California Diversity Council Announces 2017 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology

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San Francisco – The California Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2017 Top 50 Most Powerful Women Technology, a definitive list of female executives, influencers and achievers impacting the technology industry.

“The 2017 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology highlights the most extraordinary female leaders in the industry,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “We are honored to recognize such distinguished women dedicated to continuous success in this rapidly growing field.”

The 2017 Top Women in Technology selection 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 women in the industry
  • Operates with the highest integrity and ethical behavior
  • Demonstrates a commitment to corporate citizenship

To see a recap of our 2016 Top 50 Women in Technology Awards Dinner, please visit

2017 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology

  • Angela Ahrendts, Senior VP, Retail, Apple
  • Sarah Baack, Chief Marketing Officer, Equinix
  • Jan Becker, Senior VP, HR & Corporate Real Estate, Autodesk
  • Safra Catz, Chief Executive Officer, Oracle
  • Diana Chiu, VP, Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, Agilent Technologies
  • Mary Clark, Chief Corporate Relations Officer & Chief of Staff, Synverse
  • Ana Corrales, VP Google Store, Global Operations & Supply Chain , Google
  • Tawni Cranz, Chief Talent Officer, Netflix
  • Myriam Curet, Senior VP & Chief Medical Officer, Intuitive Surgical
  • Roxane Divol, Executive VP & General Manager, Website Security, Symantec
  • Bridget Frey, Chief Technology Officer, Redfin
  • Erica Galos Alioto, Senior VP, Local Sales , Yelp
  • Elena Gomez, Chief Financial Officer, Zendesk
  • Marie Gutgesell, Global Watch CTO, The Nielsen Company
  • Sandra Horning, Chief Medical Officer, Genetech
  • Belinda Johnson, Chief Business Affairs & Legal Officer, Airbnb
  • Peggy Johnson, Executive VP, Business Development, Microsoft
  • Wendy Jones, Senior VP, Global Operations , eBay
  • Terese Kemble, Senior VP, Human Resources Officer, Juniper Networks
  • Kelly Kramer, Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer, Cisco
  • Colette Kress, Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer, NVIDIA
  • Christina Lai, VP, Corporate Legal Affairs, Applied Materials
  • Cynthia Larose, Chair, Privacy & Data Security Practice, Mintz Levin PC
  • Cathie Lesjak, Chief Financial Officer, HP, Inc.
  • Kristina Draper, Chief Technology Officer, Wells Fargo
  • Judy Marks, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens USA
  • Yoky Matsuoka, Chief Technology Officer, Nest
  • Marissa Mayer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Yahoo!
  • Gwen McDonald, Executive VP, Human Resources, NetApp
  • Laura Miele, Executive VP, Global Publishing, Electronic Arts
  • MaryAnn Miller, Senior VP, Chief Human Resources Officer & Global Marketing & CommunicationsAvnet
  • CeCe Morken, Executive VP & General Manager, ProConnect Group, Intuit
  • Donna Morris, Executive VP, Customer & Employee Experience (CHRO), Adobe
  • Sarah O’Dowd, Senior VP, Chief Legal Officer & Secreteary, Lam Research
  • Teresa Ostapower, Chief Digital Officer, AT&T, Inc.
  • Louise Pentland, Executive VP, Chief Business Affairs & Legal Officer, PayPal
  • Joanne Persinger, Senior VP, Information Technology, Tech Data Corporation
  • Elisabetta Romano, VP, Head TV & Media Business Unit Support Solutions, Ericsson
  • Virginia Rometty, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, IBM
  • Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
  • Sue Siegel, Chief Executive Officer, GE Ventures
  • Haiyan Song, Senior VP, Security Market, Splunk
  • Michelle Sterling, Executive VP, Human Resources, Qualcomm
  • Lisa Su, President & CEO, AMD
  • Devon Valencia, VP, Information Technology Program Delivery, Blue Shield of California
  • Lynn Vojvodich, Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Salesforce
  • Pat Wadors, Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior VP, Global Talent Organization, LinkedIn
  • Robin Washington, Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer, Gilead Sciences
  • Mary Westmoreland ,Chief Technology Officer, Blackbaud, Inc.
  • Susan Wojcicki, Chief Executive Officer, Youtube