How many women are working in technology? It depends on who you ask. According to the WomenTech Network, less than half of working-age women are working at all. And, when it comes to the technology industry, that number dwindles down to less than a third.

Exact numbers are hard to come by, but there's one fact that remains the same, regardless of the source: There are undeniably less women represented in tech fields than there are men. But, why?

Women are not only capable of working in this industry, they are essential to it. And, with that being said, Mission Critical is excited to announce the winners of the third annual Top 25 Women in Technology contest.