Introducing myself and my journal

Ann Chang
Posted July 17, 2013 from United States

About Me:Ann Mei Chang is the Senior Advisor for Women and Technology in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues at the U.S. Department of State, where she is serving as a Franklin Fellow. At State, she develops policy, partnerships, and programs to bridge the gender gap in access to mobile phones and the Internet, effectively leverage technology to improve and scale development programs for women and girls, and increase the representation of women in the ICT sector. She conceived and launched the Alliance for Affordable Internet, a public-private partnership aimed at dramatically expanding Internet access in developing countries by promoting regulatory and policy best practices that will improve affordability through market efficiency and healthy competition.

Ann Mei has more than twenty years of engineering and leadership experience in Silicon Valley. Most recently, she served as a Senior Engineering Director at Google for 8 years, where she led worldwide engineering for Google's mobile applications and services, including mobile search, ads, Maps, GMail, YouTube, Goggles, and Voice Search across all major platforms. She oversaw 20x growth of Google's mobile business in just three years, delivering over $1B in annualized revenues. At Google, she also led the product development team for Emerging Markets, with a mission to bring relevant mobile and Internet services to the two-thirds of the world's population that is not yet online. Ann Mei has held leadership roles at several other leading companies including Apple (leading engineering for the initial release of Final Cut Pro), Intuit, SGI, and a few startups.

Ann Mei was recognized as one of the Women In the World: 125 Women of Impact for 2013 by Newsweek/The Daily Beast. She is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute and holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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LeanaM
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 18, 2013

Ann Mei, welcome to World Pulse! We are excited to see you join our platform and hope that you will find this to be an incredible tool to connect with grassroots women leaders around the world. I look forward to seeing you online!

Leana Mayzlina Digital Action Campaigns Manager World Pulse

No Name
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 18, 2013

So glad to have you be a part of the World Pulse community. I look forward to hearing your viewpoints on here especially as it pertains to how to better utilize technology in getting our voices/messages/stories out. Technology changes so fast I can barely keep up!

Sincerely,

Nechesa

Nakinti
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 18, 2013

Dear Ann, What a beautiful and catchy profile you have here...I am proud of you. Welcome to World Pulse. You have just joined an amazing platform of women who use the power of the word to inspire change. At world pulse, sisterhood is the strongest asset that binds everybody together. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community. We look forward to your active participation here. To get started, follow this linkhttp://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guideEnjoy! Sending you warm love from Cameroon!

Nadz
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 18, 2013

Hello Ann Welcome to the family. I am sure you will be inspired. I hope you are enjoying Bryn Mar, is this the Women in Public Service Project?

Usha RS
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 18, 2013

Welcome to This exciting global platform for evolutionary change, Ann Mei. Great to see another Silicon Valley leader online. I love what you are doing in the world. If I can help you in anyway please let me know. I am the cofounder of Telehealth365, a SV company, bringing affordable healthcare to the world via video collaboration, anytime anywhere. Technology can be a force for good in the world. I look forward to reading your posts. Usha. Vision Mentor, World Pulse.

Olanike
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 18, 2013

Welcome to World Pulse! You are now part of a thriving community of grassroots women leaders and supporters from 190 countries. There is also an open opportunity for you read submissions from other community members, and learn how your voice will be transformed for impact.

While I assure you that all the exploring, sharing, learning and networking will be worth the while, I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

Together we can talk the talk, walk the walk, talk the walk and walk the talk!

Warm regards, Greengirl

anab87j9
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 19, 2013

Welcome! We are really glad to have an inspiring, strong leader like yourself to be part of a growing community of women from all over the world.

Best wishes,

Anab

pelamutunzi
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 19, 2013

dear ann iam truly inspired by your work and glad you have joined this vibrant community. we hope to share our stories with you and to also hear your stories. iam honored to be a part of your community.

Yvette Warren
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 19, 2013

Welcome, Ann Mei. Working with women in Appalachia, I am witness to the enlightenment and empowerment that comes with access to technology. Thank you for all you do to further theses worldwide efforts. Blessings to you. Yvette

Precious Nkeih
Jul 24, 2013
Jul 24, 2013

Welcome Ann. It is good to have a phenomenal woman like you here on World Pulse. What a profile! I look forward to your posts and to learning much from you.

Best regards, Precious

SanPatagonia
Jul 24, 2013
Jul 24, 2013

It's so great to have you among us, Ann Mei! It's superb to welcome a cutting-edge woman as you in our community.

Hope to share inspiration and thoughts with you along the way!

San

Fatima Waziri - Azi
Aug 12, 2013
Aug 12, 2013

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community. Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
 Fatima