Women Crush Wednesday - Mary Jo Foley

A couple of weeks ago San Francisco hosted the Microsoft Build Developer Conference and it's been a popular topic in some of the podcasts I've been listening to. So in keeping with this theme I thought I'd make my Women Crush Wednesday on Mary Jo Foley, Queen of Microsoft. 

Mary Jo Foley is an American Freelance technology journalist behind the blog 'All about Microsoft' and co hosts the 'Windows Weekly", she's covered the tech industry for 30 years for a wide variety of publications such as ZDNet, eWeek and in 2008 wrote "Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era". 

In 1984 she interviewed the then head of Microsoft, Bill Gates, for a cover story in Electronic Business magazine. The interview was held at the Microsoft booth of the annual COMDEX technology exhibition. During the interview, Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs, whom Foley did not know, walked up and began chatting with Gates. Eventually Foley grew impatient and told Jobs that she was trying to do an interview, and asked him to come back later. Jobs walked away, and Gates then explained to Foley that she had just sent away the head of Apple.  

Whether you love everything about Microsoft that's by-the-bye, you'll love everything about this lady, her interviews, podcasts and publications are well worth the read. 

Post written by Ally Watson