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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Elizabeth Street

10 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN TECH

Mar 26, 2013
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Marissa Mayer
President and CEO of Yahoo

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Sheryl Sandberg
Chief Operating Officer of Facebook

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Sue Gardner
Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation

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Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM

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Katie Jacobs Stanton
Twitter's Head of International Strategy

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Alison Pincus
Cofounder and Chief Partnership Officer of One Kings Lane, a highly-curated e-commerce site specializing in furniture, accessories, gifts, vintage items

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Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
Founder & Chairman of Joyus, a new online shopping site that helps people discover and buy the things they love

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Ruzwana Bashir
Cofounder and CEO of the Peek.com, a travel site

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Leila Janah
Founder and CEO of Samasource, a non-profit social enterprise that gives digital work to impoverished people around the world

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Susan Wojcicki
Senior Vice President of Ads Google

10 Most Powerful Women in Tech

Power has always been a complicated issue for women—mothers in particular, if we need to be more specific. But in the past few years, there’s been a whole lot more talk about women, power, and the whole work-family equation. Should women strive to achieve in the workplace and childrearing and be the perfect wife? Is it even possible? And if so, how can it be done? These seem to be the main questions as of late—and many women have tried to answer them.

In 2011, Mika Brzezinski, the co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe came out with Knowing Your Value, while last year, Anne Marie Slaughter penned a much-talked-about essay for the Atlantic called “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” And just last week for New York magazine, Lisa Miller wrote about feminists choosing to stay at home. Add that to the endless talk about Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg (and her recently-released Lean In) and Yahoo CEO and president Marissa Mayer, and the discussion about women—and power and achievement—seems even bigger.

And while there’s not one universal answer for everyone, it seems like the most powerful women in technology are choosing forge ahead and not hold back. And we hope this never stops. Click through the slideshow to see our favorite women in the tech industry. We tried to find a wide range of successful women breaking boundaries in a predominantly male industry. Whether they’re up-and-comers or successful career women who already made names for themselves, each of them are shaping our world. Here’s to leaning in.