Following the recent Startup Weekend Women’s Edition, we’ve listed 10 successful women in tech that display a strong sense of business acumen and foresight. We hope these female trailblazers serve as an inspiration for all the aspiring female entrepreneurs in Cambodia!
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook became the first woman to join the board of the social network giant in 2007. Having worked at Google previously, Sheryl has been supporting Facebook’s increasing growth. As a member of the Women for Women International board, she is also a strong advocate of addressing the gender gap in the tech industry.
Susan Wojcicki, Youtube CEO
Susan has been a part of the Google team since its early days – when Larry Page and Sergey Brin set up their first office in her garage. She became the marketing manager in 1999 and urged her bosses at Google to purchase Youtube. Having joined Youtube in 2014, the video sharing platform is now estimated at $70 billion.
Angela Ahrendts, Apple Senior Vice President for Retail
As the former Burberry CEO, Angela is the only woman on Apple’s executive board. Apart from being credited for saving the sinking British fashion house, Angela is also responsible for driving sales both online and offline at Apple’s 478 high-earning stores.
Weilin Dai, Co-founder of Marvell Technology Group, Limited (MRVL)
As the only female founder of a semiconductor company, Dai has won numerous awards like the Gold Stevie Award to Woman and Entrepreneur of the Year. Marvell has operations worldwide and has more than 7,000 employees in countries such as China, Europe, Singapore, Japan and Israel.
Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO
Meg Whitman now heads $52 million in sales for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which sells servers, software and more. Prior to being a Hasbro and Walt Disney executive, Meg is widely known for driving eBay’s revenue up to $8 million in 2008, a far cry from the company’s $5.7 million in 1997.
Ginni Rometty, Chairwoman, President and CEO of IBM
After she joined IBM four years ago, Ginni has been credited for accomplishing the huge obstacle of reversing the tech giant’s fortunes. Prior to her arrival at IBM, the company was seeing quarter after quarter of a decrease in revenue. Her investments in data analytics and cloud computing have won customers over and Ginni is now set on refocusing the business.
Safra Catz, Co-CEO of Oracle
As a veteran in Oracle for 17 years, Safra took on the role of co-CEO at Oracle in September 2014. She is known for leading aggressive acquisition strategies, having helped close over 85 acquisitions over the past five years. She now works alongside former HP CEO Mark Hurd. Safra’s current net worth is $510 million.
Female entrepreneurs in Cambodia also have a chance to make their mark. With resources like She Investments and We Create, women entrepreneurs in Cambodia have the opportunity to taking their first step towards their startup journey!