September 15, 2015
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.)
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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