Source：Chinese Women's Research Network | Release Date：2017-3-1-
Last week (February 19-25) celebrated the Week of American Female Engineers. In complement to this, the American website Business Insider released a list recording the most powerful female engineers in the world. Microsoft engineers such as Peggy Johnson and Lily Cheng appeared on the list.
Topping the list was Peggy Johnson, who serves as the executive vice-president in Microsoft's Business Development Department. In 2016, Johnson and her team acquired LinkedIn for 26 billion dollars.
Moreover, she established an artificial intelligence (AI) center after helping Microsoft require another startup named Maluuba. She then further helped the company invest in an artificial intelligence incubator named Element AI.
Johnson is also a co-founder of Microsoft Ventures, Microsoft's venture capital department. Aside from this she serves as a member of the board in both PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) and Live Nation Entertainment. Before joining Microsoft, she worked as electrical engineer at Qualcomm.
Ranking 31st, Lily Cheng, another female engineer from Microsoft, was also on the list. Cheng is a great engineer who has been researching and developing Microsoft Bot Framework, especially AI dialogue robots, for years.