5 Most successful Indian women in Tech

Even with women like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer holding important positions in Facebook and Yahoo, respectively, the number women in the tech sector has remained low. India however, despite being a developing country, has some powerful and inspiring women who are leading the tech sector today. Business Insider lists 5 of these women.


Vanitha Narayanan, MD, IBM India

Starting out as a trainee at IBM India, Narayanan reached the position she is on today, gradually. Under her leadership, the company diversified from its traditional telecom role and ventured into other industries like banking, financial services and insurance, industrial and retail sectors.


Neelam Dhawan, MD, HP India

In 1986, Dhawan was the first person to launch the first affordable personal computer called HCL Busy Bee. She was also the first to advertise these on hoardings and newspapers. After joining HP in 1999, Dhawan outsourced two projects in 2003, when the BPO industry was blooming at its best.


Kumud Srinavasan, President, Intel India

Previously serving as the Vice President and General Manager of IT for Silicon Software and Services, Srinivasan spearheaded the growth of digital literacy and consumer market for electronics. She was also the first woman to head Intel’s operations in India.


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Raji Arasu, Vice President and CTO, Stubhub

Starting out at a time when it wasn’t common for women to pursue a career in computer engineering, Arasu started in software development in the early 1990s. She worked as the Vice President of engineering for trading with eBay before she became VP and CTO of StubHub, a subsidiary of eBay.  She also works towards advancing more women in tech.


Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Capgemini India

Jayanthi is responsible for her company’s operations across all the business units, including consulting, technology and outsourcing services in India. She is also an executive council member of the industry body NASSCOM. Jayanthi has been featured on the third spot in 2012 by Fortune magazine and also ranked the fourth most powerful business woman in India in 2011.


ORIGINAL SOURCE: Business Insider