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Gender Diversity in Tech
If you thought that ‘Tech’ was a man’s world, then wait till you see the list we put together of some of the most influential and successful Indian women in Tech. Be prepared to be wowed!

Kirtiga Reddy:

Kirtiga who joined as the first Facebook India employee in July 2010 rose to become Managing Director- Facebook India. Kirtiga was also one of those who were instrumental in Facebook’s expansive growth in the country. She holds a master’s in business administration from Stanford University and an M.S. in computer engineering from Syracuse University and is part of the advisory board of the Indian School of Business. She recently stepped down as MD, Facebook India and has relocated to the US.

Aruna Jayanthi:

After successfully executing her role as a Capgemini India’s CEO, Jayanthi, was elevated as the global BPO head of the French IT major. She is also an elected Executive Council member of NASSCOM and also is on the board of Governors of NIT Calicut. Jayanthi is an alumnus of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and from there she received her Master’s in Management Studies in Finance in 1984.

Vanitha Narayanan:

Currently the Managing Director for IBM India Private Limited, Vanitha has over 26 years of experience working with multiple client sets and in several countries. She is the Chairperson of the board of governors for National Institutes of Technology (NIT) heading NIT-Surathkal and was a member of the National Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2013-14. She has a Master’s in Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Madras and a Masters in Business Administration in Information Systems from University of Houston.

Debjani Ghosh:

She is the Vice President in the Sales and Marketing Group and Managing Director for South Asia at Intel Corporation. Before joining Intel, she spent 3 years with Ogilvy & Mather .Ghosh is also a member of the Executive Council of National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) In 2015, Fortune India ranked her as the 14th most powerful woman in business in India. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Osmania University in Hyderabad and an MBA degree in marketing from S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai.

Neelam Dhawan:

Neelam Dhawan, the Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard India is among the first women to head a technology firm in the country. Neelam holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi and a Masters in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.


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