Almost half of Google’s management team is made up of women — here they are

Ruth Porat

Fortune 100 companies have never been great at putting women in charge, and tech companies aren’t an exception — only three of the top 10 US tech companies have women at the helm.

And while Google has a male CEO in Sundar Pichai and a male chief executive at its parent company, Alphabet, it’s made strides when it comes to women in leadership roles: Women make up nearly half of Google’s management team (46% to be exact). 

While it’s not a perfect 50-50 split — there are six women and seven men — it’s more equal than any other top tech company’s executive team.

Of Apple’s 11 top execs, only one is a woman: Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of retail. Microsoft does a bit better with three female execs out of 15, and IBM has four women out of 21 execs, plus a female CEO in Ginny Rometty. While Intel has the same number of women Google does, it also has 22 male executives.

But it’s Google that has the most gender equality among its leadership team, including Pichai’s second-in-command, CFO Ruth Porat. Take a look:

SEE ALSO: The incredible rise of Ruth Porat, CFO at one of the most valuable companies in the world

Diane Greene, senior vice president of Google Cloud

In November 2015, Google scored a huge coup by acquiring Bebop Technologies, a startup in the cloud-computing software space led by Diane Greene. Google convinced its board to hire Greene to lead all its cloud businesses, including Google for Work, Cloud Platform, and Google Apps. 

Greene is a legend in Silicon Valley: she founded VMware with her husband and Stanford professor, Mendel Rosenblum, and a few others in the late 1990s. She then served as the company’s first CEO and led it through its sale to EMC for $635 million.

 

Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube

Wojcicki was Google’s 16th (and first female) employee and became CEO of YouTube in 2014. As senior vice president of product management, Wojcicki oversaw Google’s two main advertising products, AdWords and AdSenseBut even before her promotion to YouTube boss, Wojcicki was known as “the most important Googler you’ve never heard of.” 

Wojcicki also helped Google get its start: She rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they first started Google.

Jessica Powell, vice president of global communications

Powell originally joined Google in 2006 and previously led Google’s PR teams for Asia, Southern Europe, and emerging markets. After Google’s previous PR boss, Rachel Whetstone, left the company in 2015, Powell took the helm. 

 

See the rest of the story at Business Insider


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