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Ruchi Sanghvi: Facebook's pioneer woman

by Laura Domela

May 18, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Ruchi Sanghvi was 23 years old when she became the first female engineer at Facebook.

She developed the news feed and saw the company grow from a small start-up into the world's biggest social network.

Despite her successful career in Silicon Valley, she says when she decided to pursue engineering, she was confronted with old-fashioned views.

"People asked me whether I was going to roll up my sleeves, wear overalls and work on the factory floor," she told World Update on BBC World Service Radio.
via BBC

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