At a glance, the IT industry seems dominated by men. But there are some great female role models who have broken through the glass ceiling to use their business smarts to influence the tech world.
Click through to see the women who are shaping and shifting the IT industry...
CEO of Ariadne Capital
Previous tech occupations:
Founder - First Tuesday
Consultant - 3Com
Consultant - Hewlett Packard
After arriving in London in 1998, Meyer helped to set up a networking group for tech start ups: the now much revered First Tuesday. The scheme has gone on to help fund successful online brands such as ClickMango.com, Firebox.com and Moveover.com.
Off the back of First Tuesday, her influence now extends beyond technology into the wider business world. Entrepreneur Country, party of her investment firm Ariadne Capital, makes start-ups discoverable by corporate who seek to build new digital revenues, acquire digital start-ups and enhance their strategy. In 2009 she massively elevated her public profile by becoming a 'digital dragon' on the online version of the BBC's Dragon's Den.