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These Women Are the ‘Hidden Figures’ of Tech—Here’s Why You Should Know Their Names

Silicon Valley, the world’s high-tech hub south of San Francisco, has long been a welcome arena for ambitious men. But there is another, lesser known Silicon Valley story: the extraordinary women who have worked largely behind the scenes to finance and build some of the most important companies of our day. These women, the hidden figures of tech, invested in and built companies that automated how businesses interact with customers. They helped make the Internet safer and faster. They were among the earliest e-commerce engineers and evangelists, and ushered in major social media companies. They are engineers, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists. They are Magdalena Yesil, MJ Elmore, Sonja Perkins and Theresia Gouw, to name a few of the female stars of Silicon Valley. Read More…

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