Web Exclusive: Women making headway in technology world

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(CNN) - Big changes in the technology world. A growing number of women are getting hired. In the past year, the tech industry brought on 60-thousand new workers and 36,000 are women. 
That's about 60%. It's a huge shift. 

In the past, men have traditionally made up 70% to 80% of new hires. These women join Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Ginny Rometty, CEO of IBM, and Meg Whitman, the head of HP.

But is it a trend? Analysts say it's too soon to tell. But the tides have been turning, largely because of those notable hires, most recently, Marissa Mayer. Those executives are raising awareness about the lack of women in tech and many companies are working to bring in more diversity. But there's still work to be done. After all, men still make up the bulk of the workforce in the technology sector, about 2/3 of all employees. 

We don't know exactly what type of jobs these female new hires are getting administrative, or engineering.


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