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What Do Tech's Most Powerful Women Have in Common?

When the IBM Watson Personality API analyzed these female tech leader's words, it identified nine traits as being most dominant.
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8. Trust

Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Microsoft

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On the personality trait chart, the trust characteristic is part of the agreeableness category, and it refers to how readily people trust others. People who score high tend to believe the best of others, while people with low scores tend to believe that other people are looking out for their own interests and could possibly be dangerous.

Overall, the female tech leaders averaged 86.8% for trust, making it the eighth strongest trait of the group. Women who scored particularly high included Amy Hood (94.0%), Angela Ahrendts (93.8%), Belinda Johnson (93.3%), Ruth Porat (93.2%), Lucy Peng (92.9%), Jean Lieu (92.6%), Meg Whitman (91.6%) and Roshni Nadar Malhotra (91.2%).

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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