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The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by Lordsurh: 9:24am On Nov 03, 2016


Technology is one field you won’t find many female engineers but it is a fascinating career option.

As a female engineers it can be a little horrible working in the tech industry, due to high rate of sexism. But nevertheless, there are so many female Engineers who are currently successful in the tech industry and their stories can serve as an inspiration for young and innovative female students out there.

There has been a huge push these days to encourage more girls to learn coding and to hire more women engineers once they graduate. Because, women are vastly outnumbered by men in technical jobs to about 3:1 and that is why sometimes it is necessary to give a shout-out to these female Engineers.
Like it was mentioned, there are so many but in this list we present to you, 10 Inspirational Female Engineers In The World.

10) Erica Baker.


Company: Slack.

Title: Senior engineer.

Erica Baker is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech and for expanding access to tech education.

Erica started her career in tech doing domain registrations for University of Alaska Statewide System before joining Google in 2006. She joined Slack in 2015 and currently serves as a tech mentor for Black Girls Code.

She was also included in WIRED Magazine’s 2016 Next List. Erica is currently based in Oakland, California.

The inspiring part of Erica’s career is how she landed a top engineering job at Slack. Erica Baker made headlines when she wrote a post on Medium titled “The Other Side of Diversity” in November 2014. She talked about how difficult it was for a black woman to rise up in Silicon Valley.

At that time Erica was an engineer at Google “I know this: I am not my job. I am not my industry or its stereotypes. I am a black woman who happens to work in the tech industry. I don’t need to change to fit within my industry. My industry needs to change to make everyone feel included and accepted,” Baker wrote.

Reports from leading tech firms reveal that, on average, 71% of employees are men, 29% are women, 60% identify as white, 23% Asian, 8% Latino, and 7% black.

After staying at Google a few more months, she landed a job at Slack as a build-and-release engineer in May 2015.

Read her full story here.>>>http://finance.yahoo.com/news/slack-senior-engineer-erica-baker-stewart-butterfield-diversity-in-tech-silicon-valley-154010403.html

9) Avni Shah.


Company: Google.

Title: Director, Product management.

Shah graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.Sc in Computer Science, she heads up heads up Chrome development at Google. She was one of the few women to have given a presentation at Google’s Developer conference I/O. Most especially because Google is really trying to close the gap between men and women in tech and it needed to show that by show casing some of its women engineers in top leadership position.

Her LinkedIn profile.>>>https://www.linkedin.com/in/avni24

cool Emily White.


Title: COO.

Company: Snapchat.

Emily graduated from Vanderbilt University, U.S. She has been a popular name in the tech industry for a while now due to her past work experience, Emily headed Business Operations at Instagram, then worked at Facebook on Mobile Business Development and Partnerships. Even before this she was Director, Sales and Operation at Google in 2009, and was promoted to head Emerging Businesses the following year.

Emily is a current board member of Hyperloop Technologies.

Her LinkedIn profile.>>>https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-white-5ab263

7) Merline Saintil.


Title: Head of Operations for the office of the CTO at Intuit.

Company: Intuit.

Merline is currently the head of operations for the office of the CTO at Intuit and has distinguished herself as a leader in fast growing sectors of cloud computing, mobile, online payments and commerce.

Her path has taken her from engineering, PMing, to executive roles at Yahoo!, PayPal, Adobe and Sun. Before her role at Intuit, she was the head of global engineering operations for mobile and emerging products at Yahoo, where she was part of their massive platform shift to mobile

Prior to her time at Yahoo, Saintil was writing software and managing systems at Sun Microsystems, Adobe, PayPal, and Joeyent Inc.

Saintil earned a B.S. in computer science from Florida A&M University, Summa Cum Laude, and also attended Stanford University.

Her LinkedIn profile.>>>[img]https://www.linkedin.com/in/msaintil[/img]

6) Susan Wojcicki


Susan at her garage that helped kickstart Google.

Title: CEO.

Company: YouTube.

Susan is another top name in the tech industry due to her position as the CEO of Youtube. She graduated from Harvard University with an honours in Literature and History.

One great thing that inspires us all about Susan is that, In September 1998, the very same month that Google was incorporated, its founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin set up office in Wojcicki’s garage in Menlo Park. Before working at Google which started as it’s first marketing manager in 1999, susan worked in the marketing department also with Intel then proceeded to work as a Management Consultant at Bain & Company, R.B. Webber & Company.

She was the brain behind Adsense which is now Google’s second largest source of revenue. It was also reported that she was the one who asked the board to purchase Youtube, which was then a small-startup competing with Google.

In February 2014 she became the CEO of YouTube.

Her LinkedIn profile.>>>https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-wojcicki-b136a99

5) Marissa Mayer.


Title: President & CEO.

Company: Yahoo.

Marissa is the current CEO of Yahoo, She started off as a pre-medical student at the prestigious Standford University, but after sometime she changed her major to Symbolic Systems.

Marrissa also completed her M.S. in Computer Science with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence and was awarded an honoris causa doctorate degree by Illinois Institute of Technology in 2009, for her contribution in the field of Search.

In her early days she worked at Google as employee number 20 and was the company’s first female engineer. She oversaw the layout of Google’s well-known, unadorned search homepage.

When we talk about female engineers in the World you can do without mentioning Marissa.

Her LinkedIn profile.>>>https://www.linkedin.com/in/marissamayer

See remaining 4 here>>>http://smartgeek.com.ng/2016/11/01/inspirational-female-engineers-world/

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Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by Oahray: 9:55am On Nov 03, 2016
4. Zuhairah Washington

Title: General manager
Company: Uber

Zuhairah Washington is of the most inspirational female engineers in the World, currently she is the general manager for Uber’s D.C. Metro business, which includes Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.

In this capacity, Washington led the regional launches of, uberX uberPOOL, uberWAV and uberFAMILY.

Her LinkedIn profile.




3) Sheryl Sandberg.

Title: Chief Operating Officer.
Company: Facebook.

Sheryl is the COO of Facebook and also the founder of
Leanin.org (also known as the Lean In Foundation). In June 2012, she was elected to the board of directors, which made her the first woman to serve on the board of directors of the organization.

Before making her name at Google, where she joined as the Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations, she worked at McKinsey & Company, as the Management Consultant. After 7 years at Google she quitted and was latter recruited by Facebook to oversee their Business Operations.

In 2012, she was named in the Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world according to
Time magazine. As of June 2015, Sandberg is reported to be worth over US$1 billion, due to her stock holdings in Facebook and other companies.

Her LinkedIn profile.




2)Mauri Whalen.

Title: Vice president of the software and services group at Intel.
Company: Intel.

Whalen is another engineer in our list of inspiring female engineers in the world. She is Intel vice president and a software engineering director in the Open Source Technology Center (OTC), a team she helped found.

She is a big contributor to a lot of major Open Source Project the largest been the company’s contribution to Linux. Whalen is a big name in Intel due to her commitment to the company. She has been with Intel for 18years beginning her career as a quality assurance software engineer.

The company has twice honored her with its Intel Achievement Award, most recently in 2014 for leadership of a product called the Intel Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager (HAXM), which makes Android apps run faster on Intel devices.

Her LinkedIn profile.




1) Gwynne Shotwell.

Title: President & Chief Operating Officer of Space Explorations Technology Corporation (SpaceX).
Company: SpaceX.

Shotwell is a very interesting engineer and is arguably the best of all female engineers in the world. She is responsible for the running of one of the world’s most innovative company called SpaceX.

What does SpaceX do? They design, manufacture and launch rockets to space in a bid to conquer and “enable people to live on other planets,” it says. NASA recently awarded the company a $1.6 billion contract so as to carry supplies to the International Space Station.

Her journey in SpaceX started in 2002, the same year the project was funded. At the time she was vice president of business development and helped the company build the Falcon family of rockets, leading them to over 40 launches, and $3 billion in revenue.

Shotwell has master’s degrees from Northwestern University in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics and has penned dozens of papers on spacecraft design and engineering.

Her LinkedIn profile.


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I hope this gets to front page.

The average Nigerian girl has to realize that's there's so much she can become, besides Miss this-and-that.

@ LordSurh you wanted to ruin a nice thread.

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Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by FreshBoss007: 10:05am On Nov 03, 2016
Oahray:
I hope this gets to front page.
The average Nigerian girl has to realize that's there's so much she can become, besides Miss this-and-that.
@ LordSurh post everything here jor. Don't ruin a promising thread.
puna is the only skill some of them have

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Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by Antonblack(m): 10:09am On Nov 03, 2016
nice one most of them are americans and white women, just wish our nigeria girls will learn to compete in any course especially engineering
Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by Oahray: 10:11am On Nov 03, 2016
FreshBoss007:

puna is the only skill some of them have
maybe so. Maybe it's because they don't know better. Let's inspire them anyway tongue

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Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by ItzHoludex(m): 11:11am On Nov 03, 2016
naija girls thinking of guys dat will gv dem half of their salary.. see their fellow girls

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Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by PrettyClare7(f): 2:29pm On Nov 08, 2016
so inspiring.

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Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by TES2LA(m): 5:26pm On Nov 08, 2016
This is cool
Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by Dcaliphate(m): 6:39am On Nov 13, 2016
My sisters, look at the role models to pick from,... leave Nikky Minaj and Miley Cyrus them angry

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Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by mrvitalis(m): 6:40am On Nov 13, 2016
Ok
Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by monaPhilz: 6:43am On Nov 13, 2016
Encouraging
Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by elobyobi: 6:44am On Nov 13, 2016
Nice piece. I wonder when a Nigerian institution will award a car, cash prize and one year sponsorship support for female inventors and innovators. And just a handshake for Miss Anambra...or whatever state.

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Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by Jamesmatic(m): 6:44am On Nov 13, 2016
I pity 4 my country.. Ashawo full am..

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Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by VickyRotex(f): 6:45am On Nov 13, 2016
Op Nice One! cool

Yes! Time to encourage more women to take up challenges in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Proud to be one! kiss kiss



Watch that Space, I'm coming like Grace Hopper! cool kiss

To encourage:

Someone made a 30 seconds video of what Female STEM conference meant to her, and this earned her an invite to the HQ of one of these famous IT companies recently and other good stuffs.

Now, the company is requesting she posts that video on a Youtube channel so they can use her as a model to encourage young ladies afraid of taking up challenges in STEM. smiley

Pursue your passion!

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Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by paschal47(m): 6:46am On Nov 13, 2016
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Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by martineverest(m): 6:47am On Nov 13, 2016
number 5 is the worst CEO of 2016

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Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by shankara7: 6:50am On Nov 13, 2016
These are IT professionals and not engineers.

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Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by austinbrown: 6:51am On Nov 13, 2016
Lol see oyibo babes, come down to Nigeria any girl u talk to go carry all em family problem put for Ur head, make u dey spend, if they send them to school dem go go dey go become ashawo or runs girls. Mad people

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Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by Nobody: 6:55am On Nov 13, 2016
Meanwhile, most Nigerians destroy their female kids self-esteem as soon as she is born, no wonder we don't have any Nigerian female on this list

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Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by Nobody: 6:58am On Nov 13, 2016
FreshBoss007:

puna is the only skill some of them have

How would you know this if you are not a professional sampler?
Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by Nobody: 6:59am On Nov 13, 2016
Jamesmatic:
I pity 4 my country.. Ashawo full am..

Stop patronizing them, you have no right to post that girl's picture she may not even be one and you are tarnishing her image

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Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by KingBelieve: 7:02am On Nov 13, 2016
U mean my uncle that catches different kinds of animals alive with his bear hands is still not an engineer let alone be among d top 10 shocked
Re: The 10 Most Inspirational Female Engineers In The World by smithereen: 7:02am On Nov 13, 2016
austinbrown:
Lol see oyibo babes, come down to Nigeria any girl u talk to go carry all em family problem put for Ur head, make u dey spend, if they send them to school dem go go dey go become ashawo or runs girls. Mad people

Gbam! Word for word correct.

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