A Trend at Microsoft...

Amy Hood has been named as Microsoft's Chief Financial Officer, she joins the ranks of a number of key female figures at the company, namely Tami Reller and Julie Larson-Green who both co-lead the Windows Division.

It's an obvious and conscious trend; all were appointed and promoted relatively recently. I personally welcome this and find it quite refreshing and somewhat amusing that a company such as Microsoft is 'flying the flag' for equality over more fashion-conscious and 'trend setting' companies.