"If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair."
EX: Biggest milestone in your life.
HIM: I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of Bumble India’s story. As a South Asian woman in the US – who grew up speaking Gujarati, completed my arangetram in Bharat Natyam, competed in Indian dance competitions around the US – I knew I wanted to find a way to give back to the culture that I feel so connected to. Never in a million years did I think that would happen so early in my career, let alone with such inspiring women & men globally – ultimately to bring Bumble to India.
EX: Book(s) that have influenced your life.
HIM: My love for reading came from the Nancy Drew series. I’m also really enjoying ‘The Twentieth Wife’ and Adam Grant’s ‘Give and Take’.
EX: An unusual app on your smartphone.
HIM: I’m a big fan of brain teasers and pushing my mental agility. I’ve found Lumosity is the best app for me right now.
EX: The next product on your tech-wishlist.
HIM: I walk and talk – a lot – and I’m on the phone constantly working. The next tech purchase for me is Apple Airpods.
EX: 3 habits you think are most important in order to be an effective leader.
HIM: Investing in building & training others, finding comfort in being vulnerable and ruthlessly prioritizing.
EX: The best tech innovation according to you.
HIM: The internet. The internet has sparked a fourth revolution – and its reinvigorated the world to think differently and innovate in so many aspects of life.
EX: Your ideas and views on sustainable technology
HIM: I think it is important for us to think about future generations; keeping in mind that anything we do today will have an impact on our children and our children’s children.
EX: Your upcoming career goals
HIM: I want to work side by side with my colleagues at Bumble to end misogyny globally and empower women to make the first move in all aspects of their life – facilitating connections across love, live and work.