Here is the list of 5 women CEO who are heading world’s biggest tech companies as compiled by CNBC.
Ursula Burns, Company : Xerox
Ursula M. Burns serves as Madam Chairman and CEO of Xerox. In 2009, she became the first African-American woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 company. That was 29 years after she joined Xerox as an intern in mechanical engineering. She is also the first woman to succeed another woman as head of a Fortune 500 company. In 2010, President Barack Obama appointed Burns vice chairwoman of the President’s Export Council.
Virginia Rometty, Company: IBM
Virginia Rometty is the Chairwoman and CEO of IBM, and the first woman to head the company. She joined the company in 1981 and held the positions of Senior Vice President and Group Executive for Sales, Marketing, and Strategy before becoming president and CEO in January 2012. She has been named to Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” for eight consecutive years.
Meg Whitman,Company: Hewlett-Packard
Meg Whitman is the president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard. In January 2011, Whitman joined Hewlett-Packard’s board of directors. She was named CEO on September 22, 2011.
Debra Reed,Company: Sempra Energy
Debra Reed joined the company in 1978, and became the company’s first female officer 10 years later. Sempra Energy has two broad categories, Sempra Utilities, including Pacific Enterprises/Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas & Electric Sempra Energy which develops energy infrastructure, operates utilities and provides other services.
Marissa Mayer, Company:Yahoo Inc
On July 16, 2012, Mayer was appointed President and CEO of Yahoo!. She is also a member of the company’s board of directors. In February 2013, Mayer oversaw a major personnel policy change at Yahoo! which required that all remote-working employees convert to in-office roles.
On May 20, 2013, Mayer led Yahoo to acquire Tumblr in a 1.1 billion dollar acquisition. In 2013, Mayer ranked 32 in the Forbes list of 100 most powerful women. She was the CEO of Yahoo! at age 37, making her the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company.