<!-- compare to February 2009, larger more disputed article with more points and counterpoints -->Padmasree Warrior
is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Cisco Systems
, () and the former CTO of Motorola
, Inc. ().
Padmasree Warrior, was born a Malayali
and raised in the city of Vijayawada
in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh
. She went to school at the Children’s Montessori School and Maris Stella College in Vijayawada. Warrior received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
in 1982. She holds masters in chemical engineering from Cornell University
and serves as an advisory board member at both schools.
Padmasree Warrior joined Motorola in 1984, as one of only a few women in its Arizona facility and she served in a broad range of roles over the course of her twenty-three years at the company, eventually achieving the position of Chief Technology Officer in its Semiconductor Products Sector, which became Freescale Semiconductor
. When named Motorola's CTO in January 2003, Warrior became Motorola’s first female executive
On December 4, 2007, she left Motorola to become CTO at Cisco Systems
called her one of four rising stars on its Most Powerful Women... Read More