Celebrating Megan Smith's WIRED Magazine Cover

Chief technology officer Megan Smith has not yet been in her role a full year and already she is making strides.

Smith, 50, has been busy pioneering creative new ways to advance the tech workforce. In one of her most recent accomplishments, Smith was an honoree at the 2015 Matrix Awards, which celebrates outstanding women in the communications industry.

And when she's not advising the president on topics like privacy issues and patent reform, she's covering the May 2015 issue of WIRED in a feature titled, "The woman bringing a startup mentality to Washington D.C."

Read the full article here and watch her conversation at AOL with WIRED's senior writer Jessi Hempel.

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