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August 24, 2012

Women Power in Technology : 2012 Forbes Top 10 List

The latest list from Forbes of the 100 most powerful women on the planet suggests that the technology industry is leading the way in promoting sexual equality, contributing 15 per cent of the spots overall and a quarter of the top 20 positions.

The technology industry contributed more names to the list (see below) than any other business sector, and includes the heads of some of the biggest firms in the hardware, software, and services sectors. Google was the only company to have two women on the list

The top tech position at number four goes to Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the charitable foundation that bears her and Bill's name. 

The corporate world is well represented overall, with Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg (10), Virginia Rometty, CEO of IBM (15), Xerox's boss Ursula Burns (17), and Meg Whitman, failed political candidate and HP's latest CEO (18). Yahoo's new leader Marissa Meyer (21) just missed the top 20, while Oracle co-president Safra Catz got a very poor position (48), possibly reflecting Larry's tight grip on his outfit

"The 100 Women Who Run The World" include, in Forbes's view:
Melinda Gates from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
10 Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer at Facebook
15 Virginia Rometty, IBM President and CEO
17 Ursula Burns, Xerox Chair and CEO
18 Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard CEO
21 Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO
25 Susan Wojcicki, Google senior vice president
48 Safra Catz, Oracle chief financial officer
56 Cher Wang, Co-founder and chairwoman of HTC
58 Padmasree Warrior, Cisco chief technology officer
70 Sue Gardner, Wikimedia Foundation

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