Women in Tech: Why diversity benefits tech companies – Rashi Khurana

Culture, Diversity & Inclusion
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In this episode, Andy Davis talks to Rashi Khurana, the Director of Engineering for eCommerce Images and contributor experience at Shutterstock. On the show, they discuss potential avenues for getting more women in tech. Andy also asks Rashi about her own career development and mentoring. They chat about having the right approach to business and best practices when leading a team.

Rashi is currently leading the technical teams at Shutterstock in New York City. Previously, she worked with Orbitz Worldwide where she useed to own and manage the landing page framework and Infrastructure. The framework involved the creation and launch of dynamic and flexible landing pages with customization and personalization built in it. This also involves the business facing tool that contributors can use to generate content and publish landing pages.

Show Notes:

1.10 Rashi’s career background and development.

3.13 Are traditional methods of tech education obsolete?

5.03 Realigning the way tech professionals are onboarded. 

9.14 Helping women feel confident and comfortable in tech.    

10.22 Why does society gear engineering towards males?

11.47 Negating social anxiety and learning at your own pace.

14.46 The benefits of having a career mentor. 

17.12 Rashi’s own mentoring and speaking work.

19.00 Having the right attitude and approach in business.

21.35 Earning the trust of your team. 

22.35 Leading by example and letting employees know it’s ok to fail.

26.46 Building a productive company culture.

29.08 Finding the right cultural fit for you.

30.39 Sources of motivation and drive.