mercedes Bent

Founder

 

Nikki Lannen

Nikki Lannen

CEO

 

Nonny de la Peña

Nonny de la Peña

Founder

 

Perrin Kaplan

Perrin Kaplan

Chief Global Communications and Marketing Executive

Rafaella Camera

Rafaella Camera

Strategy & Innovation Executive

 

Ryan Pulliam

Ryan Pulliam

Co-Founder

 

Sara Lisa Vogl

Sara Lisa Vogl

CTO

 

Sarah Hill

Sarah Hill

CEO

Sarah Stevenson

Sarah Stevenson

Director Of Business Development

Sasha Paleeva

Sasha Paleeva

Event Content Producer

 

Sherri Richman

Sherri Richman

Writer & Director

Skylar Sweetman

Skylar Sweetman

Stage Manager

 

Sophia Velastegui

Sophia Velastegui

Partner, Product

Wanda Meloni

Wanda Meloni

CEO & Principal Analyst