Most powerful women in tech 2017

The annual Forbes list highlights some of the most influential women in the technology industry

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The annual ‘World’s Most Powerful Women’ list from Forbes highlights the achievements and influence of women in a variety of fields: from CEOs to celebrity role models, entrepreneurs and politicians, such as Angela Merkel, who tops the list for the seventh time in a row.

Women in the technology sector feature prominently too, with six making it into the top 25, and 15 of the top 100 in total.

The list is ranked "by dollars controlled, impact, spheres of influence and media presence," according to Forbes. All figures are accurate as of the time of writing.

Here are some of the most influential women in technology from this year's Forbes list.