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Marissa Mayer encouraging women to get into tech.

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    Marissa Mayer is one of the most powerful and influential women in America. She is currently CEO of of Yahoo! and heading up the acquisition of Tumblr. She has been actively encouraging women to get into the tech industry which has been predominately a man's domain. Recently she said:

    "There's just huge growth and opportunity. [T]he fact that the technology is now so tangible in our everyday lives, I think, will inspire a lot more women to go into technology -- and I'm really heartened by that."

    And she is right. Technology is not longer just a "nerd" thing. It's everywhere and everyone is using it all the time. How influential and inspiring will Mayer be to the young women today? I personally think she is a far better role model than any movie celebrity could be.