Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

Three Israeli’s Make ’22 Most Powerful Women Engineers in the World’ List

As curated by Business Insider

By: NoCamels Team

Published: July 25th, 2014 in Business » Israel

Because women are vastly outnumbered by men in the tech industry, at a ratio of about three to one, women in the highest positions are even more rare. But they do exist.

Every year, Business Insider gives a shout-out to women in the tech industry with its list of “most powerful women engineers in the world.” This year, the publication featured 22 women, of which three were Israeli, by far the largest number of any country when compared to Israel’s small size and population.

Here are the Startup Nation’s three female engineering stars:

1. Tal Rabin, IBM

Three Israeli Women Nab Top Spots In 22 Most Powerful Women Engineers In The World List

Who is she? Manager and a research staff member of the cryptography research group at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center.

Why Business Insider says she’s powerful:“Rabin’s early career was almost like the movie “Good Will Hunting.” When she was a student, she solved a math problem that experts thought couldn’t be solved. (It’s complicated, something to do with calculating numbers when most of them are not known, she told Business Insider).

At IBM she leads a team working on inventing whole new ways to secure computer data. The work is so advanced that Rabin was awarded the top honor at The Anita Borg Institute’s 2014 Women of Vision awards.

She’s also chairs conferences and professional organizations in her field. She has a doctorate in computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was a postdoctoral Fellow at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science.”

This article was first published on NoCamels – Israeli Innovation News and was re-posted with permission. To continue reading this article on the site, click here.

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