Women in Technology
But what sorts of jobs are these women filling?
It is no surprise then that four of the major global consumer tech businesses – Facebook, Groupon, Zynga and Twitter – have more female customers than male. However, each suffers from a lack of female representation at board level, and this is true throughout the business world.
By Wendy Tan White (Founder & CEO, Moonfruit)
A recent poll from The Telegraph found that while almost a fifth of young women would like to run their own business, just 3% wanted to become a CEO of a company.
I bring a different perspective as a female, and my ability to inject a refreshing dose of estrogen to an otherwise testosterone-heavy workplace is usually welcomed.
By Audrey Melnik (Founder & Developer, WotWentWrong)
I’m a huge fan of the TV show Mad Men. What originally attracted me to it was its irreverence and how effectively it demonstrates what the workplace was like fifty years ago. Racism, sexism, smoking, more smoking and drinking while pregnant – all these practices are taboo today, and it’s really interesting to see where
By being examples of tech savvy women who are generous with their talents and relentlessly hard working, we’re setting the stage for women who will come after us, building a legacy of real impact.
By Audrey Tan (Founder, Waggit)
Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg have recently made headlines for their high profile jobs at top tech companies in America. But I hope you agree these women aren’t in these positions just because they’re women. They have proven track records and have reputations for delivering results. Their influence fuels communities
Women represent nearly every level of leadership at Salesforce, from business to technical roles, inspiring others to strive towards that goal.
By Courtney Mayeda (MBA, UCLA Anderson)
Upon entering the expansive One Spear Street, we were greeted by the many smiling faces of Salesforce’s Women in Technology group, sporting their nifty red t-shirts. The space offered not only drinks and delicious food, but also the opportunity to experience demos of the expansive Salesforce product offerings.
Facebook leaders Sheryl Sandberg and Jocelyn Goldfein share advice.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
The most influential woman in tech right now, Sheryl Sandberg, outlined some clues for younger women searching for a career or job in today’s economy.
In a post to Quora last week, she gave three pieces of advice for younger women and made an appeal for women
I seek to widen the pool of female heroes in tech. They might not have a huge PR machine behind them, but these women have truly made their mark on the professional landscape in Silicon Valley.
By Marilyn Nagel (CEO, Watermark)
If you Google “women in tech,” it’s likely that the same 5-10 women will pop up in your search results. These hyper-visible women (Sheryl Sandberg, Marissa Mayer, Susan Wojcicki, to name a few) have become the poster girls of women leaders in Silicon Valley. They’re great at what they do, and they certainly act as role models for women interested in breaking into tech.
While creating a group of superstars serves its purpose, I fear that seeing the same faces repeatedly gives the impression that they’re the only women succeeding in Silicon Valley, when in reality, exceptional women leaders are