Americas Richest Self-Made Women List Includes Jayshree V. Ullal
The number of women reaching positions of power and occupying the corner office has started seeing a rise in recent years
FREMONT, CA: The number of women occupying 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 establishing their paths and earning wealth.
Jayshree V. Ullal, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the computer networking company Arista Networks are 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 USD 2.1 billion in 2022. As of the time that this article was being written, she had a net worth of USD 1.7 billion. Ullal reportedly owns roughly five per cent 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. Born in London, Ullal attended school in New Delhi. She earned degrees in engineering management and electrical engineering from Santa Clara University and San Francisco State University, respectively.
Neerja Sethi, the 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 other 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.