5 Badass Women Revolutionizing Virtual Reality

Women have been at the forefront of the VR revolution since the technology’s very beginnings. Viar360 wrote a great article highlighting 35 women who have been “Killing it” in Virtual Reality. We wanted to go ahead and briefly highlight 3 of them!

Helen Situ — Co-founder and COO at Moment

Alma Mater: University of California, Berkeley

Cool Fact: Helen was one of the first employees at NextVR, a leading VR company focused on live entertainment

Personal Website: www.helensitu.com

Christine Cattano — Global Head of VR, Executive Producer at Framestore

Alma Mater: Penn State

Cool Interview: https://www.contagious.com/blogs/news-and-views/60026437-framestores-christine-cattano-on-the-vr-future

About Framestore: “Framestore VR Studio combines highly immersive interactive experiences with Oscar-winning visuals. We are uniquely placed as the first and most awarded Virtual Reality studio in the world, bringing Hollywood calibre visuals to the theatre of immersion”

Suzanne Leibrick — XR Market Development Engineer at Intel Corporation

Alma Mater: Kings College London, Art Institutes Sacramento

Cool Fact: Suzanne started a school to teach women VR and AR development for very low cost in addition to a meetup group that ensures that VR/AR becomes a diverse bubble within the larger tech landscape

Her Latest Project: HoloHear — An augmented reality app that translates from speech to American Sign Language in close to real time