Women100 by Technology Issue

It’s International Women’s Day, and we’re happy to bring out our special edition, ‘Women 100: By Technology Issue’.

Women empowerment is something that people have been advancing towards over recent times. It helps women break the shackles of their family and society and emerge as individuals with a lot of potentials to achieve great feats. It not only brings out the hidden strengths in them but also builds the nation and civilization as a whole.

The abilities of women in making decisions, education, and profession have been largely suppressed since ages, considering them inferior to men. When it comes to backward or underdeveloped nations, the condition is far worse, as women are hardly allowed to make decisions for themselves or for the household.

Such a terrible condition has been seen in some of the African countries, where less than 5% of the top executive positions in prominent companies have been taken up by women. In Venezuela, the situation is so terrible that some women were trying to flee the country, sell their hair, breast milk and sex in exchange for money and food. Many such social evils are pulling women down, which is what makes women empowerment and support so very essential.

Technology Issue is one of the leading media houses in the world that concentrates mainly on tech developments, business, investments, and leadership. Also, a part of our company is the highly acclaimed publication ‘Technology Issue’. This small effort by Technology Issue is intended towards providing recognition to women leaders for their services, thereby encouraging and urging more women to step up and follow their dreams.

We have made a listing of 100 women from all around the world who have been excellent leaders and helped their companies achieve amazing growth during their time in office.


Ginni Rometty

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Ginni Rometty

Designation: CEO

Company: IBM

Country: USA

Number of employees: 3,70,000

sunita sharma

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Sunita Sharma

Designation: MD

Company: LIC Housing Finance

Country: India

Number of employees: 1,15,000

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Dong Mingzhu

Designation: Chairwoman and President

Company: Gree Electric Appliances

Country: China

Number of employees: 70,000


Emma Walmsley

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Emma Walmsley

Designation: CEO

Company: GalaxoSmithKline

Country: UK

Number of employees: 1,00,000


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Serpil Timuray

Designation: Chief Executive of Vodafone Africa, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific region

Company: Vodafone

Country: Turkey

Number of employees:1,10,000

Abigail Johnson

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Abigail Johnson

Designation: Chairman and CEO

Company: Fidelity Investments

Country: USA

Number of employees: 50,000

Shemara Wikramanayake

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Shemara Wikramanayake

Designation: CEO Designate

Company: Macquarie Group

Country: Australia

Number of employees: 14,000

Maria Silvia Bastos

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Maria Silvia Bastos

Designation: President and CEO

Company: Goldman Sachs Brazil

Country: Brazil

Number of employees: 36,000

Gillian Tans

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Gillian Tans

Designation: CEO

Company: Booking Holdings

Country: Netherlands

Number of employees: 23,000

Maria Ramos

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Maria Ramos

Designation: CEO

Company: Absa

Country: South Africa

Number of employees: 40,000

Women leaders based on Geographical areas


  • Harriet Green, CEO, IBM Asia Pacific (UK)
  • Ana Botín, Executive Chairperson, Banco Santander (Spain)
  • Isabelle Kocher, CEO, Engie (France)
  • Alison Cooper, CEO, Imperial Brands (U.K.)
  • Melanie Kreis, CFO, Deutsche Post (Germany)
  • Anne Richards, CEO Designate, Fidelity International (U.K.)
  • Veronique Laury, CEO, Kingfisher (U.K.)
  • Ann Cairns, Vice Chairman, Mastercard (U.K.)
  • Nancy McKinstry, Chairman and CEO, Wolters Kluwer (Netherland)
  • Angeliki Frangou, CEO & chairman, Navios Group of companies (Greece)
  • Christina Verchere, CEO, OMV Petrom (U.K)
  • Birgitte Bonnesen, CEO and President, Swedbank AB (Sweden)
  • Miuccia Prada, CEO, Fashion Designer, Prada S.p.A (Italy)
  • Dominique Senequier, President, Ardian (France)
  • Patricia Scanlon, Founder, SoapBox Labs (Ireland)
  • Luz Rello, Founder and CEO, Change Dyslexia (Spain)
  • Annika Falkengren, CEO, SEB (Sweden)
  • Dominique Leroy, CEO, Belgacom (Belgium)


  • Lucy Peng, CEO, Lazada, Alibaba (China)
  • Chua Sock Koong, Group CEO, Singapore Telecommunications (Singapore)
  • Isabel Ge Mahe, VP and Managing Director, Greater China, Apple (China)
  • Sarah Al Suhaimi, CEO, NCB Capital (Saudi Arabia)
  • Lubna Olayan, Deputy Chairperson and CEO, Olayan Financing (Saudi Arabia)
  • Han Seong-Sook, CEO, Naver (South Korea)
  • Güler Sabancı, Chairman, Sabancı Holding (Turkey)
  • Rakefet Russak-Aminoach, President and CEO, Leumi Group (Israel)
  • Zia Mody, Co-founder, AZB & Partners (India)
  • Alice G Vaidyan, MD, GIC of India (India)
  • Suneeta Reddy, MD, Apollo Hospitals (India)
  • Anshula Kant, MD (Stressed Assets Risk & Compliance), SBI (India)
  • Jean Liu, President, Didi Chuxing (China)
  • Wu Yajun, Chairwoman, Longfor Group (China)
  • Maggie Wei Wu, CFO, Alibaba (China)
  • Joey Wat, CEO, Yum China Holdings (China)
  • Mallika Srinivasan, MD & CEO, TAFE (India)
  • Debarati Sen, Managing director, 3M India (India)
  • Vishakha Mulye, Executive director, ICICI Bank (India)
  • Wang Fengying, Vice Chairman and General Manager, Great Wall Motor (China)
  • Olga Naumova, CEO, Magnit (Russia)
  • Ho Ching, Executive Director and CEO, Temasek (Singapore)
  • Olivia Lum, CEO, Hyflux (Singapore)
  • Chew Gek Khim, Chairman, Straits trading company (Singapore)
  • Kaku Nakhate, Country head, Bank of America (India)
  • Zainab Mohammed, CEO, Wasl (UAE)
  • Yvonne Chia, CEO, Shell Refining Company (Malaysia)
  • Raja Easa Al Gurg, MD, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (UAE)
  • Renuka Jagtiani, CEO & Chairwoman, Landmark Group (UAE)


  • Elizabeth Gaines, CEO, Fortescue Metals Group
  • Gina Rinehart, Owner and Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting Group
  • Ronni Kahn, Founder & CEO, OzHarvest
  • Alison M Kitchen, National Chairman, KPMG Australia
  • Carol Austin, Director and Chairman of Board Risk Committee, HSBC Bank Australia
  • Barbara Chapman, Chairman, Genesis Energy Ltd (New Zealand)
  • Melanie Perkins, Co-Founder & CEO, Canva
  • Carol Austin, Director and Chairman of Board Risk Committee, HSBC Bank Australia
  • Nora L Scheinkestel, Director, Telstra
  • Raelene Castle, CEO, Australian Rugby Union
  • Catherine Livingstone, Chairperson, Commonwealth Bank of Australia


  • Nunu Ntshingila, Head of Africa, Facebook (South Africa)
  • Yolanda Zoleka Cuba, CEO, Vodafone Ghana (Ghana)
  • Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, Country General Manager, IBM Ghana (Ghana)
  • Rebecca Miano, MD & CEO, Kengen (Kenya)
  • Hend El Sherbini, CEO, Integrated Diagnostics Holding (Egypt)
  • Jennifer Riria, CEO, Kenya Women Holdings (Kenya)
  • Stella Njunge, CEO, Sanlam Life (Kenya)
  • Fathia Bennis, CEO, Maroclear (Morocco)
  • Janine Kacou Diagou, CEO, NSIA (Ivory Coast)
  • Carole Kariuki, CEO, KEPSA (Kenya)
  • Phuti Mahanyele, CEO, Shanduka Group (South Africa)

North and South America

  • Mayra González, President and Managing Director, Nissan México, Nissan (Mexico)
  • Irene Rosenfeld, Director, Qualcomm (USA)
  • Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar Corp. (Canada)
  • Charmaine Crooks, President, NGU Consultants (Canada)
  • Lynn Good, Chairman, President, and CEO, Duke Energy (USA)
  • Tricia Griffith, President and CEO, Progressive (USA)
  • Pam Nicholson, President and CEO, Enterprise Holdings (USA)
  • Ann-Marie Campbell, EVP, U.S. Stores, Home Depot (USA)
  • Moya Greene, CEO, Royal Mail (Canada)
  • Anne Finucane, Vice Chairman, Bank Of America (USA)
  • Laurie Schultz, President & CEO, ACL (Canada)
  • Manjit Minhas, CEO, Minhas Breweries and Distilleries (Canada)
  • Meg Whitman, CEO, Quibi (USA)
  • Patricia Woertz, President & CEO, Archer Daniels Midland (USA)
  • Gail Boudreaux, President & CEO, Anthem Inc. (USA)
  • Deanna M. Mulligan, CEO, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (USA)
  • Dawn Farrell, President and CEO, TransAlta Corporation (Canada)
  • Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar Corporation (Canada)
  • Gianna Manes, President and CEO, ENMAX Corporation (Canada)
  • Adriana Cisneros, CEO, Cisneros (Venezuela)
  • Geisha Williams, CEO, PG&E (Cuba)

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