Nancy currently leads the SQL Server, public sector, and gaming teams for Windows on EC2 at Amazon Web Services. Previously, Nancy also led products at Rubrik, the fastest-growing enterprise software unicorn. With a history of building and launching large-scale enterprise systems in storage, data management, and networking, Nancy also led product at Google (Fiber) and systemintegration efforts for the U.S. Intelligence Community in Washington, D.C. She is passionate about the democratization of data and empowering more women tech leaders as the founder & CEO of Advancing Women in Product. Nancy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in engineering.
With groups creating programs to encourage females to consider STEM, what is the biggest barrier to entry that is still prevalent today?
Don't let other people ever make you believe what you can and cannot do. Despite what's out there in popular media and in society, there is no difference in the way females process STEM topics and male do. In fact, the first female computer scientist, Ada Lovelace was a woman!
What or who inspires you?
When I hear about women who've battled the odds to get educated in STEM and go on to inspiring other women, I get inspired to do the same myself. This is why I started a group to focus on how we can get more women in tech leadership roles, called Advancing Women in Product.
WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT/ACCOMPLISHMENT?
My proudest moment was when Advancing Women in Product was established. Since founding in 2017, we've grown to 6k+ members worldwide and have helped hundreds of our members get their dream jobs and promotions. It's truly my passion project and I'm so humbled by the resounding momentum we've been and to achieve.