We’re proud to announce that Tessa Lau, our CTO and Chief Robot Whisperer, has been named a 2017 Woman of Influence by The Silicon Valley Business Journal. Tessa will be honored at a gala awards ceremony on May 18th alongside the other winners of this award. The Silicon Valley Business Journal chose 100 women who are making an impact on their industries and communities from among hundreds of applicants. Winners hail from companies as diverse as Microsoft, PayPal, VISA, Habitat for Humanity and Cisco, as well as promising startups.
As much as we’re thrilled that Tessa has been recognized for her numerous achievements in robot-human interaction, artificial intelligence, and robot design, we’d also like to call out all the other incredible women on the Savioke team. In an era where Facebook has about 15% women in technology roles and Twitter has just 10%, Savioke already has nearly 30% women on its tech team - and we’re committed to moving up that needle. That’s why we actively participate in STEM education initiatives for girls, like the Black Girls Code event we’ll be attending with a Relay robot on May 20th.
We offer our congratulations to Tessa for her tireless work, excellent technical prowess, and inspirational leadership. Look out for more Savioke female tech team members to win such honors in the years to come!