For each SheByShe survey we seek out the help of a "topic expert" to serve as our resource to help us better understand the dynamics of that specific topic. At SheByShe we believe this is critical to establish credibility behind our opinion surveys, and to ensure the surveys are relevant, interesting and accurate. We owe each of our topic experts a ton of gratitude!
It's time to give that thanks to our "Smartphones: What Women Think" expert, Chris Shipley. Thank you Chris!
Chris Shipley is a technology industry journalist, analyst, and entrepreneur. She is currently a Reynolds Fellow at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri Journalism School. Prior to this, Chris was the co-founder and CEO of Guidewire Group, Inc., Shipley developed the company’s framework for innovation measurement and mentorship to help established and emerging companies identify market opportunities and accelerate business growth.
As a journalist, Shipley began covering the personal technology industry in 1984, and has worked as a writer and editor for a variety of technology and consumer media. She is known for her role as the executive producer of the DEMO Conference, a technology conference where she helped startups bring their innovative products to market.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication arts and literature from Allegheny College.
Shipley, her wife Nancy, and their aging dog live in Redwood City, Calif., where they enjoy weekends at farmers’ markets, cooking and eating great food, and planning their next scuba diving adventure.