Sheryl Sandberg called upon women to take charge in her book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, which was the most searched title in 2013. The Facebook COO deserved many accolades for the publication and was named one of Time magazine's most influential people.
Another powerful woman in tech, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, also made waves for striking a sultry pose in Vogue. We applauded Marissa's ownership of her own femininity, but others were not so pleased.
This year also marked two notable female firsts at major tech players. Apple appointed its first-ever female executive, Angela Ahrendts, to a newly created position, senior VP of retail, and Twitter finally appointed a woman to its board of directors.
The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles also introduced a new video-game designer patch, which requires scouts to program their own games. Many all-female coding camps are also hoping to change the abysmal female-to-male ratio in computer science.