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WITI Women | Padmasree Warrior

Padmasree Warrior Padmasree Warrior
Vice President and Assisant Director of Digital DNA Laboratories

Padmasree Warrior is a vice president at Motorola, a world leader in communications and embedded electronics with annual revenues in excess of $28 billion. Warrior spearheads Process Technology development for Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS) headquartered in Austin, Texas. Warrior's focus is to drive a leadership technology roadmap that positions Motorola SPS as a premier system-on-a-chip provider. She plays a key role in transforming her company's technology innovations and intellectual property into customer-focused solutions that provide market value. She leads a large organization of technologists and innovators to deliver platforms that catalyze Motorola's SPS portfolio as the "Digital DNAtm, The Heart of Smart" in embedded electronics.

Warrior has extensive experience in all aspects of the semiconductor industry including manufacturing, operations and technology. She has a postgraduate degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University and an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India. She is married and has a six-year old son. Her husband is also a senior executive in the high-tech industry and they share the challenge of integrating two dynamic careers with the joy of raising a family.

Padmasree Warrior 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 strategies do you use to maintain balance in your life?
7. 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. Define success in 10 words or less.
3. If you could only subscribe to 3 magazines, what would they be?

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