Software Engineer, Pinterest
Vaishali is a community builder, champion of women empowerment and tech enthusiast. Originally hailing from India, she is currently working as a software developer at Pinterest in San Francisco. She moved to the US to pursue an interdisciplinary graduate degree in Economics and Computer Science from Duke University where she devoted her time to researching the barriers faced by women in the Pakistan labor market by analyzing hiring patterns, gender pay gap, and workplace facilities. Prior to her masters, she completed her CS undergrad from IIT Roorkee and worked in financial services at Goldman Sachs. In her professional career, she has mentored interns and new hires and actively participated and presented in various Women in Tech events. She has also been active in various Lean In circles and was the head of the Creative Women Leaders network, where she organized speaker sessions and discussions providing a supportive environment for women to grow personally and professionally.