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Ting He
Title: Research Scientist
Age: 27
Company: IBM
Fortune 500 rank: 15
Based in: Hawthorne, NY

"A few weeks ago a female student visited IBM Research for a week and my manager asked me to mentor her because he felt that a female mentor would make a difference, and I think it did. While she was eager and enthusiastic from the start, I think spending the week with me put her at ease, and I'd like to work with more young female students and new hires so I can be a positive example for them."

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Last updated April 22 2008: 4:21 PM ET