Susan Rani

President
Rani Engineering

Born in South Korea, Susan Rani was not about to submit to a culture that valued men over women, and today she is founder and president of Minnesota’s largest woman- and minority-owned engineering firm. Rani has handled high-profile projects like the I-35W bridge, the Central Corridor and Hiawatha light rail lines, and the Weisman Art Museum expansion. She is thriving in a traditionally male-dominated industry, and as part of an eight-member board, she is helping direct the Mayo Clinic’s $5.6 billion Destination Medical Center expansion in Rochester, the state’s largest economic development project to date.