Padmasree Warrior

Padmasree Warrior

Padmasree Warrior, CEO of NIO US, which designs electric, autonomous vehicles. She previously served as Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Cisco and as Executive VP and CTO at Motorola. 

"Most of the time, women give up because they don’t have role models. They don’t have people they can relate to, that look like them, who can share the stress that they have at home, and (understand) what it means to be a parent, and how can you have a family and a career and how can you do them both in a way you find satisfactory.” 

"I was a graduate student and I had no money. I only went to the US because I had a fellowship. Otherwise, my parents couldn’t afford to send me there, and they bought me a one-way ticket because they couldn’t afford a two-way ticket. I bought all my books here because it is cheaper to buy them in India. I took two suitcases filled with books. Then I got a fellowship and started working. The message here is if you work really hard and set your goals, you can accomplish a lot. If I can do it, you can do it. I grew up in the small town of Vijayawada."

LiveMint Interview, Photograph via Huffington Post

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