Swisher told the story of a minor stroke she suffered last year. “After I had it, people came up to me and asked if I was finally going to slow down a little bit,” she said. “And that felt sexist. I can’t imagine anyone would have said that to a man.”

By Carly Schwartz (Writer, Huffington Post)

“I’m not going to give a whiny speech about how few women there are in tech,” Kara Swisher, legendary technology journalist and founder of tech news website All Things D, said during her keynote address at the Anita Borg Women of Vision awards ceremony.

Swisher would have been justified in whining. Women have been flagrantly underrepresented in technology fields since the Internet first changed the way we interact with the world nearly two decades ago.

Only 8% of venture-backed startups have female leaders, and few women sit on the boards of Web 2.0’s most prominent companies (Facebook’s, for example, consists solely of white men).

But the crowd at the Anita Borg dinner provided a stark contrast to such statistics.

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