Four Top Women In Tech
Each year, Forbes compiles lists of top women in the technology industry. This year is no different, with women on the list representing companies like Microsoft and Yahoo alongside biotech and telecommunication companies.
Here are four women from that list that succeed running the show for a company dealing with web hosting in some way, bringing value to your free or cheap hosting provider.
Four Top Women In Tech: Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
Not only does she hold one of the top spots at Facebook, Sandberg was the first woman elected to the company's board. How did she end up at Facebook?
She was Google's vice president of global online sales and operations from 2001 until 2008 – until Zuckerberg lured her away.
Four Top Women In Tech: Safra Catz, Co-President and CFO of Oracle
You might rely on one or many of Oracle's cloud hosting products, such as the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, maybe one of their products tailored to your specific industry, or even one of their database products. Whatever you use for your cheap hosting or cloud hosting website, Safra Catz is one of two of Oracle's presidents.
It wasn't until 2009 Fortune Magazine gave her the number 16 spot on their ‘The 100 Most Powerful Women' list.
Four Top Women In Tech: Susan Wojcicki, Senior Vice President of Google's Product Management and Engineering
Forbes proclaimed Wojcicki “the most powerful woman in advertising,” and with the rise of Google's advertising and marketing products, they're right. I'm sure you rely on at least one of Google's advertising products for your own cheap hosting website! The magazine also ranked her as the 30th most powerful woman in the world.
Wojcicki was responsible for AdSense, AdWords, Analytics, and DoubleClick for the tech giant, bringing in $43.5 billion of revenue in 2012.
Four Top Women In Tech: Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo
Upon being named President and CEO of Yahoo in July of 2012, she got to work cleaning house: she redesigned Flickr (for better or worse, it depends on who you talk to), and acquired Tumblr. In fact, she's responsible for the acquisition of 20 separate startups since becoming CEO .
Her efforts aren't yet showing any results (Yahoo's revenue report released in July of this year show revenue losses), but she is hard at work to turn this around with new mobile apps, attempting to turn this brand around.
Four Top Women In Tech: In Conclusion
The tech world isn't just for men anymore. Women are working their way to the top of these companies, all huge names in the industry, and some are even starting their own (eg Scalix and Pixel Qi).
But just because women are rising doesn't mean the battle has been won. If you want an example, just head to Marissa Mayer's Flickr gallery and check out the comments. Laced with profanity, people feel the need to point out her weaknesses based on their own personal opinions and nothing more. And it happens for other top women in the industry as well.
All women can do: keep up the hard work, and demonstrate to the women of the future that perseverance is key to swinging that door of gender equality wide open.