3 Top Women in Tech
Many of the top positions at IT companies are held by males. There are, however, some women changing the face of the industry with high-level spots at leading, globally-recognized businesses . Learn about these top three and what they are doing in the ever-evolving business of technology below:
Virginia "Ginni" Rometty
This CEO, president and chairwoman is the first woman to ever lead IBM. She began her career in information technology at IBM in 1981 and has been a vital part of the integration of the company and PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, the largest merger in the professional services industry. She has a Bachelors of Science degree from Northwestern University where she serves on their Council on foreign Relations and Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the Board of Overseers and board of Managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
This Wausau Wisconsin native has been the CEO of Yahoo since 2012. Before Yahoo, Mayer worked for Google. She was the twentieth employee and first female engineer. She worked on product development for 13 years there before accepting the CEO offer from Yahoo. Mayer was the fifth CEO in five years and many expect Yahoo to continue being plagued by layoffs, slowed ad revenue and declining stock prices. Since taking over the company, Yahoo has acquired Tumblr, the well-known blogging platform, for $1.1 billion in a move to stay relevant. She holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Arts and Science from Stanford University.
Meg Whitman grew up in Long Island and went on to hold several top positions in the tech world. She is currently the CEO of Hewlett Packard and was previously the CEO of eBay for 10 years. She has also worked at Bain and Company, Disney, Hasbro, Stride Rite and FTD. In 2008, Whitman was an advisor to John McCain during his presidential run. In 2010 she ran for Governor of California. After she lost the election to former governor Jerry Brown, she moved on to her position at Hewlett Packard. Whitman has a Bachelors degree in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard.
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