Maryam Rofougaran, Senior Vice President of Engineering, has been named on the National Diversity Council’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology. The prestigious list highlights the most prominent female executives, influencers and achievers each year, and Maryam is ranked among women from Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Apple, Salesforce, Netflix, Comcast, General Electric, IBM, Texas Instruments and more.
Maryam’s groundbreaking work touches every part of Broadcom’s $8 billion business. Her team of more than 300 engineers worldwide develops and ships approximately 2 billion wireless radio chips each year for wireless applications that require combo chip technologies, including Bluetooth, WLAN, GPS, femtocell and millimeter wave technology.
Maryam has 214 issued U.S. patents and 32 pending U.S. patent applications, has co-authored 38 journal and conference papers, and is a senior member of the IEEE circuits and systems group. She is the recipient of many awards, including 1997 ISSCC’s Outstanding Technology Direction Paper Award and 1996 ISSCC’s Outstanding Student Paper Award. Her contributions to Broadcom have been called “immeasurable” by Broadcom’s Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Henry Samueli.
Today, Maryam remains inspired by her unique upbringing in Iran and volunteers with the Broadcom Foundation in supporting women and students from around the world to develop careers in engineering. She is a frequent guest at STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) events hosted by the Broadcom Foundation and is an important, motivational member of Broadcom’s Women’s Network (BWN) comprising more than 1,000 members. She was one of BWN’s first speakers to cover topics such as work/life balance, assertiveness, personal advocacy and managing engineering-centric careers for women.
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