Where Are All the Techie Ladies?

As you probably know by now, there was a high-profile female firing this week. Nicholas Thompson at The New Yorker says Carol Bartz lost her Yahoo leadership fair and square, but adds a a wickedly smart sentence about how women are faring in high tech:


Carol Bartz of Yahoo was fired on Tuesday, which means there are now officially no female C.E.O.s of major technology companies. The number of male A-listers in Silicon Valley who attended Montessori schools (Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia, and Jeff Bezos of Amazon) is four times higher than the total number of female A-listers (Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook).

That's good news for the boys in our local public Montessori school, but less well for women in the workplace.

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