Palo Alto Lean In Circle
Senior Project Engineer
Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Facilitating the largest Lean In circle in Northern California allows Myra to indulge in two of her passions at once: helping women to increase their self-confidence, and giving back to her community. Her dynamism and warmth create a safe, supportive environment for the group, where the members can help each other become more confident and successful.
By day, Myra is a mild-mannered senior project Engineer, literally working with rocket scientists to develop next-generation space equipment. In a former life, she was an educator and she still lives and breathes the belief that education has the power to change the world.
In her spare time, Myra consults with mobile app start-ups, volunteers to teach women and girls how to get the most from technology, helps with the annual Silicon Valley Tour de Cure, facilitates a book group, and leaps tall buildings in a single bound!
Myra is a princess in an ancient Afghan lineage (really.) She and her family lived through the horrors of the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, finally escaping and finding asylum in the United States in 1987.
Myra holds a BA in Liberal Studies and a MS in Educational Leadership from California State University, East Bay, with minors in Mathematics and History and options in Early Childhood Development and Urban Teacher Leadership.
Last, but certainly not least, she is a mom to a lovely and talented daughter.