In recent years, we have seen women coming forward to give a tough competition to men. We can see lady pilots, lady constables, lady drivers and ladies in other different fields. Also, if we talk about technology, women have come long way in this too. When women come together to bring a change, they can move mountains.
Here in this article, we will talk about those 10 women who changed the tech world in 2021.
Falguni Nayar recently became India’s self-made female billionaire. She is a founder India’s first unicorn start-up- Nykaa.
Nayar says that every woman must build the right networks and relationships as these will help them to get right information, they need to make their business succeed.
Deena Jacob is the Co-Founder of Open Financial Technologies. She firmly believes that she has seen a push in fund-raising by women leaders.
Deena says that as compared to the past scenario, investors have started to take mor4e bets on women-led tech startups. Though there has been slow and steady growth, but they can see improvement with every funding round.
Nishtha Shukla Anand
Nishtha Shukla Anand is the founder of TechThirsty, the news platform for women in technology. Nishtha says that she believes in the power of technology to shape women’s life.
She used technology to set up a global business out of a small state of Himachal Pradesh. TechThirsty was developed to enable use of technology among women as she believes that it helps to make their lives easier.
Heather Pace Clark
Heather Pace Clark is the Co-Founder of Gilytics. Gilytics was launched in the year 2017, which delivers a Cloud GIS-based platform and service solution.
Heather says that as she is working at the World Economic Forum with a wide range of tech companies to launch global partnerships addressing the digital divide, she has got opportunities to work with inspiring leaders.
She also feels that when a new network for women leaders in an organization or community is started, it is important to include a male leader as well.
Aparna Saraogi is the Co-Founder of Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment platform. She has been in the tech space for two decades. Her aim is to groom aspiring women entrepreneurs.
Aparna has seen women’s interest and focus rising in tech-based start-ups, as it is now normal for a woman to start tech start-ups.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
Whitney Wolfe Herd is the CEO of Bumble. Wolfe Herd recently became the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire. She started her career in tech 5 years ago that too without a STEM degree.
Bumble is a dating app where 100 million women signed up to make the first move.
Zara Zamani is the Head of Disruptive Technologies- Meta Bytes. Meta Bytes is a high-tech company based in southern Sweden.
Zara is a blockchain solution architect, who has been working since 2015 on several blockchain projects.
She says that she has learnt to solve problems, design solutions using the right technologies, be innovative, manage people, and so much more. Along with this she also gained both human and technical skills.
Padmasree Warrior is the Former CEO of NIO. She has been in leadership roles in various tech companies including Cisco, Motorola, and electric vehicles major NIO. She recognizes herself as a techie and a tireless advocate on behalf of women in tech.
At present, she is the founder and CEO of Fable which is a curated reading platform focused on mental wellness. Also, she serves on the board of directors of Microsoft and Spotify.
Avril Haines is the US Director of National Intelligence. She is the first woman in the US history to lead the US intelligence Community.
Avril has deep national security experience. She has also served as Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy National Security Advisor, during the Obama administration.
Sneha Priya Co-Founded an edtech start-up- SP Robotic Work in 2012. After she completed her graduation in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, she realized that she is passionate about making robots.
Sneha says that we need more young people to have visual and practical learning then theoretical to excel in technology and electrical sector.
However, it is a big thing to note that as women are increasingly joining tech industry, young girls in India comprise 30% of engineering students. This percentage is among the highest in the world and also above the developed nations like the US, Germany, UK, and France. This report has come from All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE).