Cathy Polinsky

Chief Technology Officer
Stitch Fix

Cathy is the CTO of Stitch Fix and leads the technology team which includes: Engineering, Product, UX, Security, and IT. Prior to Stitch Fix, she was SVP of Engineering at Salesforce, overseeing enterprise search. Earlier in her career, she spent time at Oracle, Yahoo! and Amazon.

She hails from Pittsburgh and started programming on the Apple II computers using Logo in first grade. She landed in Seattle post college during the dotcom boom and then moved to San Francisco just after the bust. She started out as a young software engineer and grew my career from there.

She wants young girls to recognize that it’s absolutely possible for them to become technology leaders and is passionate about programs that support giving access to computer education for all kids. Her two daughters love code.org and Minecraft.



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