I was excited to see the news today of the selection of Virginia Rometty to CEO of IBM. The breaking of IBM’s glass ceiling is notable, particularly coming on the heels of Meg Whitman’s appointment. While the number of women CEO’s in the fortune 500 is still ridiculously low (16) it’s interesting that 3 are in the tech field – including Ursula Burns of Xerox. These are visible, powerful, and important positions
I believe tech is a great field for women. While there may be fewer women employees (due to the low number of female engineers) I think the rapid pace of change gives women a chance to shine.
The more examples of women leaders in tech the more our unrecognized biases can start to change.