Forbes released their most powerful women list for 2012. The annual list of the most powerful women is always interesting. However, I was intrigued by the powerful women in tech on the Forbes list. Surprisingly you do not hear a lot about women in tech too often. Don’t get mad at me for saying this, it is just my opinion…
It was nice to read about the powerful women in tech and see their diverse backgrounds. In the article “Where Are The Women In Tech? On The Forbes Most Powerful Women List”, Forbes Staff Writer, Meghan Casserly, does a great job in bringing out how there seems to be concerted effort to bring more spotlight on successful women leaders by journalists these days.
The age old question, “Can women have it all: work, family and career?” always seems to come into play when discussing women leaders. There is no exception in technology.
I think that everyone should learn more about these amazing female leaders, both men and women. What these outstanding leaders have accomplished in a male dominated industry is amazing. I knew some of them before reading the article. I am glad to have them all listed in one place, with a great brief bio on each one of them that wants to make you learn more.
One thing that I admired about all of the tech women on the power list is that they all had a great personal style. This was surprising because you do not think of style and flair when you think of someone that is say a “Geek”. Sorry, but I have several friends that are “geeks” and they do not care about fashion or style, since technology is their focus.
Women on the Power List that are in the Technology Sector include:
- Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo
- Meg Whitman, President and CEO of Hewlett Packard
- Sheryl Sandberg—COO of Facebook
- Ginny Rometty, CEO of IBM
- Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox
- Weili Dai, co-founder of Marvell Technology, American semiconductor company
- Cher Wang, co-founder of HTC, smartphone manufacturer
- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, founder of Biocon
- Susan Wojcicki, SVP of Advertising, Google (most Senior female executive at Google)
Personally, I feel so inspired after reading the article. I encourage you to read the article for yourself.
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Where Are The Women In Tech? On The Forbes Most Powerful Women List - Forbes.com - Meghan Casserly