Most Influential Women in Tech

Technology still has a reputation for being a male-dominated field, but these women are demonstrating that gender is no barrier to success.

8 de marzo del 2020

Most Influential Women in Tech

Technology still has a reputation for being a male-dominated field, but these women are demonstrating that gender is no barrier to success.

Women in tech are discovering power over the C-suite.


Top 20 Most Influential Women in Tech

1.      Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM

Ginni heads IBM, serving in the capacities of Director, President, and Chief. She is the principal woman to do so. Since 1991, she has held different significant roles at the organization and was appointed CEO and President in October of 2011.


2.      Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube

In 1999, she joined Google as their first marketing manager and worked her way up to senior VP of Advertising and Commerce.

After overseeing Google Video for some time, Susan recommended that the company acquire Youtube (which at the time was a startup). In 2006, she handled the $1.65 billion purchase.

She later handled two of Google’s biggest acquisitions: the $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube in 2006 and the $3.1 billion purchase of DoubleClick in 2007. In February 2014, she was appointed CEO of YouTube.

Susan regularly talks about the importance of balancing family and profession life, and with five children of her own, has the experience to back up her words.


3.      Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle

Safra Catz has been with Oracle since April 1999. In October 2001, she joined the company’s Directors and was named President of Oracle Corporation in early 2004. From November 2005 to September 2008, and from April 2011 to the present, she likewise filled in as the company’s CFO. In September of 2014, she became co-President, along with Mark Hurd.

Other professional activities incorporate her status as a member of the Executive Council of TechNet, Chief of PeopleSoft Inc., and Executive of Stellent, Inc.



4.      Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

In June 2012, Sheryl Sandberg became the first woman to serve on Facebook’s board of directors. That year, she made Time’s 100 Most Influential People list. Preceding her work with Facebook, Sheryl was the chief of staff for the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and was later employed at Google, serving as VP of Global Online Sales and Activities.

She is the author of the book, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead," which explores topics like feminism, sexism in the work environment, and the cultural/ individual barriers to gender equality in the professional world.

Reports estimate Sandberg’s total assets, which is largely in stock holdings, at over US $1 billion.


5.      Ruth Porat, CFO, Alphabet

She worked for Morgan Stanley for decades, serving as their CFO and Executive VP from January 2010 to May 2015, Ruth Porat became CFO of Google on May 26, 2015.

In 2013, Ruth was being considered for the designation as the following Deputy Secretary of the Treasury however requested to be withdrawn from the running so she could proceed her career at Morgan Stanley.


6.      Amy Hood, CFO, Microsoft (No. 26)

Amy Hood serves as the first female CFO at Microsoft Enterprise, a role she has held since May 2013. She has been with the organization since 2002, before which time she worked with Goldman Sachs.

Hood holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard University.


Other important mentions:


7.      Jennifer Morgan, co-CEO, SAP (No. 49)

8.      Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO, HCL Technologies (No. 54)

9.      Gwynne Shotwell, President, SpaceX (No. 55)

10.  Maggie Wei Wu, CFO, Alibaba Group (No. 57)

11.  Hooi Ling Tan, Cofounder and COO, Grab (No. 63)

12.  Zhou Qunfei, CEO, Lens Technology (No. 68)

13.  Jane Jie Sun, CEO, Ctrip (No. 69)

14.  Lam Wai Ying, Chairman, Biel Crystal (No. 82)

15.  Mary Meeker, General Partner, Bond Capital (No. 83)

16.  Jenny Lee, Managing Partner, GGV Capital (No. 86)

17.  Meg Whitman, CEO, Quibi (No. 89)

18.  Anne Wojcicki, cofounder and CEO, 23andMe (No. 91)

19.  Aileen Lee, founder, Cowboy Ventures (No. 92)

20.  Kirsten Green, founder, Forerunner Ventures (No. 95)



Top 20 Most Powerful Women in Tech (and their overall power rankings)- Biz Carson, Forbes Dec 12, 2019