CHARLESTON, S.C., April 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world's leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced that Mary Beth Westmoreland, Blackbaud's chief technology officer, has been named one of the 2017 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council. This definitive list honors the most extraordinary female leaders, influencers and achievers impacting the technology industry.Mary Beth was recognized for her leadership in Blackbaud's transformation to a cloud software company that is innovative, agile, and successful, for her mentorship to inspire other women and for her commitment to corporate citizenship. She was named alongside women executives from other leading software companies including Angela Ahrendts of Apple, Safra Catz of Oracle, Ana Corrales of Google, Peggy Johnson of Microsoft, Virginia Rometty of IBM and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook. "I want to thank the National Diversity Council for the honor of being named an influential woman in tech alongside these amazing leaders," said Mary Beth. "But it's the work of our talented engineers, architects, designers and all of our staff that made this possible. They challenge and inspire me every day, and I'm proud to share this recognition with them. I'm excited to be a part of an innovative, purpose-driven team and company that is truly powering an ecosystem of good." The National Diversity Council is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity and inclusion. The annual list recognizes female executives, influencers and achievers who contribute to the growth or strategic direction of their organization; demonstrate a commitment to corporate citizenship, integrity and ethical behavior; and serve as role models and mentors to inspire future generations of female professionals.