She is the security and privacy product manager of Apple. Snyder’s parents worked as programmers and taught her the program BASIC at 5 years old. Snyder is an expert on cryptography and has worked at Mozilla, where the Web browser Firefox was developed, and Microsoft.
The Kenyan native was originally a Harvard-educated lawyer before turning to tech. Her company Ushahidi is a revolutionary crowd-sourcing platform that allows citizen journalists and eyewitnesses all over the world to report incidences of violence through the Web, mobile E-mail, SMS and Twitter. She currently serves as Google’s policy manager for Africa.