Who Runs Technology

Every week The Secret Lounge holds “Professional Women’s Night Out” event. It is a great success and a great time, women come together to appreciate one another. One of the main topics in today’s world are the most powerful women in technology business and how they have achieved their success. As women, there is always a way to strive to the top, it just takes motivation, pride, and ambition. “Professional Women’s Night Out,” is that event, if you are a woman not worth missing out on.

                  “Career Progression often depends upon taking risks and advocating for oneself- traits that girls are discouraged from exhibiting,” said Sherly Sandberg, COO of Facebook. Sheryl Kara Sandberg is a 44 year old businesswoman. As of August 2013, she was appointed to the chief operating officer of Facebook. In June 2012, she was also elected to the board of directors by the existing board members, and becoming the first woman to serve on Facebook’s board. Before Facebook, Sandberg was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, and was involved in launching Google’s philanthropic arm Google.org. Before Google, Sandberg served as chief of staff for the United States Secretary of the Treasury.

                  Marissa Ann Mayer is a 38 year old President and CEO of Yahoo!. Previously, she was a long-time executive and key spokesperson for Google. “I was Google’s first woman engineer,” said Marissa Mayer, do we need to say anymore?

                  And last but not least, Ms. Renée J. James, 49 years old has been the President of Intel Corporation since May 16, 2013. Ms. James served as an Executive Vice President and General Manager of Software & Services Group of Intel Corporation from 2005 to May 16, 2013. She served as the Head of Software Business of Intel Corporation. Ms. James served as Senior Vice President of Intel Corporation from January 2010 to November 2012 and its Vice President from December 1, 2005 to January 2010 and as Vice President of the Sales and Marketing Group and General Manager of Microsoft Program Office from December 18, 2003 to 2005 and its Vice President of Developer Programs. She was responsible for all aspects of the relationship between Intel and Microsoft. She served as Chief Operating Officer of Intel Online Solutions, Intel’s internet application hosting business from 1998 to 2000.

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