Founding VMware CEO Diane Greene Joins Google Board; VC Sarah Tavel Promoted Bessener Venture Partners Vice President

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By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

Two pieces of sunny news for women in business and technology:

As co-founder and CEO of VMware, Diane Greene led the company to an IPO the largest the tech industry has seen since Google’s. Recently, she was named to Google’s Board of Directors, bringing the number of women on Google’s board to 3 out of 10 members.

Ann Mather and Shirley M. Tilghman have both been on Google’s Board of Directors since 2005.

Diane Greene was a speaker at last year’s Women 2.0 PITCH event. You can still get tickets for this year’s PITCH Conference.

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Sarah Tavel was promoted earlier this week from Senior Associate to Vice President at Bessemer Venture Partners, working out of their Menlo Park office.

She focuses on software and Internet investments, and is closely involved with investments in Pinterest, Metalogix, Yodle, Onestop, Convertro, MindBody, Intego and KupiVIP.

Sarah Tavel was a judge at the Women 2.0 Startup Weekend in November 2011.

Congratulations to both Diane and Sarah for being this week’s movers and shakers!