Top female leaders changing the gender bias in the Tech industry
Happy women’s day to all my lovely ladies out there! I, however, believe every day is a women’s day – not because I am one. Mmm… I mean partially. Anyways It’s a day to appreciate the lovely ladies all over the world and also celebrate their achievements.
In the course of time, things have come a long way for women in the last century – Right from voting rights to joining the army or hold an office. Apart from these, one of my favorite segments is ‘tech’ where women presence was too low in fact, it ‘still’ is but not that low. But there are some great ladies who made their leadership positions in the tech sector – owns a 5 percent share. So, here are some of the top female leaders who became the face of change in the tech industry – who are not only trying to change sexism from within but by becoming powerful leaders to conquer the well-known business houses.
Top female leaders in the Tech industry
Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO, HCL Enterprises
Roshni Nadar is the CEO and Executive Director of the HCL Corporation. She is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a unique and diverse community of the world’s most outstanding, next-generation leaders. In 2014, She has conferred the prestigious NDTV Young Philanthropist – Indian of the Year award. She was further felicitated with The World’s Most Innovative People Award by The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WSIE) in 2015.
It didn’t stop there – In 2017, she was conferred with Lewis Institute Community Changemaker Award by Babson College. She’s such an inspiration for every girl who, right now, is dreaming to be at top of the world. Although being at this position is itself a big achievement. The happiness even doubles up when you are featured in The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list. Ya right, Roshni Nadar lived up the moment in 2017 when Forbes compiled and released the list in 2017.
Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube
Most landlords only hope their renters pay on time and keep a tidy and what not. But here comes Susan Wojcicki, one of the top female leaders, who started her journey by renting her garage to Google’s founders in 1998. Of course, It is not the reason behind her success. She was Google’s first marketing manager and now CEO of YouTube. Susan, called “the most important person in advertising” was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in 2015. Later, she was even described as “the most powerful woman on the Internet”.
Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
In June 2012, Sheryl Sandberg became the first woman to serve on Facebook’s board of directors. Moreover, she was amongst Time’s 100 Most Influential People list the same year. Not just the corporate world, She is the author too. Her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, topped bestseller lists and sold more than one million copies. It explores themes like feminism, sexism in the workplace, and the societal/personal barriers to gender equality in the professional world.
There are may more powerful ladies amongst the top female leaders who are proving that gender is no barrier to success despite the fact technology still has a reputation for being a male-dominated field. Their collective work could see more women in tech will continue to rise to power and increase the top female leaders in the industry.
Once again Happy Women’s day to all my dear ladies!