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Vidya Srinivasan is an Engineer, Speaker, and Singer. She holds a Bachelors and Master's degree in Computer Science and works as a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft on SharePoint and Office 365. Vidya loves to tinker with tech to hack-for-good and has won the Grand Prize, Hack 4 Good, Most Inspiring Hack, and Contributing to the Future awards at several hackathons. A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech, and a firm believer in gender equality, Vidya has been a member of the Grace Hopper Conference Leadership since 2014 chairing technical and career tracks. She is regularly invited to speak about technology, inclusive design, product management, and careers in tech in varied settings including panels, presentations, podcasts, keynotes and guest lectures.

Vidya holds a degree in Indian classical music and performs with bands in Seattle to raise funds for nonprofit organizations. Three years into her career in tech, she was profiled by Microsoft for pursuing a multidimensional career by combining her love for engineering, singing, hacking, speaking, and advocating for diversity in tech. She is a new mom and was featured by Forbes twice for defying stereotypes as a pregnant woman in tech. More recently, she was a recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni award by North Carolina State University. Get in touch with her @VidSrinivasan.

[Last updated: Oct 2017]

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