Women of WD


Maria Kala: Community and Mentorship

Maria Kala: Community and Mentorship

Since her childhood in Kenya, Maria Kala has always been fiddling with hardware. Born the third of four sisters, Kala became the de facto IT support in the home, which is how she made her way into the field of engineering.  “Growing up, I was always consulted when the VCR broke or when we needed […]

March 19, 2024 • 5 min read People

Mahek Naresh Oberai: Reshaping Global Supply Planning 

Mahek Naresh Oberai: Reshaping Global Supply Planning 

Born in Mumbai as the middle child of three, there was always plenty for Mahek Naresh Oberai to learn. Her siblings had a wide set of interests, and her mother was a serial entrepreneur, starting several small businesses selling consumer goods. Oberai soaked up the knowledge eagerly.  “Looking back, I remember being curious about how […]

December 5, 2023 • 5 min read People

Neta Corem: The Power of Belief

Neta Corem: The Power of Belief

From a young age, Neta Corem, senior manager of product management at Western Digital, understood the value of confidence. Growing up in the countryside of Israel, Corem was surrounded by nature and a spirit of self-reliance.  “My love of nature was always there, and my father always encouraged me to handle technical things,” said Corem. […]

September 5, 2023 • 5 min read People

Angel Yu: Supporting Women in Tech

Angel Yu: Supporting Women in Tech

Early on, Angel Yu trusted support systems to gain confidence. Today, she builds those support systems for underrepresented groups in tech.

May 2, 2023 • 6 min read People

Sabra Truesdale: Carving Her Own Path

Sabra Truesdale: Carving Her Own Path

Sabra Truesdale, associate general counsel for intellectual property, shares her unique career path and how she empowers women in tech.

February 14, 2023 • 5 min read People

Carmen Ng Soo Fun: A Stable Line

Carmen Ng Soo Fun: A Stable Line

Carmen Ng Soo Fun manages a highly skilled team that implements cutting-edge Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies.

August 8, 2022 • 5 min read People

Kiranmai Pendyala: Conquering Beautiful Challenges

Kiranmai Pendyala: Conquering Beautiful Challenges

At age 18, Kiranmai Pendyala was the kind of student parents in Southern India dreamed of raising. She was whip smart and dedicated, with a bright future in medicine. At the time, medicine was a young woman’s golden ticket to a secure seat in the middle class. But Kiranmai had a secret: she feared blood. […]

July 6, 2022 • 5 min read People