6 Indian-American Women Make Waves in New List

Soumya Shankar

Crain’s New York Business is a platform for connecting the New York business community across the five boroughs. Their inaugural "Notable Women in Technology" feature details accomplishments of 75 women in tech in the Greater New York City area that include deans, chief information officers, and company founders in education, finance, and fashion.

Indian-American women in tech form a commendable coterie in this list. Among those featured, Anu Duggal is the founding partner of Female Founders Fund; Jalak Jobanputra is the founding partner of Future\Perfect Ventures; Payal Kadakia is the executive chairman and founder of ClassPass; Anita Raja is associate dean of research and graduate programs and professor of computer science at the Cooper Union; Reshma Saujani is chief executive officer and founder of Girls Who Code; and Preeti Sharma is chief digital officer at VGD NYC.

Last year, four Indian-origin women were named by Forbes among America’s top 50 female technology moguls, a list that includes Padmasree Warrior, former chief technology officer of Cisco; Komal Mangtani, senior director at Uber; Neha Narkhede, chief technology officer and co- founder of streaming platform Confluent; and Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, CEO and founder of identity-management company Drawbridge.