The geek mystique: 10 leading women in tech

These leaders didn't just rely on business acumen to climb the corporate ranks -- they also have serious tech chops

Men continue to dominate the IT field. In 2011, women made up 57 percent of the country's professional workforce but held just 25 percent of professional computing jobs, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor. Though the glass ceiling still exists, the business IT industry continues to witness positive change as rising stars join the ranks of prominent female IT pioneers. In this slideshow, we present 10 standout women who've made their mark in the business IT field by leveraging not just a shiny business degree, but deep technological expertise in areas like app dev, storage, mobile, and engineering.

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