A few hours of the Women’s Day, we return to the controversy that erupted several months ago about the lack women (and people from diverse backgrounds) in start-ups in Silicon Valley (and elsewhere). In the technology sector, the majority of positions were so far mostly occupied by young white men. The orientation during studies certainly plays a key role, and some initiatives are trying to encourage women to no longer censor, to join these companies. Another argument to convince: the prominence of women leaders, role models, as in this infographic, created by Coupofy
Among the 33 product news on the current role of women in this sector,. learns that only 20% of start-ups in the world were created by women, that Chicago is the city where creative women are the most numerous (30%), Sheryl Sandberg, the No. 2 Facebook would be the woman the most powerful in the industry, the Chinese Zhou Qunfei (head of Lens Technology) have earned the most money, $ 7.5 billion, or only 37 years old Marissa Mayer (Yahoo) was the youngest woman . to become CEO of a top 500 companies in the world
in addition, the infographic highlights several profiles of inspiring women to follow: Stephanie Hannon, 40, is the first woman to lead a presidential digital campaign in the United States, that of Hillary Clinton. Ursula Burns, 57, (CEO of Xerox printers and copiers company) was the first African American to lead a company of the top 500 global. Finally, Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos (health technologies), became the youngest self-made woman billionaire at the age of only 31 years.
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