The tech industry is fiercely male-dominated. And it makes it really hard for women to rise through the ranks. If you look at any list of leading names in tech, you will notice that women are vastly outnumbered. However, it doesn’t mean the tech world is lacking some brilliant female minds. There are a lot of powerful women who are continuing to prove that women can also have a fundamental role in the technology industry.
Since we don’t want to rank them in order of importance (because they are all amazing as well as the tremendous work they do), they are just presented in a random order of awesomeness!
Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki, Master of Science degree holder, is currently heading up YouTube – one of the most powerful media platforms in the world. You may not know but Susan has been a part of Google team since the very beginning. It actually started out in her garage where Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Susan set up an office. And when Youtube bought Google, she helped to merge these two search engines together and turn it into a powerful search machine that it is today.
Ginni Rommetty, CEO of IBM
Ginni Rommetty basically turned the life of IBM around. Before her taking over the position of CEO, the tech giant was experiencing major declines quarter after quarter. Ginni refocused the company business strategy into investing in data analytics and cloud computing which attracted more customers, and as a result, improved the company’s revenue.