Welcome!

IBM Cloud Authors: Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Sarah Patrick, Carmen Gonzalez

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
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, will provide an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profes...
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
One of the bewildering things about DevOps is integrating the massive toolchain including the dozens of new tools that seem to crop up every year. Part of DevOps is Continuous Delivery and having a complex toolchain can add additional integration and setup to your developer environment. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Miko Matsumura, Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc., will discuss which tools to use in a developer stack, how to provision the toolchain to minimize onboa...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
The Quantified Economy represents the total global addressable market (TAM) for IoT that, according to a recent IDC report, will grow to an unprecedented $1.3 trillion by 2019. With this the third wave of the Internet-global proliferation of connected devices, appliances and sensors is poised to take off in 2016. In his session at @ThingsExpo, David McLauchlan, CEO and co-founder of Buddy Platform, will discuss how the ability to access and analyze the massive volume of streaming data from mil...
Join us at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo 2016 – June 7-9 at the Javits Center in New York City and November 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – and deliver your unique message in a way that is striking and unforgettable by taking advantage of SYS-CON's unmatched high-impact, result-driven event / media packages.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
WebSocket is effectively a persistent and fat pipe that is compatible with a standard web infrastructure; a "TCP for the Web." If you think of WebSocket in this light, there are other more hugely interesting applications of WebSocket than just simply sending data to a browser. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Frank Greco, Director of Technology for Kaazing Corporation, will compare other modern web connectivity methods such as HTTP/2, HTTP Streaming, Server-Sent Events and new W3C event APIs ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies adopt disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advanced analytics, and DevO...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Avere delivers a more modern architectural approach to storage that doesn’t require the overprovisioning of storage capacity to achieve performance, overspending on expensive storage media for inactive data or the overbuilding of data centers ...
Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools, to creating feedback loops improving product design, to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from ...
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
As enterprises work to take advantage of Big Data technologies, they frequently become distracted by product-level decisions. In most new Big Data builds this approach is completely counter-productive: it presupposes tools that may not be a fit for development teams, forces IT to take on the burden of evaluating and maintaining unfamiliar technology, and represents a major up-front expense. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Warfield, CTO and Co-Founder of Coho Data, will dis...
SYS-CON Events announced today that iDevices®, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. iDevices, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, has a growing line of HomeKit-enabled products available at the largest retailers worldwide. Through the “Designed with iDevices” co-development program and its custom-built IoT Cloud Infrastruc...
Eighty percent of a data scientist’s time is spent gathering and cleaning up data, and 80% of all data is unstructured and almost never analyzed. Cognitive computing, in combination with Big Data, is changing the equation by creating data reservoirs and using natural language processing to enable analysis of unstructured data sources. This is impacting every aspect of the analytics profession from how data is mined (and by whom) to how it is delivered. This is not some futuristic vision: it's ha...
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) extended its Internet of Things technology platform with performance enhancements to Gen5 – its fifth generation critical infrastructure networking platform. Already delivering nearly 23 million devices on five continents as one of the leading networking providers in the market, Silver Spring announced it is doubling the maximum speed of its Gen5 network to up to 2.4 Mbps, increasing computational performance by 10x, supporting simultaneous mesh communic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...