San Jose, CA, US
Field of Work
Director Product Management
Masters in Program and Program Mgt
Claudia Galvan is Director of Product Manager at YouSendit currently leading overall product internationalization. At Microsoft, Claudia spent almost 6 years, leading the international versions of some of Microsoft Online Services including Hotmail, Bing and MSN among others in up to 48 languages and 160+ markets. At Adobe, she held senior engineering roles setting the product globalization strategy and developing Globalization and Electronic Software Delivery technologies used in all Adobe products. For a couple of years at Oracle, she was the National Language Support manager for the Tools Division where she drove early versions of Unicode into the Oracle Tools products and achieved simultaneous release for the first time. She has a Master's degree in Program and Project Management from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Anahuac University in Mexico City. She was the 2008 recipient of the Global Product Development Leadership award and the 2009 recipient of the Microsoft Women Empowerment award. She is VP of Career Guidance at the Society of Women Engineers in Silicon Valley, board member at Notre Dame High School in San Jose driving STEM initiatives and a doctoral student in education, researching strategies for increasing the pipeline of Women in Engineering. As a young girl Claudia enjoyed playing with Legos and reading Science Fiction. She wanted to be an Astronaut but had short vision. At a Career Fair a computer programmer explained what was like working with computers and she was sold. Despite the fact that math was not her strongest subject, she succeeded, graduating first in her class. As one of the few women in engineering, she has spent the last 10 years volunteering at several organizations supporting STEM. She is currently a Doctoral student in Education.
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