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WITI Women | Linda Drumright

Linda DrumrightLinda Drumright
Vice President, Engineering

Linda Drumright leads DigitalThink's engineering organization in developing the technical underpinning to all of DigitalThink's products. Drumright came to DigitalThink in October 1999 from Hyperion Solutions where she was the vice president of budgeting, planning and forecasting application product development. Prior to that, she headed the tools and applications division at Arbor Software and directed a large portion of the SQL Server development organization at Sybase. Drumright has 16 years of experience in building commercial software products and scaling organizations, both in process and in structure. She has managed all functional areas and prides herself in creating highly motivated, committed teams.

Linda Drumright answers these questions:
1. What was your first job in technology?
2. Who has been your most significant mentor? Why?
3. What has been your greatest challenge and what strategies did you use to overcome obstacles?
4. Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?
5. What lessons have you learned that would be valuable to women beginning their careers in technology?
6. What new technology do you believe will have the most positive impact on the world in the next 20 years? The most negative impact?

On the lighter side:
1. If you could have dinner with any 2 people (living or not), who would they be?
2. What was the last book you read? What books do you love to recommend?
3. If you couldn't do what you are doing now, what profession would you choose?
4. What is your definition of success?

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