It’s July 29 and I’m 29! It’s my birthday! So I decided why not start my blog here and now I was thinking about what I have been able to make happen this past year, how much of an impact I have made on the design world. Then I realized it wasn’t just design, it was technology and business, and I wasn’t alone. It is women everywhere making a difference in today’s world. So I decided that I wanted to share some of these amazing women of the world with you guys. Here are 10 brilliant women who are doing fantastic things within their companies:
Sheryl Sandberg - Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Inc. and founder of Leanin.org or Lean In Foundation. In June 2012, she was elected to the board of directors becoming the first woman to serve on Facebook’s board!
Susan Wojcicki - CEO of YouTube, she originally studied history and literature at Harvard University. Once graduated planned on a career in academia but her plans changed when she discovered technology. She became Google’s first marketing manager in 1999.
Virginia “Ginni” Rometty - Current chairwoman, President, and CEO of IBM (International Business Machines). She has been named to Fortune’s magazine's “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” for 10 consecutive years. Not only that but she ranked #1 in 2012, 2013, and 2014!
Meg Whitman - Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Chairwoman of HP Inc. In 2014 Whitman was named 20th in Forbes List of the 100 most Powerful women in the world.
Marissa Mayer - Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo! She is a business executive and computer scientist. Mayer is also a Stanford Graduate. Before Yahoo!, she joined Google as employee number 20 and was the company's first female engineer!
Safra Catz - Chief Executive of Oracle, is a 2016 Powerful Women, #20! She has been an executive at Oracle Corporation since April 1999 and a board member since 2001!
Angela Ahrendts - She is an American businesswoman and the senior vice president of retail and online stores at Apple Inc. She was the CEO of Burberry from 2006 to 2014, when she left Burberry for Apple.
Ursula Burns - CEO of Xerox, she is the first black-American woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 company. She has helped to transform Xerox to the world’s most diversified business services.
Ruth Porat - Current CEO of Alphabet and an American financial executive. She has her bachelor of arts degree in Economics and International Relations from Stanford.
Lucy Peng - Businesswoman, one of the founders of the Chinese e-commerce business group Alibaba Group. She also earned herself a degree in business admiration.
Men don’t know it yet but women aren’t only taking over graphic design, technology, business, but the world! It is a great time to be a women so make a difference and change the world for the better!