Women in key positions in the top echelons of companies have become commonplace. More than ever, there has been an increase in the number of women in predominantly male-dominated industries. This trend shows that an increasing number of female employees are now entering the business world. Women have been put in the driver’s seat – as engineers, consultants and increasingly today as CEOs of international technology companies.
The most recent appointment that generated some interest in the technology community was the appointment of Virginia “Ginny” Rometty, the first ever female CEO of IBM, one of the largest technology companies in the world to date. Prior to becoming CEO, Rometty, 54, was IBM’s head of sales and marketing, widely known for her leadership in international business marketing and the company’s global strategy, as well as for her contribution to IBM’s 2010 revenue of more than $99 billion.
Just a few weeks ago, Hewlett-Packard Co. became CEO of Meg Whitman. In October, mylan Pharmaceuticals’ choice of Heather Bresch as CEO set a new record for Fortune 500 female CEOs: 18 women took leadership positions at the companies.
In an interview with The Grindstone, an online publication focused on women, Laura Jeses, CEO of online synchronization, file sharing and backup provider SugarSync, said that gender is a ‘neutral factor’ in a male-dominated business environment. .
Just as the implementation of business strategies and policy strategies presents great opportunities for his company, Theses has developed empowerment strategies, consciously advancing in higher education, leveraging leadership opportunities and gaining as much experience as possible in the field.
In this case, the “gender diversity” between men and women in the workplace as a whole remains high, while women continue to struggle for mentors and equal pay. Watermark CEO Marilyn Nagel said there are few women leaders in the technology industry, mainly because technology companies don’t want to structure the portfolio of female leaders. As a result, few women rise through the ranks as quickly as men, proving that they control the corridors of corporate power.
Citing expert advice, USA Today notes that when it comes to managing a business, there is a tendency to recruit employees who follow a certain ‘sanctioned behavior’, which often leads to ‘aggressive, detached behavior and direct behavior’ that is usually male showing, which means a chance to climb the ranks. Women also tend to “avoid risk” than most men. This innate female trait can be useful in decision-making processes related to cost reduction, debt reduction and money savings.
As decisions to send women to giant technology companies are attracting more and more attention, the size of the sample of female CEOs may not be sufficient to draw conclusions, and gender-based performance can also be difficult. The Chicago Sun Times may have made it clear that good business leadership can be about people and has little or no sex.