Earlier this year, Forbes magazine said that 2014 is the year of the woman entrepreneur, particularly in the tech industry.
Statistics that show nothing but positive numbers support this claim. According to a research commissioned by American Express OPEN, the past decade saw a 56.6% increase in women-owned firms with at least $10M in revenues. This fact seems to fuel the increase in support from venture capitalists on women-led companies. In the first half of 2013, for instance, deals struck with VCs increased to 20% from 2012.
Here's a list of the 10 kick ass women entrepreneurs who are shaking up Silicon Valley and the tech industry in general. These talented women are leaving their marks everywhere, from e-commerce to best-selling apps.