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Technology, feminism and executive leadership

Technology helps connect and empower women, though all is not rosy

While statistics clearly show that women do not have equal representation in positions of power at the largest companies (less than one third of general counsel at Fortune 500 companies are women), there are many prominent female executives in the technology space. From Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, women are making headway in hi-tech corporations. So, what is the role of technology in modern feminism?

CNN digital correspondent Kelly Wallace examined this issue after taking part in a panel on the intersection of technology and empowerment at this year’s SXSW festival. She pointed to the technology’s ability to connect women and expose social issues as positive forces, but also recognized the dark side of such connectivity. 

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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