A total of 16 women involved in the technology sector included in the ranking of the 100 most powerful in the world by Forbes magazine.
In the top 20 are the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates , the COO (chief operating officer) of Facebook, Sherly Sandberg , President and CEO of IBM, Virginia Rometty , the president and CEO of Xerox , Ursula Burns , and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Meg Whitman.
Melinda Gates, wife of the founder and president of Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates, ranked fourth in the list of the most influential women in the world for his humanitarian work in the private foundation world’s largest charity, the Gates Foundation. The tenth in the ranking is occupied by the COO of Facebook, Sherly Sandberg, who has been placed in front of the famous talk show host Oprah Winfrey and quirky but world renowned pop star Lady Gaga. Sandberg earlier this year became the first woman who is on the board of directors of the social network led by Mark Zuckerberg.
Five places below is the president and CEO of IBM, Virginia Rometty, a position he was granted last January and that marked a milestone in the company, as it is the first woman to hold that office. In the top 20 are also the president and CEO of Xerox, Ursula Burns, and CEO of HP, Meg Whitman, occupying positions 17 and 18, respectively.
Despite its popularity declined in the ranking can say that Burns is a veteran in the Forbes list, as in 2009 and was incorporated as the fourteenth most powerful woman in the world. Whitman’s name is also known, only in his case was to be the fourth richest woman in the state of California. The candidate also Governor of California, was CEO and President of eBay from 1998 to 2008, before becoming CEO of Hewlett-Packard.
Ahead of the prestigious Queen of England, Elizabeth II, are in position 21 and 25 respectively, the CEO of Yahoo!, Marissa Mayer , senior vice president and Google, Susan Wojcicki , who is also known as the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin. Marissa Mayer has made headlines in recent months after leaving his post as spokesman for Google to take his place as CEO at Yahoo!
In positions ranging from 48 to 91 since there are nine women in the technology sector. Eighteen places ahead of the popular actress, Angelina Jolie, is in 48th place, the president of Oracle, Safra Catz . Are also the co-founder and president of HTC ( Cher Wong ), the chief technology and strategy director of Cisco Systems ( Padmasree Warrior ), executive director of Wikimedia Foundation ( Sue Gardner ) andthe SingTel CEO ( Chua Sock Koong ).
The last women of the technology on the list of the most powerful women in the world are the founder and president of Biocon Ltd. ( Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw ), the general partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers ( Mary Meeker ), the co-founder of Marvell Technology Group ( Weili Dai ) and President of Huawei Technologies ( Sun Yafang ).