Influential embedded leader profile

Victoria (Vicki) Mitchell manages the worldwide embedded software team at Altera. Her group is responsible for models and simulation, development tools, and OS enablement for Altera’s microprocessor subsystems. She is responsible for the build-out of the embedded computer at the Austin Technology Center. Vicki has more than 25 years of experience in low-level, embedded computer, systems software, mostly at semiconductor companies such as Cirrus Logic, SigmaTel, and IDT. Vicki holds a BS in Software Engineering from Colorado Technical University.

What are the biggest challenges you face on the job every day as a woman in high tech? According to MITCHELL. The challenges I’ve faced have evolved over the years, from being a target of stereotyping to time management while raising a family. One of my biggest challenges is reaching optimal work-life balance. I tend to overcompensate for my gender, to aim for Super Woman, and the workload required for that goal eats into my personal life and interests.

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