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11 of 31 Engineers Like You: Meet Nandini Ramani
Famous Women Engineers

Number 11: Twitter’s Nandini Ramani

No. 11: Twitter's Nandini Ramani

Meet Twitter’s very own, Nandini Ramani, who serves as vice president of engineering at Twitter. She’s responsible for engineering processes across Twitter’s over 1,000-employee strong technical organization. She’s also a key player involved in the company’s product strategy for emerging markets, specifically India, and she is the executive sponsor of Twitter’s organization for women, @womeng.

Ramani is a champion of many other projects, too, like Twitter’s Early Bird Camp internship program for college sophomores and the Twitter Academy internship program. Prior to Twitter she was a vice president at Oracle.

Thank you so much, Business Insider, for this incredible list of engineers!

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10 of 31 Engineers Like You: Meet Jana Messerschmidt

Number 10: Twitter’s Jana Messerschmidt

No. 10: Twitter's Jana Messerschmidt

She dreamed of doing great things, just like you. Now, Jana Messerschmidt is vice president of Twitter’s Global Business Development & Platform. She’s been at Twitter since 2010 by way of Netflix. It was her team that orchestrated most of Twitter’s huge partnership deals including deals with Apple, Google, IBM, Salesforce and Comcast. She oversess a huge organization beyond partnerships. It includes enterprise sales, developer relations, marketing and technical program management and data science.

Messerschmidt is also known as a founding partner in #Angels, a team of senior women business leaders, mainly from Twitter, who are investing in early stage startups.

Thanks, Business Insider, for this great list of powerhouse engineers!

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9 of 31 Engineers Like You: Meet Jocelyn Goldfein

Number 9: Zetta Ventures’ Jocelyn Goldfein

No. 9: Zetta Ventures' Jocelyn Goldfein

She once dreamt of being a world class professional and then shazam – she became one! Jocelyn Goldfein is a general partner at VC firm Zetta Ventures. Goldfein is one of the best-known female engineers in the Valley. When she was at Facebook, she brought machine learning algorithms to the News Feed and led some of the company’s successful moves into mobile.

At VMware, she worked on the company’s bread-and-butter tech, known as virtualization and also launched the company’s $150 million desktop business.

Before becoming a full-time VC, Goldfein was an active angel investor, who backed over 20 startups, particularly in infrastructure and AI. She on the board of Harvey Mudd College and lectures at Stanford.

Thanks, Business Insider, for this great list of powerful engineers!

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8 of 31 Engineers Like You: Meet Rosa Ramos-Kwok
Famous Women Engineers

Number 8: Bank of America’s Rosa Ramos-Kwok

No. 8: Bank of America's Rosa Ramos-Kwok

Keep dreaming, girls, because dreams come true! Just look at Rosa Ramos-Kwok who was a dreaming girl like you and now is managing director of BofA’s Shared Services Operations Technology. She and her team are responsible for processing transactions, and a host of other projects ranging from supporting deposit products to a detecting money laundering schemes. Prior to BofA, she ran the American infrastructure for Morgan Stanley.

Ramos-Kwok is also on the board of the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council.

Thank you, Business Insider, for this great list of powerful engineers!

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7 of 31 Engineers Like You: Meet Yanbing Li
Famous Women Engineers

Number 7: Meet VMware’s Yanbing Li

No. 7: VMware's Yanbing Li

Not too long ago, Yanbing Li was a girl with dreams, just like you. Today she is senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Storage and Availability business unit. The group’s products are used by over 7,000 companies, VMware says, and the team has 1000 people in 5 countries.

Li, who has a PhD in electrical engineering and computer engineering, has been with VMware since 2008. She led the company’s China and emerging market operations. She was named on this list in 2015, too, at rank No. 7 and so internally, her nickname became 007.

Thank you, Business Insider, for this great resource of amazing engineers!

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6 of 31 Engineers Like You: Meet Regina Dugan
Famous Women Engineers

Number 6: Regina Dugan

No. 6: Facebook's Regina Dugan

Keep dreaming, girls, and with hard work you could make your dreams come true just like Regina Dugan. Today she is Facebook’s vice president of Engineering, for the Building 8 group. Dugan leads Building 8, the team responsible for Facebook’s moonshot projects. Building 8 is fairly secretive but we know her mission is to turn R&D into products, and fast.

Prior to Facebook, Regina led the Advanced Technology and Projects team at Google and she served as a member of the senior leadership team at Google-owned Motorola Mobility.

However, she may be best known for her time as a director of DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), the first woman to lead DARPA.

Thank you, Business Insider, for this great list of powerhouse engineers!

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5 of 31 Engineers Like You: Meet Priya Balasubramaniam
Famous Women Engineers

Number 5: Apple’s Priya Balasubramaniam

No. 5: Apple's Priya Balasubramaniam

She went from a little girl dreaming of doing great things to a global superstar engineer. Today, Priya Balasubramaniam is vice president of Apple’s iPhone Operations. She’s responsible for the organization that handles Apple’s supply chain and manufacturing for iPhones. We don’t know how many people it involves but we understand that her team is massive and global.

Her influence is global, too. For instance, she’s been instrumental in negotiating a new deal to manufacture Apple products in India, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Balasubramaniam has been at Apple since 2001, working her way up in the international supply chain team.

Thank you, Business Insider, for sharing these global engineers with us!

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4 of 31 Engineers Like You: Meet Reates Curry
Famous Women Engineers

Number 4: Ford’s Reates Curry

No. 4: Ford's Reates Curry

Today, Reates Curry, is a technical expert of Research and Innovation. But not too long ago, she was a girl just like you with dreams. That’s why she pursued a great education – she ended up getting a PhD in biomedical engineering (her specialty is human-machine/computer interaction). So cool!

She turned that education into a career at Ford’s Research and Innovation Center to build safer cars. She’s a member of the VIRtual Test Track EXperiment (VIRTTEX) laboratory, home of one of the world’s most advanced driving simulators. She’s published dozens of papers on her research and has been granted Ford’s prestigious Henry Ford Technology Award, not once but TWICE.

She’s also a leader in the National Society of Black Engineers.

Thank you, Business Insider, for this terrific resource for learning about world famous engineers!

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3 of 31 Engineers Like You: Meet Barbara Rusinko
Famous Women Engineers

Meet our 3rd Engineer Like YOU: Bechtel’s Barbara Rusinko

No. 3: Bechtel's Barbara Rusinko

Meet Barbara Rusinko, an executive vice president of construction giant Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental business unit and president of Bechtel National, its U.S. government services division. Pretty big lingo right there, huh? Yes. Very cool!

She was promoted about a year ago to EVP. With her promotion she was given the challenge to lead a multibillion dollar business of engineering and construction projects for the US government ranging from national security to environmental cleanup.

She’s been at Bechtel for more than 30 years, rising from an engineering intern to the top-ranked woman at the company. Awesome.

Thanks Business Insider for introducing us to these 31 amazing engineers!

 

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2 of 31 Engineers Like You: Meet Jill Hruby

Meet Our Second Engineer Like You: Sandia’s Jill Hruby

No. 2: Sandia's Jill Hruby

You are like Jill Hruby, too! She is the director of Sandia National Laboratories, a federally-funded research center. She got the job in 2015 becoming the first woman to run one of the nation’s three nuclear weapons labs. During the years prior to her promotion she worked on everything from nuclear weapons to solar power.
In 2016, the Society of Women Engineers honored her with its “upward mobility” award, for breaking the glass ceiling in one of the world’s most respected engineering organizations and for helping other women in the field as well.Thank you, Business Insider, for introducing us to these 31 amazing engineers!

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