Women In Tech: Why Is There No Female Steve Jobs?

Virginia Rometty IBM CEO
Virginia Rometty IBM CEO

When technology behemoth IBM named Virginia "Ginni" Rometty, 54, its new CEO, it was hailed as a landmark for women in tech, an industry notorious for its Gorilla Glass ceiling. Starting out at as a 24-year-old systems engineer, Rometty now joins Meg Whitman (CEO of Hewlett-Packard) and Ursula Burns (CEO of Xerox) to complete a female Fortune 500 holy tech trinity.

More women than ever before are taking names in tech. There's Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg; Google's Marissa Mayer and Susan Wojcicki; HTC's founder Cher Wang; Oracle's President Safra Catz; Flickr founder Caterina Fake; Twitter's VP Katie Stanton; Carol Bartz, the former CEO of Yahoo!; and rising stars like Ory Okolloh, co-creator of Kenyan startups Mzalendo and Ushahidi, and LOLapps' co-founder Annie Chang.