In a male-dominated industry, Aicha Evans is trailblazing a path for black women in the tech space. The CEO of Zoox, a self-driving car company, Evans, is leading the charge in revolutionizing transportation and shaping the future of mobility for generations to come.

Born in Senegal and raised in Paris, Evans began her engineering career at Intel Tech Innovation. During her 12-year tenure, she held various leadership positions and played an instrumental role in developing the company’s wireless communication technology. Her expertise led her to be appointed as the general manager of the Communication and Devices Group at Intel, where she oversaw the development of modem technology.

In 2019, Evans became the CEO of Zoox; as the first black woman to lead an autonomous electric vehicle company, Evans is breaking glass ceilings and inspiring the next generation of black women in tech. Under her leadership, Zoox unveiled a fully functional self-driving prototype featuring a revolutionary bi-directional driving system with a top speed of 75 mph.

Her impact extended beyond her corporate responsibilities. Evans sits on the board of directors for the Anita Borg Institute, which aims to increase the representation of women in the technology sector. She is also a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Evans’ career demonstrates that anything is possible with hard work, perseverance and a commitment to excellence.