Diagnosed with a severe pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walsh became blind at age five due to complications of surgery. As a teenager she struggled with depression and hopelessness. Today, Patricia is a world champion triathlete and award-winning engineer. She has raced in over 12 marathons and ultra-marathons. When a friend first mentioned triathlons to herread the rest
Patricia Walsh is a principal technology product manager with oversight of AI, data news and analytics, as well as legacy products for Dow Jones. At Dow Jones, Patricia leads 5 teams of engineers in Princeton, Minneapolis, London, Barcelona and the NYC office. Dow Jones is divided into two halves – one is consumer and one is professional information business – Patricia leads 2/3 of the professional information business segment (risk and compliance reports to someone else) but all the technology effort in the PIA business reports directly to her (which is Data News Analytics and Knowledge and Insights).
Patricia is a 5 x U.S. national champion, USAT athlete of the Year for 2012, world record holding in the sport of triathlon. She has recently transitioned to the sport of rowing with intent to represent Team USA in the 2020 paralympics. Patricia holds degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, and nonprofit leadership and was formerly an engineer at Microsoft. Patricia’s role at Dow Jones is to motivate her team of engineers as well as cross discipline teams to embrace a culture of change in order to compete against fierce strongholds in the industry. Patricia motivates each team member to be a lifetime learner, be adaptable, hire for flexibility, and be willing to take risks in order to successfully oversee conversion of a print media business to a data driven business.
Patricia was recently featured in a Garmin campaign Women of Adventure. She has also been featured in success magazine, Fast Company, INC.com among many others. A few can be viewed below.read less
Patricia Walsh in Media
Austin Texas Speakers Bureau presents Patricia Walsh on Blind Ambition. Diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walsh became blind at the age of five. As a teenager, she lost what little vision remained due to surgical complications, and the straight-A student began a downward spiral into depression and hopelessness. But Walsh eventually had an epiphany: if she didn’t do… ... read more