Maria Boonie, vice president of offering management for IBM Z and LinuxONE at IBM, loves to tinker, just like her father, an engineer at United Technologies. Her family, which includes three brothers, often spent time together taking things apart and putting them back together. Figuring out how things worked or how to repair them became part of her mindset, from fixing cars to landscaping projects where Boonie and her brothers used physics to move large objects. Unlike today where we can search for things on the Internet, Boonie learned at a young age to rely on her own ability to figure things out, or to ask “Mr. Knowledge” — her dad.
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