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October 15, 2013 AT 3:00 pm

Isabelle Olsson #ALD13 @findingada

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Isabelle Olsson (pictured in the middle here) is the lead industrial designer of Google Glass, one of the most exciting new products to come out of the company. From the New York Times article “Women at Google Glass Looking Past the Glass Ceiling“:

Ms. Olsson, 30, is one of a group of women charged by the company with turning Glass into the next It accessory. If high fashion and high tech are worlds apart, the women of Google Glass are like explorers, trying to connect the two.

They are also pushing another boundary, as senior women in tech, where men still outnumber women three to one. The disparity is even more extreme among engineers. Yet at Glass, women are leading hardware and business efforts for one of Google’s biggest-ever product gambles.

Along with Ms. Olsson, the team includes Jean Wang, 33, a hardware engineer in charge of Glass features like optics and acoustics, and Kelly Liang, 39, the director of business development, who oversees partnerships with app developers and others.

Here’s a video collaboration Olsson created with designer Diane Von Furstenburg for her runway show. Don’t forget to also check out the September 2013 issue of vogue for a futuristic photo shoot featuring Google Glass as well as Isabelle’s Google + page which has some custom Glass that she created for friends!




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