The California Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Leaders in Technology, a definitive list of multicultural executives, influencers and achievers impacting the technology industry. This year’s award will be presented at on April 26 during the Brilliance in Diversity Awards Dinner at the Milberry Union and Event Center.

“The 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Leaders in Technology recognizes the most outstanding individuals leading the technology industry,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “It is our pleasure to highlight such deserving leaders for the hard work and dedication to this growing industry.”

The 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Leaders in Technology selection was based on the following criteria

  • Top leader in her organization and profession
  • Directly contributes to business growth or strategic direction of the organization
  • Maintains a record of accomplishments in areas of expertise
  • Effective role model who inspires other women and is active in mentoring the next generation of women in the industry
  • Operates with the highest integrity and ethical behavior
  • Demonstrates a commitment to corporate citizenship

Registration for the Brilliance in Diversity Awards Dinner is ongoing and can be completed at www.diversitytechweek.org.

2017 Top 50 Multicultural Leaders in Technology

Ajay Gopal
Chief Financial Officer & Head of Strategy
Stubhub
Anurag Gupta
Vice President
Amazon
Arash Ferdowsi
Co-Founder
Dropbox
Ayman Sayed
President & Chief Product Officer
CA Technologies
Bansi Nagji
Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Business Development
McKesson
Beena Ammanath
Vice President, Data & Analytics
General Electric
Ben Tsai
Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President, Corporate Alliances
KLA Tencor
Bernard Coleman
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Uber
Catharina Min
Vice Chair, Firmwide Business & Finance Department & Partner
Reed Smith, LLP
Charles Phillips
Chief Executive Officer
Infor
Chekib Akrout
Senior Vice President, Global Operations
AMD
Christopher Young
Senior Vice President, General Manager
Intel
Darrell Ford
Chief Human Resources Officer, Xerox
David Huntley
Chief Compliance Officer
AT&T
Deepak Ahuja
Chief Financial Officer
Tesla
Deepak Khuntia
Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Varian Medical Systems
Denise Smith
Vice President, Worldwide Talent & Human Resources
Apple
Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
President & Co-Choef Executive Officer
Synopsys
Ed Ward
Senior Vice President, Engineering
Dell
Guillermo Diaz
Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President
Cisco
Jen-Hsun Huang
Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer
NVIVIA
Judith Sim
Chief Marketing Officer
Oracle
Kenneth Coleman
Chairman, Saama Technologies
Kevin Murai
President & Chief Executive Officer
Synnex
Kiwoba Allaire
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Girl Stem Stars
Lesley Slaton Brown
Chief Diversity Officer
HP, Inc
Lewis Chew
Chief Financial Officer
Dolby Laboratories
Lloyd Carney
Chief Executive Officer
Brocade
Marcelo Claure
President & Chief Executive Officer
Sprint
Marcia Morales-Jaffe
Chief People Officer
PayPal
Margenett Moore-Roberts
Vice President, Global Head, Inclusive Diversity
Yahoo!
Maria Martinez
President, Global Customer Success & Salesforce, Latin America
Salesforce
Maria Olson Kilgore
Vice President, Global & Strategic Alliances
NetApp
Marie Oh Huber
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
eBay
Michael Tang
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Agilent Technologies
Mohak Shroff
Vice President, Product Engineering
LinkedIn
Mohan Maheswaran
President & Chief Executive Officer
Semtech Corp.
Moonhie Chin
Senior Vice President, Global Customer Support Operations
Autodesk
Pradeep Sindhu
Founder, Vice Chairman, Chief Technology Officer & Chief Scientist
Juniper Networks
Rhonda Hjort
Deputy Chief Counsel
Lucas Film
Richard Daniels
Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Kaiser Permanente
Sanjay Poonen
Chief Operating Officer, Customer Operations
VMWare
Sasan Goodarzi
Executive Vice President & General Manager
Small Business Group, Intuit
Scott Taylor
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Symantec
Shantanu Narayen
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Adobe
Sineesh Keshav
Senior Vice President, IT& Data Science Solutions
Experian
Snehal Antani
Senior Vice President, General Manager, Business Analytics & IoT
Splunk
Sumit Sadana
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer & General Manager, Enterprise Solutions
SanDisk
Varsha Rao
Former Head of Global Operations
Airbnb
Vijaya Gadde
General Counsel
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