An Indian-Origin Engineer is among America's top Self-Made Female Millionaires

By: WE Staff | Wednesday, 6 July 2022

The number of women occupying the corner office and achieving positions of power has begun to increase recently after years of battle to shatter the glass ceiling.

Women of Indian descent are not falling behind when it comes to forging their own paths and earning wealth.

Jayshree V. Ullal, president and chief executive officer of the computer networking company Arista Networks, is one of them who has proven their mettle.

Ullal has been the CEO of Arista Networks since 2018 and is to blame for the company's multibillion-dollar growth following a successful and historic IPO in June 2014. When she started working there, the company had less than 50 people and no revenue.

She is additionally a member of the Snowflake board of directors, a cloud computing business that went public in September 2020.

She was ranked among the wealthiest self-made women in America by Forbes when her net worth hit $2.1 billion in 2022. As of the time that this article was being written, she had a net worth of $1.7 billion.

Ullal reportedly owns roughly 5 percent of Arista's stock, some of which is set aside for her two children, niece, and nephew.

She has won various honours, including E&Y's "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2015, Barron's "World's Best CEOs" in 2018, and a spot on Fortune's list of the "Top 20 Business Persons." "in 2019.

Ullal was reared in New Delhi after being born in London. She earned degrees in engineering management and electrical engineering from Santa Clara University and San Francisco State University, respectively.

Neerja Sethi, co-founder of Syntel, Neha Narkhede, co-founder and former CTO of Confluent, Indra Nooyi, the former CEO of PepsiCo, and Reshma Shetty, co-founder of Ginkgo Bioworks, are more Indian American women that made it onto the Forbes list.

For the fifth consecutive year, co-founder and chairperson of ABC Supply Diane Hendricks came in first place.