The 13 Most Powerful Women in Tech (by Fortune) 

Last week, Fortune released its annual list of the Most Powerful Women in Business – including thirteen female executives from the US tech industry.

HP CEO Meg Whitman and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg came in at #7 and #8, with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer at #18.

The list was compiled by Fortune editors, who consider how well the women’s businesses are doing globally, how their careers are going, and how influential they are on society and culture.

(Some fun facts: This year, Taylor Swift made the list at #51, a “bonus spot.” The ranking debuted in 1998 with presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina – then the president of Lucent Technologies – at #1.)

Here are the most powerful women in tech pulled from the list; you can see the full 51 here, along with two other lists for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and the Asia-Pacific region.

3. Ginni Rometty: CEO, Chairman, and President of IBM

4. Marilyn Hewson: CEO, Chairman, and President of Lockheed Martin

7. Meg Whitman: CEO, Chairman, and President of Hewlett-Packard

8. Sheryl Sandberg: COO of Facebook

12. Safra Catz: Co-CEO of Oracle

16. Angela Ahrendts: SVP, Retail and Online Stores, of Apple

17. Ursula Burns: CEO and Chairman of Xerox

18. Marissa Mayer: CEO and President of Yahoo

19. Susan Wojcicki: CEO of YouTube at Google

26. Ruth Porat: SVP and CFO of Google and Alphabet

35. Bridget Van Kralingen: SVP of IBM Global Business Services

39. Shari Ballard: President of US Retail and Chief Human Resources Officer at Best Buy

43. Diane Bryant: SVP and General Manager, Data Center Group, at Intel

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact
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