Our Story

Chinese Women in Computing (CWiC) is affiliated with the Anita Borg Institute’s Systers community groups to inspire, motivate and move women in technology. Chinese women in the computing roles have our unique challenges and advantages given our cultural background and life experiences, we are here to support one another through professional development and career decisions

Meet the Team

Natalie Mao

Co-Chair

Natalie Mao is the director of product management at Microsoft, where she leads a diverse team building news and feeds experiences across mobile and desktop globally. She has been in the online advertising, big data, and search business for more than a decade. She is one of the founding members of Microsoft’s online advertising business and previously served as program manager of the knowledge graph powered by machine learning technologies. Natalie has a master’s in computer science, an MBA from Wharton and holds multiple U.S. patents.She is the founder and co-chair of Chinese Women in Computing community (CWiC) under Anita Borg Institute, and actively supports diversity and inclusion at her workplace and in the tech industry.

Elaine Lu

Co-Chair

Elaine works at Google as a Technical Program Manager in Google Cloud Platform. She lives in the beautiful Washington State with her loving husband, two kids, mom and an adorable cat. She grew up in Taipei, Taiwan and earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Information Management from University of Toronto. She has worked at IBM, SAP, Chase Bank and Microsoft in various tech roles.  She appreciates the innovations that the tech industry introduced to our lives and at the same time, understands the challenges of finding a work life balance. She is here to serve CWIC and share her experiences to grow and support her fellow systers.

Hui Liao

Co-Chair

Hui is a Director in the Google Cloud Programs organization. She started in Google DevOps, led the T/PgM team to build the operation framework to empower the DevOps organization to achieve product execution excellence. She currently leads the Cloud Networking TP/gM org that drive the execution of Google Cloud Platform’s networking infrastructure, tools and products.  

Prior to Google, Hui worked at IBM for about 17 years, as an Engineering Director and engineering leader responsible for the development of a number of software product areas including Natural Language Processing, Enterprise Search, Big Data, Database, data warehousing and business intelligence. Hui holds a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Florida, and M.B.A from U.C Berkeley Haas Business School. 

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Rui Shen

Community Manager

Rui graduated from Brown University School of Engineering, and is currently working at Google Kirkland Office as a Software Developer. She is passionate in building and growing with the CWiC Org and hope to assist Chinese Women individuals in the IT industry.

Jingyi Du

Communication Manager

Jingyi is a Senior Software Engineer with the Windows 365 Growth Team at Microsoft. She works on growing the business by empowering customer to maximize their productivity using Microsoft services. Her work involves performing ideation, design, experimentation, data analysis, interpretation, modeling etc. Jingyi obtains M.S. of computer science from University of Southern California. She relishes hacking, generating new ideas and scaling them broadly and passionate about exploring the interaction between technology and sociology, such as inclusiveness, e.g. one of her projects received Windows Shell Inclusive Hackathon Award. Outside of the tech world, she is the producer and host of “She Said” and “The Weekly Finance show” for the Seattle Chinese Radio Station. Recently, she covered the Seattle International Film Festival. At 2019, she hajoined Chinese Women in Computing community (CWiC) to drive the communication effort.

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Catherine Cui

Technology Manager

Catherine is a Senior Software Engineer at Google. She has been in web rendering engine, advertising, web technologies, and cloud security areas. She grew up in China, graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with dual majors in Computer Science and Mathematics, and did her internship at Microsoft. She enjoys solving challenging problems and helping team members to grow.