It is 75 minutes before showtime at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, and the Justin Bieber Watch is in full effect. (OMG!) On the fourth-floor pool deck of the hotel that overlooks the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, a motley collection of MTV marketing partners, entertainment executives, and other shiny Angelenos are enjoying cocktails and squinting at the open-air red carpet.
Two years ago, Fast Company compiled a list of the Most Influential Women In Tech, in part to recognize the disadvantages that women in technology face—proper recognition being just one of them. We continued in 2010 with a second list, and now we're readying a third.