Rashmi Sinha, CEO and co-founder of SlideShare, inked a deal with LinkedIn for almost $200M!
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CEO Jayshree Ullal leads Arista Networks to IPO
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Pooja Sankar, CEO and founder of Piazza, got invited to meet the VP of the United States
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Raji Arasu transitioned from VP of Technology at eBay to CTO of StubHub
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Box acquired analytics startup dLoop, founded by Technical Leader and Entrepreneur Divya Jain
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Padmasree Warrior became Cisco’s first female CTO
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Born and raised in Vijayawada, Padmasree was one of the few female students in IIT Delhi. After a Master’s degree at Cornell, she rose to the role of CTO at Motorola where she achieved great success. She joined Cisco in 2007 as CTO and subsequently co-led the worldwide engineering organisation. Many awards and accolades later, she is now the Chief Technology and Strategy Officer (CTSO) at Cisco, and is continually working on encouraging women in STEM careers. As of 2014, she is listed as the 71st most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Follow her here.
Kirthiga Reddy appointed Head of Office, Facebook India
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Kirthiga single-handedly started Facebook’s India division from scratch – shifting base from the US when she was offered this job. Under Kirthiga’s leadership, big and small Indian brands started using Facebook as an advertising platform. During the 2011 Cricket World Cup, PepsiCo India leveraged the social networking giant during their ‘Change the game’ campaign, thus exceeding their campaign targets. Follow her here.
Kumud Srinivasan runs Intel’s India operations as President
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Kumud moved from Kolkata to New York to get an MS in Information Studies. Her move to Intel in 2008 was a ‘happy accident’, and it was there that she led several innovations, including the transition from 200mm wafers to 300mm. When she was offered the job to head Intel’s India operations, she jumped at the idea to move back so she could give back to the community in which she had been born and brought up. Follow her here.
Pavni Diwanji leads Google’s initiative to make their suite of products more kid-friendly
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After college in Ahmedabad, Pavni went on to do a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University. She spent the early part of her career at Sun Microsystems, and went on to start multiple successful companies before joining Google, where she led the development of Google+. In 2014, Pavni was appointed to lead development of versions of its most popular products, such as Search and YouTube for kids aged 12 and under. Follow her here.