Exciting times watching Megan Smith change how the world sees women in tech!
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Megan Smith Remaking Tech Policy
The New York Times has a lovely feature on Megan Smith, ex-Google and now advisor to President Obama on technology policy.
The article notes that Smith has already had a notable impact on the White House, including ensuring that President Obama meet Vinton G. Cerf, Google’s Vice President and one of the chief architects of the Internet, and Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web. This helped Obama to support a free and open Internet.
Smith has advised Obama about how to recruit top technology workers, including women, to improve digital and mobile services. She also developed TechShop, a “maker space” that brings together health practitioners, engineers and designers to improve protective suits for health workers fighting the Ebola virus. Smith was also the brains behind the White House’s “untold history of women in science and technology” website that promotes historical STEM women and encourages ordinary women in STEM to share their own stories.
All of this in less than six months! What will she do next?
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