By: Biz Carson
From CEOs like YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki to CFOs like Microsoft’s Amy Hood, women in tech are finding power across the c-Suite.
This year’s Forbes Power Women list features 20 stars from across the tech sector whose power continues to grow whether they are the top boss or a COO of some of the world’s biggest companies.
The top three women on this year’s list are chief executives whom have grown their companies to new heights. The top woman in tech, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty (No. 9 overall), has staked much of her company’s future on the October 2018 $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, which closed in July 2019. Susan Wojcicki (No. 12), whose sister 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki (No. 91) also made the list, had a tougher year as CEO of YouTube. The company has battled to keep extremist content off its platform and has faced backlash as many YouTube fans don’t think it goes far enough to curtail harassment. Oracle’s CEO Safra Catz (No. 14) lost her co-CEO Mark Hurd earlier this year after he died in October, leaving her as the tech company’s sole CEO.