5 Top Engineering Gals in Tech

The other day I posted a post about 5 Guys in Tech.  So to keep it fair here are some Gals in Tech. Despite the rumors, there are plenty of women who work in the tech industry.

I have just picked out 5 gals who have had success in the Tech Computer industry.

Andrea Burbank, Search and Data Mining Engineer at Pinterest


Pinterest, a social networking site that has been growing rapidly and very popular with women.  In fact about 80% of the users are women.

It is also becoming known in the industry as a great place for women engineers. So far it’s nabbed them from Apple, Quora, Google, YouTube, Bing/Powerset, and LinkedIn.

Andrea Burbank joined Pinterest last summer from Microsoft where she worked on Bing.

She landed at Microsoft from Powerset, a company that created a natural language search engine. It was acquired by Microsoft for $100 million in 2008.


Jocelyn Goldfein, Director of Engineering at Facebook


Jocelyn Goldfein is responsible for new product design and architecture in Facebook’s crucial engineering department.

Her teams work on News Feed, search, and photos. Anybody who uses Facebook, who doesn’t, will know how important this role is.

Before Facebook, Goldfein was a vice president at VMware. A virtual machine software company.

Like many of the other women in these top engineering positions, Goldfein is also a mentor helping young women enter the engineer field.

Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo



As the woman tasked with turning around Yahoo, and someone who is unafraid of controversy, Mayer is arguably the most visible woman engineer in tech.

She was employee No. 20 at Google and the company’s first female engineer. She helped Google develop its search technologies and worked on a long list of other key products including images, maps, books, news, and the toolbar.

She also sits on the board of directors of Walmart.


Jen Fitzpatrick, VP of Engineering for Geo and Local, Google


Jen Fitzpatrick is one of Google’s earliest employees. She joined the company in 1999 where she first worked on making Google’s search results better.

She’s also worked on Google’s user interface, its Web Directory search service, Google Maps and lots of other projects.

She took over Google’s geo-loco mobile tech, the area that area that Marissa Meyer worked on before she moved to Yahoo.



Ruchi Sanghvi, Head of Operations, Dropbox


Ruchi Sanghvi was working at a company called Cove. Cove was working on a collaboration product before it was acquired by Dropbox. Once Dropbox had acquired Cove Ruchi landed the Head of Operations for Dropbox.

Sanghvi was Facebook’s first female engineer. She led product management for Facebook Platform and Facebook Connect, among other projects.



You can find more details of top female tech engineers at Business Insider

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3 replies on “5 Top Engineering Gals in Tech”

I think these women are really cool and commendable but Marissa Mayer stands out. I’ve followed her journey through Yahoo and I must say she contributed a lot to Yahoo’s success.

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