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.