7 Insights From the Wealthiest Women in Technology



Though this summer it seems like we have been bombarded by reports about the minority of women in Silicon Valley and the tech industry as a whole, it is great to see some success stories. Business Insider just compiled a list of the 11 richest women in technology. They are superstars to say the least. We found some great takeaways from a few of these women who have forged a path to success.

1. Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!

VentureBeat estimates Mayer’s net worth at $300 million.

“You can be good at technology and love fashion and art. You can be good at technology and be sporty. You can be good at technology and being a mom. You can wear ruffles!”

2. Anglea Ahrendts, SVP of Retail and Online Stores, Apple

Her salary is estimated to be between $2 and $3 million.

“I am not in favour of quotas. Just put the best person into the job. It is not about gender; it is about experience, leadership and vision.”

3. Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube

Estimated fortune of $10 million.

“Even though it was a start-up with fewer than 20 people, and I was pregnant with my first child, the best decision I’ve ever made was to join Google in 1999. Worst decision? Deciding to get a puppy and a bunny right when the baby came.”

4. Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox

Her total compensation last year was over $7.5 million, according to the SEC

“Impatience is a virtue.”

5. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

Net worth of $1 billion.

“I tell people in their careers, ‘Look for growth. Look for the teams that are growing quickly. Look for the companies that are doing well. Look for a place where you feel that you can have a lot of impact.’”

6. Ginni Rometty, Chairman and CEO of IBM

In 2012 her total compensation was $16.1 million

“Clients say, ‘What’s your strategy,’ and I say, ‘Ask me what I believe first.’ That’s a far more enduring answer.”

7. Meg Whitman, Chairman, President, & CEO of Hewlett-Packard

Reportedly worth $1.9 billion

“Because if you don’t have a great workforce, a great higher education system, you’re not going to have the next eBay, the next AmGen, the next, you know, Miasole, and not only California but America is going to fall behind a whole new competitive context which is obviously China, India, and other countries.”

This piece was written by Meredith Lepore and is republished by permission.

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