Devika Rao

Tell us your story.

Since I started building my career, I realized how important it is to have a strong digital presence to showcase my abilities. I built a simple website to house my portfolio, and it created a sense of knowledge that became empowering. Today, I am immersed in technology everyday by updating websites, aligning brand strategies across various digital platforms or even just for personal use.

Technology itself is inspiring. From the discovery of fire to making wristbands that can assess your sleep patterns, it is a constant teacher. The evolution of how we interact with each other and get information is truly fascinating.

The more technology disrupts, the more we connect — and ironically, I believe there is something really humanizing about that.

What do you most want other women and young girls to know about being a woman in our digital culture?

If you’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, shop online or read or write blogs, you’re already in a digital space. You’re here.

Women bring the innate qualities of collaboration, listening and multitasking to any table we sit at, and using more of those qualities in a digital space can be revolutionary.

You don’t have to know code or be in the IT field to count as “being in technology.” But you do have to know that you hold the cards to change the rules.

Don’t be afraid to be a gamechanger.

The Women in Tech campaign exists to help redefine what women in technology means in the 21st century. Started independently by a group of professional women who, after many impassioned discussions about women in tech knew we wanted to expand this definition beyond ‘traditional’ technology skills. To us, it includes most every current, emerging or evolving role within an organization. By featuring leaders and emerging leaders across industries who embody this we hope to collectively ‘stand up’, be proud of our place in the digital world and inspire young women or those new to the ‘tech space’ to get involved.

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