Vidya is a Product Manager, Speaker and Singer. She brings nine years of product management experience and currently works on Messenger and Instagram Direct at Facebook. Prior to Facebook, Vidya started her career at Microsoft. She has given over 70 talks and filed 21 patents.
A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech, Vidya has been on the Grace Hopper Conference leadership for the past eight years and was nominated to be the General Chair of GHC for 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Three years into her career, Vidya was profiled by Microsoft for pursuing a multidimensional career in tech. She has since been featured by over 25 media and podcast outlets including Forbes, Channel 9, Crosscut, AnitaB.org, Wogrammer to name a few.