The National Diversity Council has announced the 2015 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology, a definitive list of female executives, influencers and achievers impacting the technology industry.
"The 2015 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology features the highest calibre of executive leaders within this industry," says Dennis Kennedy, founder and CEO, National Diversity Council.
"We are honoured to feature such a powerful group of inspirational women reaching new heights of achievement in business."
Selection to the list was based on the following criteria, covering top leaders in organisations and professions, one that directly contributes to business growth or strategic direction of the organisation while maintaining a record of accomplishments in areas of expertise.
Furthermore, the women must be "effective role models" who inspire other women and is active in mentoring the next generation of female professionals in the industry, while operating with the highest integrity and ethical behaviour.
Executives recognized in the 2015 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology list include:
Angela Ahrendts, SVP, Apple
Melissa M. Arnoldi, SVP, Technology Solutions and Business Systems Strategy, AT&T
Beth Axelrod, SVP, Human Resources, eBay
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, VP & General Manager, Cisco Services
Ursula M. Burns, Chairman & CEO, Xerox
Lisa Caplan, SVP, Care Delivery Business Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Safra A. Catz, President & CFO, Oracle
Tawni Cranz, CTO, Netflix
Lisa Davis, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens
Jenny Dearborn, SVP & CLO, SAP
Robyn Denholm, EVP, CFO & COO, Juniper Networks
Laura Fennell, SVP, General Counsel & Secretary, Intuit
Lauren Flaherty, EVP & CMO, CA Technologies
Christine Heckart, CMO, Brocade Communications
Amy Hood, EVP & CFO, Microsoft
Renee James, President, Intel
Mary Louise Krakauer, EVP, Human Resources, EMC
Eleanor Lacey, VP, General Counsel & Secretary, SurveyMonkey
Tiffany Lathe, VP & General Counsel, Rackspace
Lori Lee, SVP, Home Solutions, AT&T Inc.
Ann Lewnes, SVP & CMO, Adobe
Donna Lesch, EVP & CHRO, Computer Sciences Corp.
Maria Martinez, President, Sales & Customer Success, Salesforce
Gina Mastantuono, EVP, Finance, Ingram Micro, Inc.
Bethany Mayer, President & CEO, Ixia
Marissa Mayer, CEO, President & Director, Yahoo
Diana McKenzie, CIO, Amgen
M. Catherine Morris, SVP & CSO, Arrow Electronics
Jamie S. Miller, SVP & CIO, General Electric
MaryAnn Miller, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer & Corporate Communications, Avnet
Amity Millhiser, Managing Partner, PwC
Erin Mulligan Nelson, EVP & CMO, SunPower
Luann Pendy, SVP, Global Quality, Medtronic
Karen A. Puckett, EVP & COO, CenturyLink
Karen H. Quintos, SVP & CMO, Dell Inc.
Shelley L. Reynolds, VP, Worldwide Controller & Principal Accounting Officer, Amazon
Maryam Rofougaran, SVP, Engineering, Broadcom Corporation
Virginia M. Rometty, Chairman, President & CEO, IBM
D’Arcy F. Rudnay, CCO, Comcast
Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
Dr. Lisa Su, President & CEO, AMD
Tanya Tallino, SVP, Information Technology, 20th Century Fox Filmed Corporation
Caroline Tsay, VP & General Manager, HP Software; Member of the Board of Directors, Rosetta Stone
Pat Wadors, VP, Global Talent Organization, LinkedIn
Marni M. Walden, EVP & President, Product & New Business Innovation, Verizon Communications
Amy Weaver, General Counsel, Salesforce
Darla Whitaker, SVP, Worldwide Human Resources, Texas Instruments
Jill Wilson, SVP, Game Development, SGN
Susan Wojcicki, SVP, YouTube, Google
Ellie Yieh, Corporate VP Advanced Product Technology Development Silicon Systems Group, Applied Materials, Inc.
The 2015 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology list is available online by clicking here