The 43 most powerful female engineers of 2017


Women engineers 2017

Business Insider

In honor of National Engineer's week (February 19-25), we bring you our annual shout-out to the most powerful women engineers in tech.


Yes, the tech industry is doing a well-documented terrible job in attracting women into engineering. And once they enter this male-dominated world, some women are subject to some appalling sexism and/or sexual harassment.

But that only tells part of the story. There are also women who are leading important tech teams at important companies. And there are women who are building cool cutting-edge technologies at startups.

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In other words, there are women having fabulous careers at engineers, building the technology that millions of people use on a daily basis. With that in mind, here are 43 powerful women who are developers, designers, engineering directors, bio scientists, nuclear scientist and rocket scientists.