Takeaway: As a trained engineer, Raven Faber has put quality internal components and design at the forefront of EngErotics, her sex toy business.

Tech, says EngErotics founder and CEO Raven Faber, is a word that has historically been associated with men. Cis gendered, white men.

“But we’ve carved a space,” Faber said.

Faber knows what it’s like to be in that space. In addition to running a sex toy company, she’s a trained structural engineer, and the CEO and founder of a Colorado engineering firm that focuses on land development.

Not only is she a woman in an occupation where only 13 percent of the workforce is female, but she’s also carved a space in the sex toy industry. In a business that’s often focused on marketing and aesthetic, she’s designing and building vibrators based on engineering principles.

“I didn’t know there was a place for engineering in sexy toys,” Faber said.