September 2, 2008

World's tech most powerful women

Hello friends here is a bad news for all those that thinks only men are the true and powerful faces of technology because Forbes recently released its annual list of ‘The World's 100 Most Powerful Women'.As all we know global IT industry may be led by men, but it has its share of fairer sex. Women who by their grit, substance and vision have emerged among the most powerful people of the global business world.Lets take a look at the profiles of these world's most powerful tech women.This list begins with the profile of Anne Mulcahy who is the Chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation.

1.Anne Mulcahy(Xerox Corp): Anne M Mulcahy tops the list of the most powerful tech women. She became CEO of Xerox in August 2001, and chairman on January 1, 2002.Mulcahy is credited of having pulled Xerox out of a near-fatal slump in 2002. Her ideas include colour printing, eco-friendly technologies and lucrative consulting services. To compete with rivals like Canon and Hewlett-Packard, Mulcahy doubled Xerox's software R&D budget to $1.5 billion.

She began her Xerox career as a field sales representative in 1976 and assumed increasingly responsible sales and senior management positions. From 1992-1995, Mulcahy was vice president for human resources, responsible for compensation, benefits, human resource strategy, labor relations, management development and employee training.Mulcahy became chief staff officer in 1997 and corporate senior vice president in 1998. Prior to that, she served as vice president and staff officer for Customer Operations, covering South America and Central America, Europe, Asia and Africa.Mulcahy earned a bachelor of arts degree in English/journalism from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY.

2.Safra A Catz(Oracle):Co-President of Oracle Corporation, Safra A Catz ranks at no. 15 on the list. An Oracle veteran, she served as an Executive Vice President from November 1999 to January 2004, and as Senior Vice President from April 1999 to October 1999.Safra A Catz has served as a President since January 2004, as Chief Financial Officer since November 2005, and as a Director since October 2001.

The magazine praises Catz for overseeing Oracle's numerous acquisitions -- the company's stock was recently trading near its five-year high.An Israeli, Catz held a key role in $10.3 billion takeover of software rival PeopleSoft. Prior to Oracle, Catz was at Donaldson and Lufkin & Jenrette, global investment banks.A bachelor's degree holder from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, she later pursued law from the University's Law School.

3.Ann Livermore(Hewlett-Packard): Head of Hewlett-Packard's $38 billion division, Ann Livermore ranks at no. 33 in the list of Forbes list of most powerful women.Among the 25 highest-paid women, her group includes servers, storage, software, and services for corporate clients. The products and services from this organization reach business and public sector customers of all sizes in more than 170 countries.Livermore rose through the ranks in sales, marketing and research and development.

She was on the short list of possible HP chiefs to replace Carly Fiorina.For more than two decades, Livermore has been involved with building solutions to help HP customers manage and transform their technology. Livermore was elected a corporate vice president in 1995 after holding a variety of management positions in marketing, sales, research and development, and business management. She joined the company in 1982.Livermore holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University. In 1997, Livermore was elected to the board of directors of United Parcel Service.

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