Digital Minister, Taiwan
Audrey Tang is a Taiwanese free software programmer, who has been described as one of the "ten greats of Taiwanese computing personalities". In August 2016, she was invited to join the Taiwan Executive Yuan as a minister without portfolio, making her the first transgender official in the top executive cabinet.
Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s digital minister, the first transgender official in the top executive cabinet. She is a software developer and former entrepreneur: she dropped out of school at age 12 to focus on coding, and founded a search engine company before she was 15. She is now helping Taiwan in its bid to become an Asian Silicon Valley by devising and implementing a strategy to create “digital Taiwan”.