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11 quotes about women in tech from women in tech

by Jimmy Nicholls| 01 May 2014

Female executives, scientists and astronauts comment on gender politics in tech.

1. I think women bring a different perspective to computing, they are more thoughtful and less inclined to go straight for technical fixes

- Karen Sparck Jones, British Computer Scientist (BCS)

2. I always tell women to use the fact that we offer a different point of view in a room full of men, to their advantage. Because we often stand out, we gain a unique platform to demonstrate our knowledge and capabilities

- Padmasree Warrior, CTO of Cisco (Blog post)

3. Most of the entrepreneurs in technology companies in Silicon Valley are guys. This phenomenon of very few women entrepreneurs I think is not confined to but particularly prevalent in technology

- Meg Whitman, chief executive of Hewlett-Packardm, below (Makers)

Meg Whitman, chief executive of Hewlett-Packard

4. For whatever reason, I didn't succumb to the stereotype that science wasn't for girls. I got encouragement from my parents. I never ran into a teacher or a counsellor who told me that science was for boys. A lot of my friends did

- Sally Ride, first American woman in space (USA today)

5. I'm not a woman at Google, I'm a geek at Google. If you can find something that you're really passionate about, whether you're a man or a woman comes a lot less into play. Passion is a gender-neutralizing force

- Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo (CNN)

Source: Company Press Release

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