This is an updated list of even more talented technical experts in engineering, data, systems, cloud, and more – In 2017, we created a popular list of 12 Female Architects in Software and Data! Below are many more inspiring architects to watch in 2022:
#1 – Aida El-Toumi Murphy – Cloud Architect – AT&T
Aida has over 25 years experience at AT&T, where began her career as a software engineer. She is currently Cloud Architect at AT&T in the New York area. She earned her BS in engineering from Cornell and MS from UC Berkeley College of Engineering. In her spare time, she’s volunteered with Toastmasters.
#2 – Allison Holloway – Architect – Oracle
Allison has over a decade of experience working at Oracle, and is active in the database research community. She is currently an Architect at Oracle. She earned her BS in EECS from The University of Texas at Austin, and PhD in CS from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
#3 – Avery Wong Hagleitner – Software Architect – IBM
With over 20 years of experience at IBM, Avery is currently a Software Architect at IBM. She earned her BS in computer science from UC San Diego and her MS in software engineering from San Jose State University. In her spare time, she is an avid traveler and hiker.
#4 – Bhakti Mehta – Chief Architect, Confluence Cloud – Atlassian
With over 20 years of experience architecting, designing, and implementing software solutions on top of Java EE and other related technologies, Bhakti is currently Chief Architect Confluence Cloud at Atlassian. She earned her BE in computer engineering from Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology, and her MS in computer science from Binghamton University. She is the author of Developing RESTful Services with JAX-RS 2.0, WebSockets, and JSON, Packt Publishing, and RESTful Java Patterns and Best Practices.
#5 – Bing Zhu – Software Architect – Cadence Design Systems
With over 20 years of experience at Cadence Design Systems, Bing Zhu is currently a Software Architect at Cadence Design Systems. She earned her PhD in computer science from Peking University. She holds numerous patents.
#6 – Divya Mahajan – Director of Architecture – Fidelity Investments
Divya has over a decade of experience in engineering at Fidelity Investments. She is currently a Director of Architecture at Fidelity Investments. She earned her BS in information science from Visvesvaraya Technological University, her MS in MIS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and completed coursework (Data 8.1x: Foundations of Data Science: Computational Thinking with Python) at UC Berkeley through edX. In her spare time, she likes to hike, and can found on the mountains of New Hampshire, Africa, or South America.
#7 – Iris Melendez – Data Architect – Autodesk
Iris has worked as a developer, implementer, business and systems analyst, data modeler, data warehouse designer, data modeler, consultant, web designer and developer, project and people manager, and any other hat you can think of since the early 1980s. With over a decade of experience in data architecture and data warehousing at Autodesk, Iris is currently a Data Architect at Autodesk. She earned her degree in interior design from San Francisco State University.
#8 – Jeanine Walters – Principal Architect, Software Engineering – Salesforce
With over 18 years of experience working at Salesforce, Jeanine is currently a Principal Architect in software engineering at Salesforce. Prior to Salesforce, she held multiple technical positions for companies great and small, including an internet company that she founded. She earned her BS in math with computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She enjoys dancing and playing Capoeira.
#9 – Katie Sylor-Miller – Frontend Architect – Etsy
Katie is currently a Frontend Architect at Etsy, with over six years of experience at Etsy. Prior to Etsy, she worked at ConstantContact and EF Education in Massachusetts. In her spare time, she co-authors the zine Oh shit, Git!, based on her eponymous website ohshitgit.com. She earned her bachelor’s in computer science from Harvard Extension School.
#10 – Kris Berg – Senior Software Architect – Autodesk
Kris is currently a Senior Software Architect at Autodesk, with over 24 years of experience working at Autodesk. She’s working on the Fusion 360 product, which allows customers to create mechanical 3D Designs and define the manufacturing process. She earned her BS in computer science from Oregon State University.
#11 – Leena Sampemane – Distinguished Architect – Intuit
Leena has over 25 years of experience working product and architecture at companies like Oracle and Intuit. Currently, she is a Distinguished Architect at Intuit, where she’s been for almost a decade. She earned her BS in general studies from Charter Oak State College and her data science credential from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.
#12 – Liping Dai – Lead System Architect – Visa
Liping has over 25 years of experience working in engineering. She is currently Lead System Architect at Visa, where she’s been at for over five years. She earned her BS in computer science from Tongji University and her MS in software engineering from San Jose State University.
#13 – Maria Lucena – Director of Architecture – Fidelity Investments
Maria is currently Director of Architecture at Fidelity Investments, where she’s been at for over six years. She has over a decade of experience working in software engineering. She earned her web development certificate from Strayer University, her Associate’s in IT from University of Massachusetts Lowell, and her BS in computer science from Tiffin University. She considers her two beautiful boys her most significant achievements.
#14 – Minnie Ho – Architect – Zoox (Amazon)
With over 20 years of experience working in engineering, Minnie is currently Architect at Zoox (acquired by Amazon), where she’s been for almost two years. She spent most of her career at Intel as a chip architect. She earned her BS in EECS from Princeton University, her MS and PhD in EECS from Stanford University, and deep learning and self-driving cars course certificates from Coursera. In her spare time, she’s been a board member of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra.
#15 – Mónica Carrillo Goren – Staff Engineer, Platform Technical Architecture – Slack
Mónica has over 20 decades of experience working in engineering and leadership working at companies including The Honest Company, Facebook, MySpace, Verizon, and Lucent Technologies. Currently, she is a Staff Engineer in Platform Technical Architecture at Slack, where she’s been at for over five years. She earned her BS in computer science and engineering from Ohio State University.
#16 – Natasha Gupta – Software Engineering Architect – Salesforce
With over 15 years of experience working in engineering at companies like ExactTarget and Salesforce, Natasha is currently a Software Engineering Architect at Salesforce in Colorado. She earned her BE in electronics engineering from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and her her MS in EECS from Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. She’s volunteered at SQL Saturdays in New York and speaks at women in tech events.
#17 – Snezana Sahter – Distinguished Architect – Intuit
Snezana has over 25 years of experience working in engineering architecture. She is currently a Distinguished Architect at Intuit, where she’s been at for over four years. Prior to Intuit, she was a principal architect at eBay for over a decade. Originally from Serbia, she has spent most of her engineering career in the San Francisco Bay Area.
#18 – Sudeshna Biswas – Lead Data Architect – Visa
Sudeshna has over 20 years of experience working in large scale distributed data warehouse & business intelligence solutions. Currently she is a Lead Data Architect at Visa, where she’s been at for over three years. Prior to Visa, she co-founded Stadea Tools and worked at SurveyMonkey, Intuit, eBay, Cisco, and Apple. She earned her BE in Engineering from Jadavpur University.
#19 – Tong Qin – Software Architect – Autodesk
With over 15 years of experience working in software engineering, Tong is currently a Software Architect at Autodesk.
#20 – Ümit Yalçınalp – Architect – Oracle
Ümit has 25+ years of experience in the industry pioneering products and initiatives for the Cloud, Web, SOA and Java Technologies. She is the co-author of a book, several patents, an editor and contributor to various standards in Web Services, Java, XML and SOA. She is also a co-founder of Turkish Women in Computing community. She earned her PhD in computer science from Case Western Reserve University.