Beyond Marissa Mayer - Top women in tech

With ex-Google honcho Marissa Mayer taking the reins of Yahoo last week, she joins other prominent women in leadership roles at some of the tech industry's largest companies


Marissa Mayer being appointed president and CEO of Yahoo last week marks another woman being named to a prominent position in a leading technology company. HP, IBM and Canonical already have female CEOs, while women hold senior leadership positions at organisations such as Facebook, Cisco and Oracle. Still though, a study by Harvey Nash recently found that fewer than 10% of tech CEOs are women, which is actually an improvement upon the 4% of Fortune 1000 CEOs that are female.