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  • The 22 Most Powerful Women Engineers In The World

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    It can be downright horrible to be a woman working in the tech industry these days. It's an industry that can't seem to cure itself of sexism. 
    Then again, it can be absolutely wonderful.
    There's a huge push these days to encourage more girls to learn to code and to hire more women engineers once they graduate. The tech industry knows it can't fill all the jobs it has while discouraging half the population from joining the industry. It also knows that it can't do a good job of designing new tech products for women if women aren't part of the design process.
    Because women are vastly outnumbered by men in technical jobs (about 3:1), they are even harder to find in leadership roles. But they do exist.
    And once a year, we like to give a shout-out to these women. No. 22: LinkedIn, Sarah Clatterbuck
    Name: Sarah Clatterbuck
    Job title: Senior manager, web development at LinkedIn
    Why she's powerful: LinkedIn would be nothing without its website and Sarah Clatterbuck sets the technical standards for web development and leads several web development teams.
    She's a big believer in Web Accessibility, too, making the web easier to use for people with disabilities and leads the company's task force on that. Clatterbuck is also a mentor for girls learning to code in the Bay Area.
    No. 21: Box, Divya Jain
    Name: Divya Jain
    Job title: Staff data scientist and engineer lead at Box
    Why she's powerful: Jain joined Box in 2013 when Box bought the technology behind dLoop, the company she cofounded. (Box is careful not to say that it acquired the whole company.) dLoop is a data analysis tool that helps enterprises discover information and insights.
    Page 2 of 2 - Now she's leading a project that will help Box's customers search and analyze documents.
    Jain previously held roles at EMC, Kazeon Systems (acquired by EMC), and was senior software engineer at Sun Microsystems. She holds a graduate degree in data mining and analysis from Stanford.
    No. 20: Citrix, Ashi Sareen
    Name: Ashi Sareen 
    Job title: Director of product development for the mobility team at Citrix
    Why she's powerful: Citrix is a $3 billion company with 7,000 employees. Its flagship product helps enterprises run apps over the network on any device.
    Ashi leads product development for the company's important mobility product called XenMobile. She runs a team of about 33 people, six managers, each of whom manages their own teams.
    No. 19: Box, Tamar Bercovici
    Name: Tamar Bercovici
    Job title: Senior manager of Backend Engineering at Box
    Why she's powerful: Bercovici joined Box in February 2011 as the first woman hired to its infrastructure department, known as the "Backend Engineering" team.
    She's now a senior engineering manager where she leads a database project, known as Distributed Data Systems Team.
    Bercovici is also in charge of Box’s twice-yearly Hackathon and is active on the speaking circuit. She's given talks at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Percona Live and Velocity Europe.
    Prior to Box, Bercovici was an early-stage employee at XMPie (now a Xerox company).
    She holds a doctorate in computer science from the Technion Institute of Technology, the Israeli version of MIT.
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