The tech industry has long been dominated by men, but over the past few decades, women leaders have broken through the glass ceiling to make their mark. These women have paved the way for others and inspired a new generation of women to pursue careers in tech. Here are just a few of the women who’ve made it to the top in the tech industry:
Ginni Rometty – Former CEO of IBM
Ginni Rometty joined IBM in 1981 and became the company’s first female CEO in 2012. During her tenure, she led the company through a major transformation, shifting IBM’s focus to cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
Susan Wojcicki – CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki has been the CEO of YouTube since 2014. She played a pivotal role in the early days of Google, where she was instrumental in the acquisition of YouTube in 2006.
Sheryl Sandberg – COO of Facebook
Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook and the author of the best-selling book “Lean In.” She has been instrumental in the growth of Facebook, and is known for her advocacy for women in the workplace.
Safra Catz – CEO of Oracle
Safra Catz has been the CEO of Oracle since 2014. She is one of the most powerful women in tech, and has been a key figure in Oracle’s growth and expansion.
Megan Smith – Former CTO of the United States
Megan Smith served as the CTO of the United States during the Obama administration. She was the first woman to hold the position and was responsible for advising the President on technology policy.
Shikha Bhatnagar, HR Director at Noventiq
With 12+ years of successful experience in India & UK with a commitment to enabling organisations “Excellent Place to Work”. Managing People Strategy, Process Excellence, Organization Development, and Strategic Emergency Response Programs. She ensures that the company is developing and sustaining culture through innovative and purposeful interventions and practices that attract and inspire great talent who are passionate and enthusiastic about achieving the organization’s mission in diverse industries such as NGO, IT solutions, products and services in startups and MNCs.
Ursula Burns – Former CEO of Xerox
Ursula Burns became the first black female CEO of a Fortune 500 company when she took the helm at Xerox in 2009. During her tenure, she oversaw the company’s transformation into a digital services company.
Marissa Mayer – Former CEO of Yahoo
Marissa Mayer was the CEO of Yahoo from 2012 to 2017. Prior to that, she was a key executive at Google, where she played a major role in the development of Google Maps and Google Earth.
These women leaders have made significant contributions to the tech industry, and have shattered stereotypes and broken down barriers for women in the field. Their success serves as an inspiration to young women who dream of pursuing careers in tech, and their achievements are a testament to the fact that gender is no barrier to success in this dynamic and innovative field.