21 Powerful Living Women: Limor Fried
Electrical engineer, Founder, and CEO Adafruit Industries, Millennial
Limor was the first female engineer on the cover of WIRED magazine and was awarded Entrepreneur magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year. Her business, Adafruit is ranked #11 in the top 20 USA manufacturing companies and #1 in New York City by Inc. 5000 "fastest-growing private companies". Adafruit was founded in 2005 to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the best-designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. During the COVID-19 outbreak, Adafruit Industries operated as an essential service and manufacturing business: NYC – Executive Order 202.6 making PPE and medical device components. Adafruit is a 100% woman-owned company earning more than $40 million annually. Limor’s signature look is her fab, bright pink hair.
Highlights: In 2018 Limor became one of "America's Top 50 Women in Tech" by Forbes Magazine.