Shwetal Shah

Shwetal was named a UN Empower Women “Champion for Change” and is on the  Forbes 30 Under 30 by Forbes Asia 2018 list, she works as an international technology partnerships planner at Mediacom’s Blink and makes award winning documentaries in her spare time.

How did you feel when it was announced that you’d won a TechWomen50 award?

It felt great to be recognised for the STEM outreach work I was specifically working on and be part of a platform that celebrates different role models

Please tell us what has happened in your career since winning the TechWomen50 award?

I have won a few awards after that, I was on the Financial Times Top BME people in Tech in the UK, I was also endorsed by Tech Nation for the Exceptional Talent Visa in the field of digital tech, it increased my network of women in tech which I would not have come across if it wasn’t for this award

What advice would you give to someone else going through the award’s process?

I would advise them to focus on the impact they were able to make with the technical projects they were involved with and how they brought their diversity into the organization

What tips would you give to our other members to enhance their careers?

Besides constantly upskilling, it is equally important to create a network around you that will open up doors for you, living in London we have access to some great minds, but I would make use of social media to also reach out to people whose work you admire or want to learn more from and learn what is going on in other industries and parts of the world to get creative ideas.

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