This is a re-post from SF Gate’s blog “The Tech Chronicles.”
Some of the biggest names in Bay Area technology are led by women.
We’re not just looking at Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, who regularly make headlines. We are talking about them (of course) as well as leaders at Oracle, Sunrun, Google, and more. These women have founded and led companies that are changing the ways we interact with technology.
There’s room for more women in technology, which remains a male-dominated field. In 2013, 26 percent of the computing workforce was made up of women, according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology. Eighteen percent of 2012 computer and information science degree recipients were women. Compare that to 1985, when 37 percent of such degree recipients were women, according to NCWIT.
Young women considering this field may find some powerful role models in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are 21 female leaders in Bay Area tech.
UPDATE: The above list has been updated to include Lila Tretikov, incoming executive director of Wikimedia Foundation.
Click the link to see the slideshow: 21 most powerful women in Bay Area tech