Marvell Co-Founder Weili Dai Honored with Outstanding Leadership Award by
Dai recognized for her outstanding leadership and commitment to advancing
employment opportunities for global citizens
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct 4, 2012
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today
announced that Weili Dai, co-founder of the company, was honored by Upwardly
Global, a nonprofit dedicated to helping immigrant, refugee and asylee
professionals rebuild their careers in the United States, at their Passport to
Possibilities Awards Gala at the Fairmont San Francisco. Ms. Dai received the
Outstanding Leadership Award for her entrepreneurial achievements, as well as
her commitment to advancing the promise of an interdependent world and global
"As an immigrant from Shanghai to San Francisco and an entrepreneur, I am
greatly humbled and thankful to receive the Upwardly Global Outstanding
Leadership Award because it demonstrates the endless possibilities and
opportunities that our great nation holds for all people, regardless of where
one was born, to develop their natural talents and become leaders in the
global economy. As a long-time resident of the Bay Area, I can personally
attest that immigration is fully embraced here resulting in an amazing talent
pool that has established it as the home to the world's greatest technology
companies, universities and advanced research laboratories contained in a
50-mile radius," said Ms. Dai. "The disruptive ideas and cutting-edge
technologies coming out of the Silicon Valley have fueled the global economy
and greatly benefited society at large. I am very grateful for being a part of
this exciting and game-changing environment and will remain committed to
providing the same opportunities that I have received to others so that
together we can make our nation stronger and more competitive than ever."
Ms. Dai is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the world today.
Widely considered a technology visionary, she is the only woman co-founder of
a global semiconductor company, and since it began in 1995, she has helped
Marvell's rise to become one of the top semiconductor companies in the world.
Ms. Dai's business acumen, strategic thinking, product leadership, endless
passion and personal network have contributed greatly to Marvell's fast rise
to success. Her close relationship with her customers and the foundation of
the trust shared with them has given her a strong reputation for
professionalism and integrity throughout the technology industry.
Ms. Dai has also become a driving force in expanding access to technology in
the developing world and an ambassador of opportunity between the US and
China, particularly in the arenas of education and green technology. Ms. Dai
has become a powerful advocate for the better use of technology to improve the
human condition. For her contributions to technology and society, Newsweek
named Ms. Dai one of the "150 Women Who Shake the World" and was recently
profiled by CNN International for the Leading Women Series: Leading the Female
Tech Charge. Additionally, Forbes Magazine lists Ms. Dai as one of the
"World's 100 Most Powerful Women."
Ms. Dai is a member of the executive committee for TechNet and Bay Area
Council; sits on the board of the disaster relief organization, Give2Asia; and
was named to the prestigious Committee of 100, an organization representing
the most-influential Chinese Americans. Celebrated as the glue behind her
company, family and community, Ms. Dai is the proud mother of two sons who are
Electrical Engineering graduate students at UC Berkeley; Christopher and
Nicholas are currently Ph.D candidates.
"Weili Dai has been a passionate advocate in establishing a truly global
workforce that creates opportunities for skilled employees, regardless of
their nationality," said Nikki Cicerani, national executive director of
Upwardly Global. "Ms. Dai not only personally exemplifies the mission of
Upwardly Global, but has worked tirelessly to ensure others have the same
opportunities she had to succeed. We are proud to present her with the award
for outstanding leadership and look forward to continuing our work together."
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communications and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell's diverse product
portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless
and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure,
including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this
release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its
subsidiaries. For more information, visit Marvell.com.
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