|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley (B.S. in Computer Science)|
|Occupation||Director, Co-founder and former president of Marvell Technology Group|
I grew up in a Chinese family where the parents' No. 1 priority is the kids' education.
A lot of people believe women can't do tech-y stuff. Becoming nerdy doesn't have to mean the short-haired guy, but can be the woman with very long, beautiful hair.
Women have their own strengths, like fashion. In technology, we can contribute in a big way in terms of the design of the user interface.
It is pure mythology that women cannot perform as well as men in science, engineering and mathematics. In my experience, the opposite is true: Women are often more adept and patient at untangling complex problems, multitasking, seeing the possibilities in new solutions and winning team support for collaborative action.
I believe it is in the world's interest to develop environments that fully engage women and leverage their natural talents.
Technology is a nerdy field. That's why I called myself a 'geek.' It requires a lot of training and encouragement at a very young age.
In terms of achievement, the pride is very important to me. It keeps me going every day. The money is always second to me.
In science, technology, engineering and mathematics, men far outnumber women in the classroom and the boardroom.
Technology is one of the key drivers of female economic empowerment, but the fields that women choose to participate in are still decidedly gendered.
I was very fortunate when I was little – I played basketball. You really absolutely learn how to be a team player, how to win a game, to accomplish things, not just for yourself.