Most powerful women in tech
Women are quite literally breaking through the glass ceiling that once stood in their way and are standing alongside their male peers to deliver incredible results within the tech world. Not only does their presence shatter the concept that technology-related career paths are only open to men, it gives the tech sector a far more approachable and down-to-earth touch showing how technology is not only about super intelligent male coders, testosterone-fuelled board meetings and violent video games, which (dare we say) are often thought to be more male-orientated.
It also encourages those who maybe aren’t so tech-savvy to take note – after all, there’s some pretty epic female empowerment and, often dominance, going on here.
One such example of a woman who is pushing through all barriers when it comes to gender roles and proving that chicas and computers really mix is Sheryl Sandberg. As the COO of Facebook and Forbes’ most powerful woman in technology, she’s a stand-out figure within the industry renowned for her hard graft and personal fortune of $1.4 billion.
She’s a top executive at the world’s fifth most powerful brand but also a voice for female empowerment in the workplace and shared responsibilities at home. Sandberg is living proof that women can succeed within the technology sector, having helped boost revenues at Facebook 66-fold since becoming COO in 2008.
What’s more, the good news is Sandberg is just one of many women taking key roles within top technology companies standing proud alongside the likes of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and HP CEO Meg Whitman.