In recent years, the technology has gained great importance. Names of companies that made technology part of daily life of millions of people are familiar to anybody, whether they know much or little about these companies and how they appeared.
The stories of great founders may sound familiar to us, even if we are not interested in studying them and understanding what makes people who change the world do so.
Maybe, you know how Steve Jobs started, or Mark Zuckerberg …
But what about the ladies? Aren’t there important women in the world of technology and more specifically in big technology companies?
As a woman in a company with a highly technological base and inspired by its founder, a woman, I ask myself if we are rare in this area. And it turns out that not really, not at all. I’ll leave you three interesting examples of women who work in big technology-related companies, who have made a revolution in technology use, but who in some way are not very much recognized.
The name may not sound familiar to you, but this woman has developed a large part of Google tools we all use every day, such as Google Pictures, Google Analytics, AdSense and AdWords (the latter is for advertising in Google). And even the fun Doodles that appear on certain days. Not only that, she advised managers not to create their own video platform, considering the possibility of buying YouTube to integrate it into their services. Now Wojcicki is the CEO of YouTube, the most famous and powerful Internet video platform in the world. She is currently considered one of the most important people on the internet.
Another Google student and the first female genius to enter the Google team when it was still developing. Although she had been criticized for her administrative decisions while at Yahoo, it’s undeniable that a great part of Google tools that we know today was created using Mayer’s algorithms. She is also the developer of applications like Google maps or Gmail. So, whatever happens in her role as CEO, the fact is that Marissa Mayer has been able to change the lives of many people with those two Google services.
She is the director and co-founder of Marvell Technology, a company of computer components related to connectivity. Although you may not have heard of her, just know that if you have ever had a Sony Vaio brand laptop, you were probably using the WiFi technology developed by that company. Also, if you had a first generation iPhone, or if you are currently using a Chromecast to connect your TV to the internet and make use of your Netflix account.
I have decided to speak only about those three women today so as not to extend too much, but what do you think? Would you be interested in finding out more about women who are part of our current technological habits? Maybe, next time I’ll tell you about the woman who created the first programming language.