REVEALED: Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology

"We are honoured to feature such a powerful group of inspirational women reaching new heights of achievement in business."

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

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