Here are the world’s most powerful women this year. They are the smartest and toughest female in the technology.
Many of the powerful leaders on the World’s Most Powerful Women have long established themselves in the tech sector. These leaders continue to be the face of success in a tech culture that has gained a reputation for being unwelcoming to and biased against women.
1- Sheryl Sandberg
For the fifth consecutive year, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has been named the most powerful woman in technology on the Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list, placing at No. 7 on the list overall. With a personal fortune of $1.4 billion, Sandberg is powerful not only as a billionaire and top executive at the world’s fifth most valuable brand, but also as a voice for female empowerment in the workplace and shared responsibilities at home.
2- Susan Wojcicki
Memes may come and go, but Susan Wojcicki’s job is to make certain that YouTube profits from every one of them. Google employee No. 16 — the company initially rented her Menlo Park garage as its headquarters — has headed up YouTube, the world’s largest video platform, since early 2014. In2006, Wojcicki urged her bosses at Google to purchase the video site, which it did in a $1.65 billion deal. Now YouTube has more than 1 billion unique visitors a month and is valued at an estimated $70 billion.
3- Angela Ahrendts
Angela Ahrendts (No. 15 from world’s most Powerful Women) is Apple’s Senior Vice President of Retail, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Angela is responsible for strategy, real estate & development, and operations of Apple’s physical stores, Apple’s online store and contact centers. Angela holds a Marketing and Merchandising Degree from Ball State University in Indiana, where she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in 2010. She was also a member of the UK’s Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council from 2010 to 2015, was named Honorary Dame Commander of the British Empire, and awarded a Coat of Arms in April 2014.
4- Amy Hood
As the No. 2 at Microsoft, CFO Amy Hood (No. 44) helped to orchestrate $93.6 billion in revenue for the 2015 fiscal year, a $6.7 billion increase over the previous fiscal year. The company also reported triple-percentage revenue growth of its Azure cloud platform, along with high growth in business process applications such as CRM online. Although Microsoft had initially struggled to find its footing in a post-PC world, it has recently focused on developing its cloud services.
5- Meg Whitman
Meg Whitman has been revamping a technology company Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. She got to be the CEO when the organization parted from the HP Inc. Prior to HP, she was with Hasbro and Walt Disney official, Whitman is still best known for driving on the web sell off website eBay from $5 and a half million in revenues to $8 billion in only 10 years of time. She is a Republican who co-led the national fund advisory group for New Jersey Governor. Whitman has said the moves will help HP Enterprise concentrate on data centers, the cloud infrastructure in the midst of developing the rivalry in technology management.
6- Ruth Porat
In 2015, the Wall Street control lady Ruth Porat joined Google parent organization Alphabet. The organization has utilized strict cost-cutting activities after her entrance, pair with higher revenue development, have prompted to an expansion in working edges. Porat was already at Morgan Stanley, working intimately with Mary Meeker and relentlessly climbing the step. She cleared out the organization with one of its most grounded quarters lately, reporting benefits up 60%; at Alphabet. She will gain at any rate $70 million amid her initial two years.
7- Marissa Mayer
The US Yahoo’s CEO, Marissa Mayer is supervising an offer of the tech pioneer’s center business in the midst of falling activity and advertisement revenues. In 2015 the organization moved in an opposite direction from arrangements to turn off its most profitable resource, a 15% stake in Chinese e-trade mammoth Alibaba, at present esteemed at $30 billion. Quite a bit of Mayer’s own fortune originates from her 13-year spell at Google, where she was one of its first workers. Presently called Alphabet, that stock’s surge lifted her fortune this year.
Their accomplishments are formidable on their own, and even more so given how hard it can be to establish inroads into industries and job titles traditionally dominated by men. Statistics on women in positions of power remain bleak.There is no doubt that the women on this year’s list are doing just that.Curating this year’s list inspired the usual reexamination of what it means to be powerful, and, more to the point, what it means to be powerful as a woman. Power can be subjective. Is it control, or is it influence?Well, the choice is yours.