What does it take for a woman to be a leader in technology?

Same thing as a man.
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Question: What does it take for a woman to be a leader in technology?

Esther Dyson: The same thing is in men and it is personality it is ambition, it is dedication all these things and then it can just be tougher for women going for a fold but it is not, the issue in the end as in technology it is management. I have never succeeded in a large corporate infrastructure I wouldn’t so I kind of by passed all that stuff but your name management hierarchy it is still pretty male environment and many places.

Question: How can women compensate for that?

Esther Dyson: Well, I am not really here to give management advise and the fact is most advice is worthless unless it is specific to a particular person in a particular situation. So it is and the advise is no different whether you are talking that in a tech company or a steel company, in a cosmetics company the culture is more female and this probably easier but there is nothing I can say that is unique your special ways of you succeeding in the technology world.

Recorded on: Mar 21 2008