Enabling people from various backgrounds to build technology can help us create better products and include different perspectives. Mehul Smriti Raje, Software Engineer at Google, talked about her involvement in getting more women into the tech industry. We talked about her time as an undergraduate student and her experience in participating in programming contests. Mehul explained how she saw a gender gap and why it was important to address it. We also talked about her trajectory in tech and various projects she has built.
In 2017, Mehul was the recipient of the Student of Vision Abie Award. Abie Awards are presented by AnitaB.org, a global non profit organization with a mission to help women in tech succeed. Abie awards honor and celebrate women who have led technical innovations and made a notable impact on business or society through technology. This series highlights their work. For more information about the Abie Awards, go to AnitaB.org