Inspiring Women in Tech1 min read
To celebrate International Womens Day, we wanted to highlight 5 inspirational women in the tech world.
1. Ginni Rometty
Ginni serves as the Chairwoman, President, and CEO of IBM – making her the first woman to lead the Company. Fortune has named Ginni to their list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business for 10 consecutive years.
2. Ruth Porat
Formerly the CFO of Morgan Stanley, Ruth now helps lead Alphabet/Google as their CFO. In 2013, she was considered as nominee for the role of Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.
3. Marissa Mayer
At Google, Marissa was an early employee and the first female engineer hired by the Company. The Stanford grad has since gone on to become the CEO of Yahoo, and a major proponent for women in the technology space.
4. Mary Meeker
Mary is a Partner at the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. She is a published author and sits on the board of DocuSign, Lending Club, and Square.
5. Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl is an author, philanthropist, and the current COO of Facebook. In 2012, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, sold over 1 million copies by 2013, and promoted a workforce that is more inclusive for women.
There are many many more, but here are some other women that are leading the charge in the technology space:
- Susan Wojcicki (Youtube)
- Amy Hood (Microsoft)
- Meg Whitman (Hewlett-Packard)
- Angela Ahrendts (Apple)
- Safra Cats (Oracle)
- Renee James (Intel)
- Jenny Lee (GGV Capital)
- Ursula Burns (Xerox)
- Gwynne Shotwell (SpaceX)