Ms. Rekha Venkatakrishnan
Achiever's Success Story
TransformativeTech Leader Empowering Change
With nearly two decades immersed in the dynamic realm of science and technology, Rekha Venkatakrishnan stands as a stalwart leader renowned for her expertise in product management and engineering. Her journey is a testament to relentless ambition and a commitment to fostering inclusivity and innovation within the tech landscape.
Educated at the University of Arkansas, where she earned her MBA, and having received her Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology from Anna University in India, Rekha fortified her foundation for an illustrious career that spans continents and industries.
Having charted a trajectory from software engineering in India, Rekha’s ascendancy into product management marked the inception of her illustrious career. She has held pivotal roles at esteemed companies like Amazon, Walmart, Taco Bell, Oracle, Infosys, and iGATE, leveraging her strategic acumen and data-driven approach to redefine product leadership.
Beyond her professional exploits, Rekha champions the cause of Women in Tech, Data, and Products. Her personal odyssey, as the first woman engineer in her family navigating across borders, fuels her dedication to empowering individuals facing similar challenges. As a fervent advocate, she founded Women in Product chapters in the San Francisco – Tri-Valley area, extending her support to budding talents and seasoned professionals alike. Her mentorship spans from guiding early-career individuals seeking breakthroughs to advising senior leaders in product management.
Rekha’s commitment transcends boundaries; she has served as a Global Advisor with How Women Lead, mentoring non-profit tech startups, facilitating their growth and scalability. Her involvement in esteemed communities like Forbes Women and advisory roles in Harvard Business Advisory Council and global product management awards boards underscores her commitment to driving substantive change in tech and leadership domains.
Rekha Venkatakrishnan stands not just as a seasoned tech luminary but as a beacon of empowerment, reshaping the industry’s narrative and inspiring a new generation of diverse leaders.