Ying Wories (Lin)
Mrs. Ying Wories-Lin is a cofounder of the LevelUp Seattle: Senior Women In & For Tech community for mid-to-senior female technical leaders across the Greater Seattle Region. She recently served as the Business Development Manager for Chinese Women in Computing, a Systers community that aims to connect the worldwide network of Chinese women in tech industry and academia. She volunteers at Anita B.Org Seattle chapter and Seattle Women In Tech Consortium, and helped launch inaugural HopperX1 conference in Seattle and technical tack events at WiT Regatta conference.
Mrs. Ying has spent the last 20 years of her career at Microsoft Corporation. She has explored different disciplines such as software development, site reliability engineering, release management; career paths as an individual contributor and in management positions; and is currently serving as a Principal Program Manager in charge of Enterprise live service compliance for Microsoft 365 Exchange Online.
After been introduced into computer science by her parents in her youth, she set out to be more intentional in choosing her own path and share her trial and error learnings in career growth with other women through building communities inside and outside Microsoft for over 15 years. When she worked in Microsoft Shanghai office for 6 months in 2008 to build up a new organization, she spearheaded the first Microsoft women conference in Shanghai and various women-centric initiatives such as women mentoring rings and mentorship program for female college students in STEM. She continues her strong passion for women’s leadership in STEM throughout her work, community outreach and personal life. She has two teenage kids. Although she has encouraged them to pursue their own life passions, following her example, they both hold strong interests in and excel at STEM fields.
Mrs. Ying holds a Master of Science degree in computer science from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Nanjing University.
All sessions by Ying Wories (Lin)
Panel Webinar: Gender Norms and STEM: Family Decision-Making, the Unpaid Care Burden, and the Challenges/Benefits of Creating Diverse Teams