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Tech firms step up recruiting women for their boards

Ms Chang turned down 15 to 20 first meetings about joining a company board last year before she eventually agreed to be appointed to the board of Cisco Systems in October.

San Francisco

FOR months, technology companies have pursued Amy Chang.

The calls are relentless, with several feelers a month, said Ms Chang, the chief executive of Accompany, a Silicon Valley startup. Even when she declines the overtures, the tech companies and their agents keep

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