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

Apr 4, 2017 5:00 AM ET
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, April 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - 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 For more information, please contact Valeria St. Laurent at


The 2017 Top 50 Most Powerful Women Technology


Angela Ahrendts

Senior VP, Retail


Sarah Baack

Chief Marketing Officer


Jan Becker

Senior VP, HR & Corporate Real Estate



Safra Catz

Chief Executive Officer


Diana Chiu

VP, Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary

Agilent Technologies


Mary Clark

Chief Marketing Officer & Chief of Staff


Ana Corrales

VP Google Store, Global Operations & Supply Chain



Tawni Cranz

Chief Talent Officer


Myriam Curet

Senior VP & Chief Medical Officer

Intuitive Surgical

Roxane Divol

Executive VP & General Manager, Website Security



Bridget Frey

Chief Technology Officer


Erica Galos Alioto

Senior VP, Local Sales



Elena Gomez

Chief Financial Officer




Marie Gutgesell

Global Watch CTO

The Nielsen Company


Sandra Horning

Chief Medical Officer


Belinda Johnson

Chief Business Affairs & Legal Officer


Peggy Johnson

Executive VP, Business Development


Wendy Jones

Senior VP, Global Operations



Terese Kemble

Senior VP, Human Resources Officer

Juniper Networks


Kelly Kramer

Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer


Colette Kress

Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer


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.


Sherrie Littlejohn

Executive VP, Innovation Group

Wells Fargo

Judy Marks

Chief Executive Officer

Siemens USA


Yoky Matsuoka

Chief Technology Officer


Marissa Mayer

President & Chief Executive Officer


Gwen McDonald

Executive VP, Human Resources


Laura Miele

Executive VP, Global Publishing

Electronic Arts


MaryAnn Miller

Senior VP, Chief Human Resources Officer & Global Marketing & Communications



CeCe Morken

Executive VP & General Manager

ProConnect Group

Donna Morris

Executive VP, Customer & Employee Experience (CHRO)


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


Joanne Persinger

Senior VP, Information Technology

Tech Data Corporation

Elisabetta Romano

VP, Head TV & Media Business Unit Support Solutions



Virginia Rometty

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer


Sheryl Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer


Sue Siegel

Chief Executive Officer

GE Ventures


Haiyan Song

Senior VP, Security Market


Michelle Sterling

Executive VP, Human Resources


Lisa Su

President & CEO


Devon Valencia

VP, Information Technology Program Delivery

Blue Shield of California


Lynn Vojvodich

Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officer


Pat Wadors

Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior VP, Global Talent Organization



Robin Washington

Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer

Gilead Sciences

Mary Westmoreland

Chief Technology Officer

Blackbaud, Inc.

Susan Wojcicki

Chief Executive Officer




About the California Diversity Council
A non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. 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 California Diversity Council is available at  


Media Contact:

Jasmine Mack

Communications Specialist

National Diversity Council