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Padmasree Warrior among top 15 bizwomen

Press Trust of India  |  Silicon Valley 

Indian origin Padmasree Warrior, CTO, Cisco Systems, has been named one of the top 15 most influential women driving innovation (and revenue) in corporate America by a magazine.

The PINK magazine's Top 15 Women in Business - "The Innovators" list identifies remarkable women leaders who use ideas to transform companies every single day.

From Michelle Gass, just promoted to senior vice president of global strategy at Starbucks, to Union Pacific Railroad's Diane Duren, who developed a new train route that delivers millions in revenue annually, these women create change in their organisations - the kind that births new generations of products and has an immediate impact on the bottom line, says the magazine that caters to America's career-focused women.

Warrior, who joined Cisco in December 2007 after stepping down as the VP and CTO of Motorola was known as a driving force for innovation at Motorola and is credited with harnessing the creative power of engineers.

Warrior, 47, raised in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, holds a BE in chemical engineering from IIT Delhi and an MS in chemical engineering from Cornell University. In 2007 she was awarded Doctor of Engineering, Honoris Causa, from New York's Polytechnic University.

Besides Padmasree, some other women making to the list in the March-April issue of the magazine are: Cathy Avgiris of Comcast, Barbara Beck of Manpower, Irene Chang Britt of Campbell Soup, Laurie Brubaker of Aetna, Diane Duren of Union Pacific Railroad, Julie England of Texas Instruments, and Michelle Gass of Starbucks.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2008. 14:00 IST