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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.

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