According to Google+ Social Statics, women make up 12.4 percent of users on the new social networking site. Need help finding them? Here's our list of 20 women in technology you should follow on Google+.
Marissa Mayer is one of the most respected and recognizable people in the tech industry. She was plucked right out of Stanford University to become Google's 20th employee. Her Google+ page is a mix of personal posts and observations that makes her even more likable.
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer
Sheryl Sandberg is the genius that turned Facebook into a profitable company. She was at Google serving as their vice president for global online sales and operations when Mark Zuckerberg offered her the position of chief operating officer. She also serves on the board of directors at Disney and Starbucks. Her Google+ profile may be sparse, but she posts about Facebook occasionally.
Melissa Daniels, Google+ Hangouts community manager
Melissa Daniels is a community manager for Google+ Hangouts. Her profile has news and updates, but most importantly, cat videos. She has a Circle called "Crazy Cat People" and we want in!
Gina Trapani, ThinkUp lead developer and Lifehacker founding editor
Gina Trapani is the founding editor of productivity blog Lifehacker. Currently a lead developer at ThinkUp, a social media insights engine, she can brag that the White House uses her software. Her Google+ profile is full of fun shares, including photos of food.
Mina Radhakrishnan, Uber product manager
Mina Radhakrishnan's Google+ page is a mix of photos, personal posts and tech talk. She's a product manager at high-tech car service Uber and has some very cool photos of murals in San Francisco.
Danese Cooper, Wikimedia Foundation's chief technology officer
Danese Cooper is Wikimedia Foundation's chief technology officer. She's a self-proclaimed "open source diva." Although, she's leaving Wikimedia at the end of July, we're hopeful that she'll remain active in her advocacy for the open source community. Her Google+ page is currently sparse, but we want to keep up to date on her whereabouts.
Veronica Belmont, "Tekzilla" video host
Veronica Belmont is one of the most beloved female geeks online. She's the co-host of Revision3's popular show "Tekzilla." Also a writer and a podcaster, her love for technology is apparent on her Google+ profile.
Rebekah Cox, Quora lead designer
Rebekah Cox is a product designer at Quora, the social question-and-answer site. Before that, she was a product design lead at Facebook. Her Google+ page is basically a lead-in to her Quora page, which is absolutely engaging. She tells the tale of how she was initially recruited to Facebook and her interview with Mark Zuckerberg. She also talks about the pros and cons of being a woman in the tech industry.
Xeni Jardin, Boing Boing co-founder
Tech blog enthusiasts have probably heard of Boing Boing co-founder Xeni Jardin. The snarky blonde is still a co-editor for the site and has also contributed to NPR, Wired and New York Times. Her Google+ page is filled with commentary and news links, but we enjoy the cat gifs the most.
Kelly Ellis, Google+ software engineer
Emily Chang, Ideacodes co-founder
Emily Chang is probably most famous for being the recipient of the first Twitter proposal. In March 2008, Mashable reported that Max Kiesler proposed to the web designer via Twitter. She @replied with "yes, I do!" The married couple founded Ideacodes, a design and strategy consultant firm. Her Google+ page is a mix of tech news and cool photos of San Francisco.
Danah Boyd, Microsoft researcher
Danah Boyd is studying how we interact on social media sites at Microsoft Research. She introduced all of her Google+ followers to BaconAir, a bacon-flavored oxygen inhaler. Is there anything else left to say? Her page also has amusing stories and commentary.
Felicia Day, web series creator and actress
Felicia Day is an actress with a geeky streak. She created "The Guild," a web series about a group of people whose lives revolve around a guild in a massively multi-player online role-playing game. She usually posts updates of her latest projects and events, plus cool things that she has seen online.
Niniane Wang, Minted chief technology officer
Niniane Wang likes to upload pictures of plants and San Francisco. We love her! The chief technology officer of Minted has a fun Google+ profile. She also posts a mix of tech talk and jokes with a good dose of yummy food pics.
Eileen Rivera, TwiT Netcast Network producer
Eileen Rivera is a producer at TwiT Netcast Network, the online video site founded by Leo Laporte. Her Google+ page is updated regularly with photos, news and musings from behind-the-scenes in the tech world.
Shimrit Ben-Yair, Google+ product manager
Sarah Lane, TwiT Netcast Network producer, writer and video host
Sarah Lane is the host of online shows like "Tech News Today," "The Social Hour" and "iPad Today." Her Google+ profile is mostly filled with news items and tech talk, but she occasionally posts personal updates and amusing videos.
Natalie Villalobos, Google+ community manager
If you want to drop a few hints to the Google+ team, drop in to Natalie Villalobos' page. She's the social network's community manager. Her profile is a mix of tips, news and personal photos. Connecting with her is a neat way of bridging the gap between users and developers.
Amber Mac, entrepreneur and video host
Pamela Fox, freelance developer
Pamala Fox is a freelance developer and former Google employee with a passion for coding and cooking. Her Google+ page has tech discussions and updates from her food blog. Beware, you will be hungry after browsing.