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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, while women account for 47% of the total U.S. workforce, they still severely underrepresented in the stems of the industry. Only 39% of chemists and scientific subjects are women, 16% of the chemical engineers and only 12% of civil engineers. According to Auntie Consultancy Services, women represent only 24% of the active population in the area of the stem. Even in Silicon Valley, famous for male behavior at work, women are approaching not corresponding to their male counterparts in terms of numbers. On Google, for example, women represent only 30% of the overall strength of the company. On Facebook, it’s a little better at 32%.

There are several reasons given for the gap between the sexes in the stem, but one of the main engines seems to be the perception that he is not ‘thing’ only female. This is due to the absence of advertising authors about the achievements of women in the sector, but women are always high in the morning in most large technology companies, which should have the effect of channeling of the extraordinary leadership in moving forward.

Susan Wojcicki, Chief Executive Officer of YouTube

As a Google employee, Susan Wojcicki became the first giant of the Technology Marketing Manager in 1999 and  in February 2014, Wojcicki became Google CEO belongs to YouTube, biggest video platforms in the world and last year she has been described as the most powerful woman in ‘Internet Time’. Wojcicki is a testament to the idea that a woman can have children and a career where she has five children. She maintains that it makes better at her work, arguing that, “two things that happened in my life for me; a better MOM at the end of the day and I think it’s for me a perspective that really matters in the workplace, too.”

A large part of her ability to balance both of them can be put into the work culture Google favorable to women, which offers pregnant women with special parking spaces and all employees on parental leave of 18 weeks. Other companies certainly should strive to emulate.

Lucy Peng, General Manager of financial services Ant, Alibaba Group

Lucy Peng was appointed as Chief Executive Officer Alibaba small and micro finance services group in 2013. It has since become known as the financial services company, Ant which is now estimated to be worth somewhere in the region of $35 to $ 40 billion and is expected soon to launch its IPO.

The name of Peng even floats in the Chinese press as CEO of Alibaba.

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!

Marissa Mayer in Yahoo! property actually did not come in a bed of roses. Mayer made all the right moves when she came, invested a lot in mobile because it sought to switch the brand of desktop computer, bought shares in some of the other sites like Tumbler and changed a culture that now focused a lot more outward.

According to MSCI, analysis of stocks of the company, Mayer has taken $78 m since she was named as Chief Executive in 2012 and if she leaves, she will go somewhere in the park for $60 million.

Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard Company

With estimated total assets of 1.98 billion, CEO and Chairman of the Hewlett-Packard Company, a new company created to split historic Hewlett by half in November 2015, Whitman is one of the women leaders in technology. She is the only woman who led two of our major public companies: eBay and Hewlett-Packard and first female head of the companies on the Internet. During her ten years at eBay, the online auction platform, she raised the market assessment of $7.7 billion in 1998 to a maximum of $57 billion in 2004.

Whitman has also run as a Republican candidate for Governor of California and once considered among the most likely candidate to become the first woman President.

Safra Catz, Co-President of the Oracle

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Safra Catz becomes co-CEO of software giant Oracle in September 2014. It has richly rewarded by stock options last year and the woman Executive in the United States with $56.9 million in compensation, the same male co – CEO Mark Hurd. She was born in Israel, raised in Boston had joined Oracle in 1999.

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg joined the giant of social media in 2008 and became the first woman on the Board of Directors four years later. She also wrote on the lack of women in leadership positions. In the Ted Talk she mentioned that a large part of curbed women are due to their reluctance to take credit for their achievements.

Ladies whatever said and done, success totally depends on what you do and what you achieve. Whether it’s Man or Woman, if you think it’s possible it is possible!!…

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