California Diversity Council Announces 2018 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology

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San Francisco – The California Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2018 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology, a definitive list of female executives, influencers and achievers impacting the technology industry.

“The 2018 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology is a true testament to the abilities of women in the workplace,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “It proves that women are undoubtedly capable and worthy of holding prominent positions in male dominated industries.”

The 2018 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 2017 Top 50 Women in Technology Awardees

2018 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology

  • Angela Ahrendts, Senior VP, Retail, Apple
  • Syamla Bandla, Direction Production Engineering, Facebook
  • Amy Bunszel, Senior VP, Design & Creation Products, Autodesk
  • Amy Cappellanti-Wolf, Senior VP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Symantec
  • Diana Chiu, VP, Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, Agilent Technologies
  • Lybra Clemons, Global Head, Diversity & Inclusion, PayPal
  • Tawni Cranz, Chief People Officer, Cruise Automation
  • Jenny Dearborn, Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Global Lead: Talent, Leadership, Org Effectiveness & Learning, SAP
  • Claire Dixon, Senior VP & Chief Communications Officer, VMware
  • Naomi Gleit, VP, Social Good, Facebook
  • Elena Gomez, Chief Financial Officer, Zendesk
  • Anirma Gupta, General Counsel, Tanium
  • Liane Hornsey, Chief Human Resources Officer, Uber
  • Amy Howe, Chief Operating Officer, Ticketmaster, NA
  • Ashley Johnson, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Wealthfront
  • Kendra Jones, VP, Legal Affairs & General Counsel, Epson America
  • Wendy Jones, Senior VP, Global Operations, eBay
  • Kelly Kramer, Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer, Cisco
  • Colette Kress, Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer, Nvidia
  • Christina Lai, VP, Corporate Legal Affairs, & Corporate Secretary, Applied Materials
  • Cathie Lesjak, Chief Financial Officer, HP Inc.
  • Ann Lewnes, Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Adobe
  • Sandra Lopez, VP & General Manager, Intel
  • Chatelle Lynch, Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer, McAfee
  • Gwen McDonald, Executive VP, Human Resources, NetApp
  • Marilyn Meyer, Senior VP, Human Resources, Xilinx
  • Laura Miele, Chief Studios Officer, EA
  • Jessica Neal, Chief Talent Officer, Netflix
  • Kerrie Peraino, VP, People Operations, Global Advisory Functions, Google
  • Wendy M. Pfeiffer, Chief Information Officer, Nutanix
  • Elizabeth Pinkham, Executive VP, Global Real Estate, Salesforce
  • Ellen Richey, Vice Chairman, Risk & Public Policy, Visa Inc.
  • Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, & CEO, IBM
  • Gina Rugani, Corporate VP, Business Operations, Synnex
  • Sue Siegal, Chief Information Officer & Chief Executive Officer, Business Innovations, GE Ventures
  • Haiyan Song, Senior VP of Security Market, Splunk
  • Kirsten Spears, VP, Corporate Controller & Principal Accounting Officer, Broadcom
  • Lori Spence, Senior VP, Human Resources, Riverbed
  • Michelle Sterling, Executive VP, Human Resources, Qualcomm Inc.
  • Lori Sundberg, Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Office, Western Digital Corporation
  • Kristin Sverchek, General Counsel, Lyft
  • Lara Sweet, Chief Accounting Officer, Snap Inc.
  • Gaby Toledano, Chief People Officer, Tesla, Inc.
  • Jayshree Ullal, President & Chief Executive Officer, Arista
  • Rebecca Vogels, CMO & VP of Strategy, Usersnap
  • Pat Wadors, Chief Talent Officer, Service Now
  • Robin Washington, Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer, Gilead Sciences
  • Deanna Wise, Executive VP & Chief Information Officer, Dignity Health
  • Janice Zdankus, Vice President, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

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