Ann Mei Chang
Ann Mei Chang Senior Advisor for Women and Technology U.S. Department of State
Ann Mei Chang is the Senior Advisor for Women and Technology in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues at the US Department of State, where she is serving as a Franklin Fellow. Prior to State, she spent 8 years as a Senior Engineering Director at Google, most recently leading product development for Emerging Markets, with a mission to bring relevant mobile and Internet services to the half of the world's population which is not yet online. During her tenure at Google, she also led worldwide engineering for Google's mobile applications and services, including products such as search, ads, Google Mobile Maps, GMail, YouTube, Goggles, and Voice Search across all major mobile platforms. She oversaw 20x growth of Google's mobile business in just three years, delivering over $1B in annualized revenues.
Ann Mei has more than twenty years of engineering and leadership experience in diverse sectors of the software industry. Prior to Google, she served as the VP of Engineering at There, a high-tech startup building an online virtual world. She has also held leadership roles at several other leading Silicon Valley companies including Apple, Macromedia, Intuit, SGI, and a few startups.
Ann Mei is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute, the GSMA mWomen Working Group, the International Steering Committee of the Mobile program at the Cherie Blair Foundation, and the Global Telecom Women's Network International Steering Committee. She holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.