California Diversity Council Honors the 2016 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology

California Diversity Council Honors the 2016 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology

The California Diversity Council is pleased to recognize the 2016 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology on October 13th at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. This award is presented to honor women who are breaking barriers in the technology field and setting high standards for themselves and others. The theme of this year’s dinner is “Women in Tech: Inventors, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs.”

“Women in the technology industry face many unique challenges that are often beyond their control,” said Dennis Kennedy, founder and chairman of the National Diversity Council. “My purpose for hosting this type of event is to inspire young women to face obstacles with confidence and believe that their dreams of being a leader in the technology industry are attainable.”

This event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a networking reception allowing attendees the opportunity to network and mingle with key influencers in the technology field. Following the reception, the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology will be announced at the 7:00 p.m. awards dinner. Click here to see our 2016 Awardees.

Registration for the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology Dinner is ongoing and can be completed at

For more information, please contact Valeria St. Laurent at [email protected].

2016 Top 50 Women in Tech

  • Angela Ahrendts, Senior VP, Apple
  • Erica Galos Alioto, Senior VP, Local Sales, Yelp
  • Raji Arasu, Chief Technology Officer & VP, Products & Engineering, StubHub
  • Jan Beckerr, Senior VP, Human Resources, Autodesk
  • Leslie Berland, Chief Marketing Officer, Twitter
  • Safra A. Catz, Chief Executive Officer, Oracle
  • Mary Clark, Chief Marketing Officer, Syniverse
  • Tawni Cranz, Chief Talent Officer, Netflix
  • Jenny Dearborn, Senior VP & Chief Learning Officer, SAP
  • Jacqueline DeMaria, Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Western Digital
  • Robyn Denholm, Executive VP, Chief Financial & Operations Officer, Juniper Networks
  • Laura Fennell, Senior VP, General Counsel & Secretary, Intuit
  • Sarah Friar, Chief Financial Officer, Square
  • Rosie Marie Glazer, General Counsel, Americas, Siemens
  • Kathleen Hogan, Executive VP, Human Resources, Microsoft
  • Marie Oh Huber, Senior VP, General Counsel, eBay
  • Tracy Keogh, Chief Human Resources Officer, HP
  • Georgette Kiser, Managing Director & Chief Information Officer, The Carlyle
  • Mary Louise Krakauer, Executive VP, Human Resources, EMC
  • Kelly Kramer, Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer, Cisco
  • Colette Kress, Chief Financial Officer, NVIDIA
  • Cynthia Larose, Chair, Privacy & Security Practice Group, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky
  • Tiffany Lathe, VP & General Counsel, Rackspace
  • Lori Lee, Senior Executive VP & Global Marketing Officer, AT&T
  • Wendy Lee, Senior VP, President, Corporate Services & Digital Tech, Info Tech, Kaiser Permanente
  • Sherrie Littlejohn, Executive VP, IT, Wells Fargo
  • Maria Martinez, President, Global Customer Success & Latin America, Salesforce
  • Gina Mastantuono, Executive Vice President, Finance, Ingram Micro, Inc.
  • Bethany Mayer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Ixia
  • Marissa Mayer, Chief Executive Officer, President & Director, Yahoo
  • Kathy McElligott, Executive VP, Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, McKesson
  • Marcia Morales-Jaffe, Senior VP, Chief People Officer, PayPal
  • Angie More, Senior VP, Agency Sales, Rocket Fuel
  • Donna Morris, Executive VP, Customer & Employee Experience, Adobe
  • Erin Mulligan Nelson, Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Sunpower
  • Luann Pendy, Senior VP, Global Quality, Medtronic
  • Joanne Persinger, Senior VP, IT Americas, Tech Data Corporation
  • Sandra J. Price, Senior VP, Human Resources, Sprint
  • Karen H. Quintos, Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Dell
  • Shelley L Reynolds, VP, Worldwide Controller & Principal Accounting Officer, Amazon
  • Maryam Rofougaran, Senior VP, Engineering, Broadcom
  • Virginia M. Rometty, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, IBM
  • Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
  • Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Drawbridge
  • Haiyan Song, Senior VP, Security Markets, Splunk
  • Dr. Lisa Su, President & Chief Executive Officer, AMD
  • Devon Valencia, VP, IT Program Delivery, Blue Shield of California
  • Pat Wadors, Chief Human Resources Officer & VP, Global Talent Organization, LinkedIn
  • Vanessa Wittman, Chief Financial Officer, Dropbox
  • Susan Wojcicki, Chief Executive Officer, Youtube

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