6 Successful Women Role Models in Technology From India


India is full of talent and talented people in all the field whether it is Banking & Finance or Books, Art and Media or Information Technology. Not only men but women are also doing fantastic not only in art and job but also in the corporate world. Time is changing and women are rising. 

If we compare with other west countries, India is still behind when we talk about the number of successful women, especially in the field of Technology. But we have few successful women role models who are inspiring Indian women to achieve their dreams. Here, we are back with the list of most Successful Women Role Models in Technology From India.

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6 Successful Women Role Models in Technology From India

1. Vanitha Narayanan, Chairman, IBM India Private Limited:

Vanitha Narayanan

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Vanitha Narayanan is now the Chairman, IBM India Private Limited from January 2017. Before the chairman, she served as a Managing Director of IBM India from 3rd of January, 2013 to 4th of January, 2017. She plays an important role in empowering potentials across IBM’s global missions in India, research and innovation labs. She was also the first Indian woman chairperson of AMCHAM India (2015-2016).

She has done her Masters in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Madras. She gained Masters degree in Business Administration (Information Systems) from University of Houston – Magna Cum Laude.

2. Neelam Dhawan, MD, HP India:


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Neelam Dhawan is one of the best-known names in the field of technology. She is the Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard India since July 1, 2008, and her work includes software engineering, research, and IT services. She has major responsibility for revenues, profitability and ensuring the greatest leverage from HP’s Services, Personal Systems and Imaging and Printing businesses.

IT sector was not Dhawan’s first choice as she is an economics graduate from St Stephen’s College, Delhi. She completed her MBA degree from Faculty of Management Studies in Delhi University.

3. Kirthiga Reddy – Facebook India MD

Kirthiga Reddy is a very famous name in the Social Media industry. She is Managing Director (CEO) at Facebook India. She has recently announced that she is moving to America to take on a global role at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California and stepping down from her position of CEO Facebook India.

She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University. After that, she did her Master’s in business administration from Stanford University and an M.S. in computer engineering from Syracuse University.

4. Kumud Srinivasan, VP, Director of Non-volatile Memory Fab Manufacturing & Automation Systems:

Kumud Srinivasan is Vice President and Director of Non-volatile Memory Fab Manufacturing & Automation Systems. Before that, she was president of Intel Corporation. She is responsible for the manufacturing and IT systems of Intel’s non-volatile memory factories as a VP.

She completed her bachelor’s from Calcutta University. After that, she attended the University of California, Berkeley for higher education.

5. Divya Jain, Data Analysis Engineer at Box:

Divya Jain is the Data Analysis Engineer at Box Data. She is an entrepreneur and has been called a “data doyenne” by Fortune. She was a co-founder of dLoop.

Divya has completed her bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Aligarh University and then her master’s from San Jose State University in computer engineering.

6. Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Business Services at Capgemini India:

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Aruna Jayanthi is the Chief Executive Officer of Business Services at Capgemini India. Before that, she was CEO of Capgemini India from January 2011 until Jan 2016. Aruna is responsible for all operations in Capgemini business units like Consulting, Technology, and Outsourcing services in India. She has been selected as an Executive Council member of NASSCOM.

She received her Master’s in Management Studies in Finance from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

These are the most powerful Women in Indian Technology. They are proud of India and also role models for many Indian girls and women. You inspired us to achieve our dreams, Thank You 🙂


Deepika Singh
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Deepika Singh is a tech enthusiast. She likes to play mobile games and capture beautiful moments from her mobile phone. She writes about mobile app and when not working, you will find her watching movies or sleeping.

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