Image 1 of 12
ntCarole Bartz: Say what you will about her strategy as Yahoo! CEO, this the third company where she has made a difference (after Autodesk and Sun).
ntShona Brown: As senior vice president of business operations, Brown has brought
ntadult supervision the Google team since 2003.
ntUrsula Burns: The first African-American woman to head a Fortune 500 company,
ntthe Xerox CEO was hand-picked by her successor, Anne Mulcahy.
ntSafra Catz: She is one of Larry Ellison’s most loyal managers; on the board for a
ntdecade and president for the past seven years.
ntDonna Dubinsky: As the CEO of Palm and later Handspring, she was at the
ntforefront of the mobile computing movement.
ntJudy Estrin: A serial entrepreneur, she exploded stereotypes by co-founding four
ntcompanies Bridge Communications, Network Computing Devices, Precept Software
ntand Packet Design.
ntAnne Mulcahy (left): The former CEO credited with helping Xerox recover from the brink
ntAnn Livermore: Even though she was passed over as CEO successor, the career HP
ntemployee has ably led HP Enterprise Services since 2004.
ntVirginia Rometty: The IBM Senior Vice President and Group Executive for Sales,
ntMarketing and Strategy manages IBM’s revenue: $99 billion+ in 2010.
ntSheryl Sandberg: The Facebook COO was recruited from Google — where she
nthelped found its philanthropic organization.
ntLinda Sanford: The IBM Senior Vice President is bringing IBM’s internal IT into the era of cloud computing.
ntPadmasree Warrior: Currently the Chief Technology Officer of Cisco, Warrior
ntpreviously held the same title at Motorola.