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Annie Flaig: Silicon Valley's Women of Influence: Silicon Valley/ San Jose Business Journal
Monday, Apr. 18, 2011
Annie Flaig, BSC 1992, was recently selected as one of Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley/ San Jose Business Journal. The title was bestowed upon 100 women who are prominent figures within the Silicon Valley public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Flaig is the Corporate Vice President of Sales for the Americas region at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD). Flaig helped introduce the AMD Fusion Family of accelerated processing units during the time with the company. This involvement was a proud achievement for Flaig because the products she helped introduce represent an entirely new class of processor and enable advancements in visual computing, user interface, and security.
Another important achievement for Flaig was the work she did to increase the number of talented females employed at AMD and accelerate female leadership position within the company. In 2008, she founded the AMD Women’s Forum AWF and in 2010 she founded the AMD Sales Women Talent Program. The founding of these programs is a great step towards her desire to help other women.
As a Woman of Influence, Flaig is joined by many other women with connections to Santa Clara University. Shelyna V. Brown, Susan D. Edwards, Laura Fennell, Sharon Kirsch, and Natasha Parrett received their JDs from Santa Clara University. Mary Furlong is an Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University. All of these talented women were also selected as some of Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence.
To explore the database of four years of Women of Influence nominees visit >>