Established in 2004, Chip Chick was a pioneer in the blogosphere, becoming amongst the first sites to focus on technology for women. The goal of Chip Chick has always been for women to have a site that helps them keep up with the latest technology trends and how to make these trends more fashionable and customizable. Our reporters run the gamut of different types of stories: we cover events, report on interesting Web 2.0 technologies, write products reviews, and we love sharing the latest cool software and hardware.
Over the years, Chip Chick has been featured in People Style & Watch Magazine, The Boston Channel, CNN, Reuters, CNET, Woman’s Day magazine, and News|Talk 710 KIRO, just to name a few, as well as in several print publications world wide. Chip Chick is also recognized as one of the top 25 most influential female voices on the web, in addition to being one of Technorati’s top 100 Gadget and Technology blogs, a top site in the tech media universe, as well as one of Wikio’s Top 100 Technology blogs. In 2006, Chip Chick branched out by developing Chip Chicklets, a blog geared towards technology for kids.
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Noticing that there was a void of female influence in the technology blogosphere, Helena started Chip Chick in 2004. A native New Yorker, Helena holds a Masters in Digital Imaging and Design from NYU and she has a background in the interactive and social media fields. She has been featured on MSNBC, Woman’s Day magazine, and other major news outlets. Helena also serves as an Intel Advisor as well as a Virgin Mobile Ambassador. And when she is not busy testing out new gear, she can be found trotting the globe, looking for the next hot gadget.
Co-Founder & Managing Editor
Ali resides in New York City and has an extensive IT background dating back to the stone age. She started her own tech start-up before ‘Start-up’ was even a word. From there, her love of technology grew deeper and thus her Chip Chick partnership was born. She manages and oversees the daily content and operations of the site. An avid fan of consumer audio equipment and cars, Ali provides a female voice in a mostly male dominated space.
Tech’s Appeal Video Host & Tech Life Editor
Emmy award-winning consumer tech journalist, Jennifer Jolly, is your BFF for advice on all those digital doodads, techy tools, and cyber services that are supposed to make your life easier, more organized, and just plain better. Jennifer hosts the digital lifestyle series; Tech’s Appeal for Chip Chick, the girlfriend’s guide to gadgets(tm).
Zara hails from the cold city that is London Town, but finds the horrible weather a great excuse to stay in and play on her XBOX. She has been involved in the technology world for many years now, and finds that her day can be easily brightened by a (tastefully) diamante encrusted USB stick or a new Android device. She’s an expert on all types of gadgetry, with a particular penchant for eReaders, compact cameras and PMP’s. Zara is also an editor at ABC Fusion. You can find her musing about non gadget related goodness on her blog www.AlmostZara.com or updating you on her dinner plans via her Twitter feed (follow her @AlmostZara).
Andrea Smith is an award-winning news and technology journalist. She spent over two decades as technology producer at ABC News and was most recently Lifestyle Channel Editor at Mashable. Andrea breaks down the latest technology trends and turns tech talk into easy-to-understand concepts. Whether it’s the latest laptop, fashion accessories or tips for living the digital life, Andrea has it covered. Andrea has watched the so-called “connected generation” grow up through the eyes of her son, and now understands the answer to true communication lies in texting. Her current obsession is using SIRI to text as quickly as her son can type. Also anything purple.
Originally from Modesto, California, Chance received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UCLA before teaching English in Taiwan for a couple years. He’s now in Dublin, Ireland, getting some more schooling and keeping up with the tech scene there and everywhere else. But, there’s still time for gaming. There’s always time for gaming.
Scott resides in hipster-town Brooklyn, New York. He is a 20-something technophile who graduated Magna Cum Laude. Aside from his day job, he lives a very social lifestyle, commonly going out in Williamsburg or New York City. Reviewing products for Chip Chick is “a dream come true” for Scott, the young professional with a heart of a child and the curiosity of a cat. He is often seen giving out free hugs to Chip Chick readers and taking them out for expensive steak dinners (…but not really[...or at least not yet...]).
Tiffani is a Californian who travels often and collects hobbies, among which are painting, surfing, trekking, and learning languages. Writing for Chip Chick is a tasty diversion, less motivated by a need for incessant gadgetry, and more by a fascination with the human need to invent and love gadgets. Technology can enhance our outdoor endeavors like never before, seamlessly blending nature with what it means to be human, tinkering.
Scott is a born gadget aficionado from the Bay Area, California. He finds ways to turn the ordinary into an experience worth reliving, through the mediums of photography, film, gaming, and good ol’ fashioned storytelling. He also appreciates tech that encourages and enables research and study projects into the things that fascinate him. Currently residing in Tanzania, Africa, his primary focus is on his volunteer work with his lovely wife July. Crossing the worlds of California techy and African adventurer, he offers a fresh perspective with his reporting style.
Raymond Wong is a New York-based technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets, video games and clean design. He’s currently DVICE’s Deputy Editor. His writing has also appeared on BGR, G4TV, Mashable and Ubergizmo. You may also have seen his videos on Xbox Live (via Syfy app). Raymond can usually be found geeking out over cameras.