Getting more women into tech jobs has been a focus for many Silicon Valley companies, and rightfully so. Based on diversity reports released by large tech companies, women are far outnumbered by their male counterparts.
Google, in particular, has struggled. In 2018, the search giant employed just 30.9% women, compared to 32% at Apple and 36% at Facebook. What’s more, the ratio of women at Google has barely budged since the company began releasing its diversity report in 2014, when it stood at 30%.
In its most recent report, Google said there were “modest but hopeful signs of success in hiring” when it came to “reaching greater workforce representation of women globally.”
Perhaps a more encouraging statistic is Google’s ratio of women in leadership over the years, which has risen from 20.8% in 2014 to 25.5% in 2018. Beyond simply reaching managerial status, women at Google today lead some of the largest and strategically important teams.
Some, like YouTube’s chief exec and Google’s chief financial officer, are well known throughout the business world. Others, who oversee products or businesses of growing importance, are lesser known outside the Googleplex campus.
Here is Business Insider’s list of the top 15 most powerful women at Google: