We need more women in telecom/tech*. The industry took a step closer today when Marissa Mayer, VP of Google, became CEO of Yahoo! She joins Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co.; Virginia Rometty, CEO of IBM; Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook; and Larissa Herda, CEO of tw telecom.
A search found not many female tech CEO's. According to this article, "Safra Catz has been one of Oracle's presidents since 2004 and started her second stint as CFO this year. Sheryl Sandberg is COO of Facebook after being a VP at Google. Linda Sanford is a Senior VP at IBM for enterprise computing. Weili Dai is co-founder and VP of Marvell Technology Group."
There is a big crop of women entrepreneurs in tech (some are here) that are in their 20's and in ten years are going to be kicking some serious butt. I hope I am around to see it.
Good luck to Marissa Mayer!
*(And in politics but that's a different rant.)