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In Advance of Ada Lovelace Day

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 15, 2009  |  2 Comments

image I signed the pledge to blog about an unsung woman in tech on March 24. Thanks to Thomas Otter for pointing it out. News about Yahoo naming Carol Bartz as CEO yesterday is worth commenting on in advance of that, however.

It is not really noteworthy that Yahoo selected a capable woman as CEO to replace Jerry Yang. CEOs who are women are hardly new anymore. What piqued my attention was that the other leading candidate (Susan Decker, currently president) was also a woman. Real progress will be evident when nothing to do with gender and high profile appointments, or low profile ones, is notable. We aren’t there yet, but this is encouraging.

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Jeffrey Mann
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14 years at Gartner
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Jeffrey Mann is a research vice president for collaboration and social software at Gartner Research. Mr. Mann focuses on social software, team workspaces, the collaboration market and knowledge management. Read Full Bio

Thoughts on In Advance of Ada Lovelace Day

  1. Thomas Otter says:

    Yes, but can you name another Silicon Valley listed company CEO?

  2. […] few weeks ago, I blogged about signing a pledge to blog about a woman in technology I admire on March 24, 2009, aka Ada […]

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