Welcome!

IBM Cloud Authors: Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, John Esposito

News Feed Item

The Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology Announced by the National Diversity Council

The National Diversity Council announces the 2014 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology, a definitive list of female executives, influencers and achievers impacting the technology industry.

"The 2014 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology features the highest caliber of executive leaders within this industry," said Dennis Kennedy, founder and CEO of the National Diversity Council. "We are honored to feature such a powerful group of inspirational women reaching new heights of achievement in business."

Selection to the list was based on the following criteria:

  • Top leader in her organization and profession
  • Directly contributes to business growth or strategic direction of the organization
  • Maintains a record of accomplishments in areas of expertise
  • Effective role model who inspires other women and is active in mentoring the next generation of female professionals in the industry
  • Operates with the highest integrity and ethical behavior
  • Demonstrates a commitment to corporate citizenship

Executives recognized in the 2014 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology list include:

 
Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President, Apple
 
Colleen Arnold, Senior Vice President, Sales and Distribution, IBM
 
Beth Axelrod, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, eBay
 
Cindy Bates, Vice President, U.S. Small Business and Midsized Business Group, Microsoft
 
Lisa Bodensteiner, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, SunPower
 
Madonna Bolano, Group Vice President, Human Resources, Applied Materials
 
Safra A. Catz, President and Chief Financial Officer, Oracle
 
Nancy B. Clark, Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence, Verizon
 
Delida Costin, General Counsel, Pandora
 
Cathy M. Coughlin, Senior Executive Vice President and Global Marketing Officer, AT&T
 
Catherine Courage, Senior Vice President Customer Experience, Citrix Systems
 
Tawni Cranz, Chief Talent Officer, Netflix
 
Jenny Dearborn, Vice President, Chief Learning Officer, SAP
 
Robyn Denholm, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial & Operations Officer, Juniper Networks
 
Aicha Evans, Vice President, General Manager, Platform Engineering Group, Intel
 
Laura Fennell, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Intuit
 
Deirdre Hanford, Executive Vice President, Customer Engagement, Synopsys
 
Melanie Haratunian, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Akamai
 
Christine Heckart, Chief Marketing Officer, Brocade Communications
 
Amy Hood, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Microsoft
 
Marie Oh Huber, Senior Vice President, Agilent General Counsel and Secretary, Agilent Technologies
 
Rebecca Jacoby, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Cisco Systems
 
Renée J. James, President, Intel Corporation
 
Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President and President, Global Market Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
 
Lynn Jolliffe, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Ingram Micro
 
M L (Mary Louise) Krakauer, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, EMC
 
Colette Kress, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Nvidia
 
Colette LaForce, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Advanced Micro Devices
 
Tiffany Lathe, Vice President and General Counsel, Rackspace
 
Donna Lesch, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Computer Sciences Corp.
 
Ann Lewnes, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Adobe
 
Maria Martinez, President, Sales and Customer Success, Salesforce
 
Marissa Mayer, CEO, President & Director, Yahoo
 
MaryAnn Miller, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Corporate Communications, Avnet, Inc.
 
M. Catherine Morris, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Arrow Electronics
 
Karen A. Puckett, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, CenturyLink
 
Shelley L. Reynolds, Vice President, Worldwide Controller and Principal Accounting Officer, Amazon
 
Virginia M. (Ginni) Rometty, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBM
 
Erika Rottenberg, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, LinkedIn
 
D’Arcy F. Rudnay, Chief Communications Officer, Comcast Corporation
 
Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
 
Katherine E. Schuelke, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Altera
 
Trisa Thompson, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dell
 
Danielle Tiedt, Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President Marketing, YouTube
 
Terri Timberman, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Broadcom Corporation
 
Jennifer Trzepacz, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Lithium Technologies
 
Jennifer Van Buskirk, President, Cricket
 
Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, Cisco Systems
 
Meg Whitman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett-Packard
 
Susan Wojcicki, Senior Vice President, YouTube, Google
 

The 2014 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology list is available online at http://californiadiversitycouncil.org/what-we-do/recognition/top-50/.

About the National Diversity Council

The National Diversity Council, a non-profit organization, was established in 2008 and is committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity and inclusion. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

More information about the National Diversity Council can be found at www.nationaldiversitycouncil.org.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
Is your aging software platform suffering from technical debt while the market changes and demands new solutions at a faster clip? It’s a bold move, but you might consider walking away from your core platform and starting fresh. ReadyTalk did exactly that. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and over a decade of audio conferencing product development to start an innovati...
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Venafi, the Immune System for the Internet™ and the leading provider of Next Generation Trust Protection, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Venafi is the Immune System for the Internet™ that protects the foundation of all cybersecurity – cryptographic keys and digital certificates – so they can’t be misused by bad guys in attacks...
It’s 2016: buildings are smart, connected and the IoT is fundamentally altering how control and operating systems work and speak to each other. Platforms across the enterprise are networked via inexpensive sensors to collect massive amounts of data for analytics, information management, and insights that can be used to continuously improve operations. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Chemel, Co-Founder and CTO of Digital Lumens, will explore: The benefits sensor-networked systems bring to ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 19th Cloud Expo and 6th @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Interne...
Large scale deployments present unique planning challenges, system commissioning hurdles between IT and OT and demand careful system hand-off orchestration. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Smith, Senior Director and a founding member of Incenergy, will discuss some of the key tactics to ensure delivery success based on his experience of the last two years deploying Industrial IoT systems across four continents.
CenturyLink has announced that application server solutions from GENBAND are now available as part of CenturyLink’s Networx contracts. The General Services Administration (GSA)’s Networx program includes the largest telecommunications contract vehicles ever awarded by the federal government. CenturyLink recently secured an extension through spring 2020 of its offerings available to federal government agencies via GSA’s Networx Universal and Enterprise contracts. GENBAND’s EXPERiUS™ Application...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device.
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
In today's uber-connected, consumer-centric, cloud-enabled, insights-driven, multi-device, global world, the focus of solutions has shifted from the product that is sold to the person who is buying the product or service. Enterprises have rebranded their business around the consumers of their products. The buyer is the person and the focus is not on the offering. The person is connected through multiple devices, wearables, at home, on the road, and in multiple locations, sometimes simultaneously...
“delaPlex Software provides software outsourcing services. We have a hybrid model where we have onshore developers and project managers that we can place anywhere in the U.S. or in Europe,” explained Manish Sachdeva, CEO at delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
From wearable activity trackers to fantasy e-sports, data and technology are transforming the way athletes train for the game and fans engage with their teams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, will present key data findings from leading sports organizations San Francisco 49ers, Orlando Magic NBA team. By utilizing data analytics these sports orgs have recognized new revenue streams, doubled its fan base and streamlined costs at its stadiums. John Paul is the CEO and Founder of VenueNext. Prior ...
"We've discovered that after shows 80% if leads that people get, 80% of the conversations end up on the show floor, meaning people forget about it, people forget who they talk to, people forget that there are actual business opportunities to be had here so we try to help out and keep the conversations going," explained Jeff Mesnik, Founder and President of ContentMX, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable ...