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Women CEOs in Tech to Watch in the U.S. in 2024

These leaders are not only driving their companies to new heights but are also paving the way for future generations of women in technology.

In 2023, the tech industry saw the resignations of female executives like Marne Levine of Meta and Susan Wojcicki of YouTube, underscoring a troubling trend: none of the ‘Big Five’ US tech firms have ever had a female CEO. Women hold only 8-9% of key leadership roles, and their promotion rates lag behind men, with only 87 women and 82 women of color promoted to manager for every 100 men. Despite women making up 28% of the STEM workforce, gender gaps persist, especially within GAFAM companies, where women constitute just 29-45% of employees. As women advance in their careers, their representation drops significantly, particularly in senior-level roles. 

Yet, the impact of female leaders in tech remains significant. These leaders are not only driving their companies to new heights but are also paving the way for future generations of women in technology: 

Dr. Lisa Su– AMD

Dr. Lisa Su is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chair of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). She joined AMD in 2012 and became CEO in October 2014. Under her leadership, AMD has undergone a significant transformation, becoming a leader in high-performance computing and adaptive computing solutions. Su’s strategic focus on diversifying AMD’s product line and investing in high-performance CPUs and GPUs has been pivotal in the company’s resurgence. Her tenure has seen AMD’s stock price and market share rise dramatically, particularly with the success of the Ryzen and EPYC processor lines. Su holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT and has received numerous accolades, including being named Executive of the Year by EE Times in 2014 and one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune in 2017. 

Jayshree Ullal

Jayshree Ullal is the President and CEO of Arista Networks, a leading cloud networking company. She has held this position since October 2008 and has been instrumental in driving the company’s growth and innovation. Under her leadership, Arista Networks went public in June 2014 and has grown into a multibillion-dollar business. Ullal’s career spans over 40 years in the networking industry, including a significant tenure at Cisco Systems, where she played a key role in the development of the Cisco Catalyst switching business. She has been recognized with numerous awards, including being named one of Barron’s “World’s Best CEOs” in 2018 and one of Fortune’s “Top 20 Business Persons” in 2019. Ullal holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Francisco State University and an M.S. in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University.

Safra Catz

Safra Catz has been the CEO of Oracle Corporation since 2014, having joined the company in 1999 and serving on its board of directors since 2001. Born in Israel and raised in the United States, Catz has played a pivotal role in Oracle’s growth and acquisitions. Under her leadership, Oracle has transitioned to cloud computing and expanded its enterprise software offerings. Catz is known for her financial acumen, having previously served as Oracle’s CFO, and for driving major acquisitions like the $10.3 billion takeover of PeopleSoft. She has consistently been recognized as one of the most powerful women in business by publications like Fortune and Forbes. Catz also serves on the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company and is a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her tenure at Oracle has been marked by significant revenue growth and technological advancements in areas such as cloud services and artificial intelligence.

Julie Sweet

Julie Sweet is the Chair and CEO of Accenture, a global professional services company specializing in consulting, technology, and outsourcing. She assumed the role of CEO in September 2019 and was named Chair in September 2021. Before becoming CEO, Sweet served as Accenture’s General Counsel, Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer, and later as CEO of Accenture’s North America business, the company’s largest market. Under her leadership, Accenture has focused on digital transformation, cloud services, and sustainability, driving significant growth and innovation. Sweet has been recognized as one of the most powerful women in business by Fortune and Forbes. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School. Sweet’s tenure at Accenture has been marked by a commitment to inclusion and diversity, as well as strategic investments in cutting-edge technologies and talent development.

Mary Barra 

Mary Barra is the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors (GM), a position she has held since January 2014, making her the first female CEO of a major global automaker. Under her leadership, GM has focused on advancing electric and autonomous vehicle technologies, with a vision of achieving zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion. Barra began her career at GM in 1980 as a co-op student and has held various key roles, including Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing, and Supply Chain. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Barra has been recognized as one of the most powerful women in business by Fortune and Forbes, and she serves on the boards of The Walt Disney Company and the Detroit Economic Club.

Corie Barry

Corie Barry has been the Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy Co. Inc. since June 2019. She joined the company in 1999 and held various financial and operational roles before becoming CEO, including Chief Financial and Strategic Transformation Officer. Barry is known for her focus on innovation, employee development, and customer experience, leading Best Buy’s efforts in digital transformation and adapting to changing consumer behaviors. Under her leadership, Best Buy has continued to grow and adapt, particularly during the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Barry has been recognized as one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business and aims to make Best Buy one of the best places to work in America while driving the company towards ambitious revenue goals. She holds bachelor’s degrees in accounting and management from the College of St. Benedict and serves on the boards of Best Buy, Domino’s Pizza, and her alma mater.

Poppy Gustafsson

Poppy Gustafsson is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Darktrace, a leading cybersecurity company specializing in AI-powered solutions. She has been instrumental in driving the company’s growth since its founding in 2013, leading it to a successful listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2021. Under her leadership, Darktrace has expanded globally, protecting over 9,000 customers in 110 countries from cyber threats. Gustafsson, who holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Sheffield and is a chartered accountant, has received numerous accolades, including an OBE for services to cybersecurity and being named Tech CEO of the Year at the UK Tech Awards 2021. Her innovative approach and commitment to cybersecurity have positioned Darktrace as a leader in the industry.

Jennifer Tejada

Jennifer Tejada is the CEO and Chairperson of PagerDuty, a role she has held since July 2016. With over 25 years of experience in technology and consumer products, she has led PagerDuty through significant growth, including its successful IPO in 2019. Tejada is known for her focus on digital transformation, customer experience, and leveraging AI and automation to enhance operational efficiency. She has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Women Leaders in SaaS and is committed to diversity, inclusion, and social responsibility. Tejada holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior and business management from the University of Michigan and serves on the board of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Lidiane Jones 

Lidiane Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of Bumble Inc., having assumed the role in January 2024. Before joining Bumble, she served as the CEO of Slack Technologies, where she led the company’s integration with Salesforce following its acquisition. Jones has a rich background in technology and product development, with previous executive roles at Salesforce, Sonos, and Microsoft. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan. Known for her focus on innovation and user experience, Jones is poised to lead Bumble into its next phase of growth, emphasizing AI and enhancing the platform’s features to foster safe and meaningful connections.

Julia Hartz

Julia Hartz is the Co-founder and CEO of Eventbrite, a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform. She co-founded the company in 2006 and has been serving as CEO since 2016. Under her leadership, Eventbrite has grown into a leading global platform, processing hundreds of millions of tickets annually for events in over 180 countries. Hartz has focused on innovation and expanding Eventbrite’s capabilities, including developing mobile apps and enhancing data analytics tools for event organizers. She has been recognized for her entrepreneurial success, being named one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40 business leaders and Inc.’s 35 Under 35. Hartz is also known for fostering a strong company culture and advocating for diversity in the tech industry. She holds a B.A. in Television and Film from Pepperdine University.

Navrina Singh

Navrina Singh is the Founder and CEO of Credo AI, a company specializing in AI governance to help organizations responsibly adopt, use, and build artificial intelligence. With over 18 years of experience in Enterprise SaaS, AI, and mobile technologies, Singh has held leadership roles at Microsoft and Qualcomm. She is a member of the U.S. National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee and serves on the executive board of the Mozilla Foundation. Singh holds a Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor’s in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from India. Her work focuses on ensuring AI technologies are developed and deployed ethically and responsibly.

Tiffanie Stanard

Tiffanie Stanard is the Founder and CEO of Stimulus, Inc., a venture-backed SaaS company that provides an AI-powered relationship intelligence platform to optimize supplier ecosystems and improve purchasing decisions. With over 20 years of experience in vendor management, marketing, and technology, Stanard has been recognized as an award-winning entrepreneur and influential tech leader. She has consulted for global brands like Microsoft, Salesforce, and AT&T, and has been honored with numerous accolades, including Forbes’ Next 1000 Leaders List and Business Insider’s 10 Business Leaders Transforming Supply Chain. Based in Philadelphia, Stanard is also an active community leader, serving on various boards and committees.

Shivani Siroya

Shivani Siroya is the Founder and CEO of Tala, a financial technology company she established in 2011 to provide credit and financial services to underserved populations in emerging markets. Inspired by her experiences working in global health and microfinance, Siroya developed a smartphone app that uses alternative data for instant credit scoring and loans. Under her leadership, Tala has expanded to serve customers in East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Siroya holds a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University and has been recognized as an Aspen Institute Finance Leader Fellow, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and a TED Fellow. Her innovative approach to financial inclusion has earned her numerous accolades and features in major publications.

Mandy Price

Mandy Price is the Co-founder and CEO of Kanarys, Inc., a technology company that provides tools for organizations to address Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) challenges through data-driven solutions. She co-founded Kanarys in April 2018, leveraging her background as an M&A attorney to pair DEIB efforts with technology for systemic change. Price holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a BBA in Business Honors/Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. Under her leadership, Kanarys has become a leading platform for DEIB benchmarking and analytics, helping companies track and measure their inclusion and equity initiatives. Price has been recognized for her contributions to DEIB and was honored by the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum as one of the #InHerShoes honorees.

Gina Bianchini

Gina Bianchini is the Founder and CEO of Mighty Networks, a platform that enables creators, entrepreneurs, and brands to build and manage their own digital communities. She co-founded Mighty Networks in 2010, following her tenure as CEO of Ning, another pioneering social networking platform she co-founded with Marc Andreessen. Bianchini has a rich background in entrepreneurship and technology, having started her career at Goldman Sachs and earning an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Under her leadership, Mighty Networks has grown into a leading community-building platform, attracting significant investment and media attention. Bianchini also serves on the board of TEGNA and has been featured in major publications like Fortune, Fast Company, and The New York Times.

Jasmine Shells

Jasmine Shells is the Co-founder and CEO of Five to Nine, a venture-backed startup that provides event management and evaluation software for program leaders at companies. She founded the company to streamline the process of planning, organizing, and tracking employee engagement programs, addressing a significant gap she identified while working as an IT consultant. Shells holds a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Under her leadership, Five to Nine has raised about $6 million in seed funding and has become a key player in enhancing workplace engagement and diversity initiatives. Recognized on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in Enterprise Technology, Shells is committed to supporting community builders and fostering inclusive work environments.

Lisa Skeete Tatum

Lisa Skeete Tatum is the Founder and CEO of Landit, a technology platform designed to increase the success and engagement of women and diverse groups in the workplace. She founded Landit in response to her own career inflection point after a decade as a venture capitalist at Cardinal Partners. Landit provides personalized career pathing solutions to help companies attract, develop, and retain diverse talent. Skeete Tatum holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She has been recognized as a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and has been featured in major publications like the Wall Street Journal and Forbes. Her leadership at Landit has been instrumental in empowering women to navigate their career paths successfully.

Dana Weeks

Dana Weeks is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of MedTrans Go, a healthcare technology startup based in Atlanta, Georgia. She founded the company alongside Dr. Obi Ugwonali to address the $150 billion problem of medical appointment cancellations in the US. MedTrans Go provides non-emergency medical transportation, interpretation, home health care, and delivery services through a single interface. Prior to MedTrans Go, Weeks held leadership positions at Pfizer and AT&T, and co-founded the Black Angel Tech Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Stanford University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Weeks also serves on several boards, including The Westminster Schools of Atlanta, Alliance Theater of Atlanta, and Blue Owl Capital. Her work at MedTrans Go focuses on improving patient access to care and reducing healthcare disparities through technology-driven solutions.

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Mansi Singh
Mansi is an Associate Content Strategist. She holds interest that centers around use of Gen AI in enhancing daily lives and she is dedicated to exploring the latest trends and tools in AI. She can be reached at mansi.singh@aimresearch.co
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