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Vidya Srinivasan is a Product Manager, Speaker, D&I leader and Singer. She works as a Senior PM at Microsoft and is responsible for the growth strategy of Microsoft Teams in SMBs and Emerging Markets. Prior to that, she incubated and launched SharePoint spaces, the first Enterprise AR/VR service in Office 365. Vidya has filed 21 patents for her work.
Vidya loves to tinker with tech to hack-for-good and has won the Grand Prize, Hack 4 Good and Contributing to the Future awards at several hackathons. A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech, she was nominated to be the General Chair for the coveted Grace Hopper Conference for 2019 and 2020.
Vidya has over seven years of public speaking experience and is frequently invited to speak on a broad range of tech and career topics. She holds a degree in Indian classical music and performs in the Seattle area.
Three years into her career, Vidya was profiled by Microsoft for pursuing a multidimensional career in tech. She has since been featured by Forbes, Channel 9, Crosscut, AnitaB.org, Wogrammer, and Microsoft Research to name a few. Vidya has been a guest lecturer at UW, a guest speaker on seven podcasts, and the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni award by North Carolina State University.
[Last updated: Aug 2020]