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Vidya Srinivasan is an Engineer, Speaker 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. She has over seven years of public speaking experience on a broad range of product, technical and career topics. 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, she was profiled by Microsoft for pursuing a multidimensional career in tech. Vidya has since been featured by Forbes, Channel 9, Crosscut, The Women in Tech show, and Microsoft Research to name a few. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Washington and a recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni award by North Carolina State University.
[Last updated: March 2020]