STAREAST 2017 Women Who Test Session - Women in Leadership in Software Testing | TechWell


Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:45am to 10:30am

Women in Leadership in Software Testing

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Are women testers valued in the software industry? Are women leaders making a mark in the software industry? Absolutely! Join Madhu Das as she discusses her personal and career journeys—from a child growing up in India, to becoming a software professional, her journey from India to the U.S. and her growth as a leader in the male-dominated world of software testing. She speaks of her experiences, the successes she discovered as a woman leader in the world of agile software testing, including the challenges she faced and how to surmount them. Through stories from the trenches at multiple large organizations, Madhu inspires you with her lessons learned and how she balances her roles as wife, mother and software professional. Learn how to inspire one another and problem solve together. Leave with how to shine, grow, and lead in the world of software testing!

Madhumita Das
Great-West Financial: Empower Retirement

Madhumita Das, who goes by Madhu, is very passionate about QA. She started her lifelong commitment to the software industry in 1995 as a software developer and moved to the QA arena in 1998. For over two decades now, she has worked in a variety of roles including developer, tester, manager and agile enabler that covered various aspects of testing such as automation, functional, performance, security, accessibility testing and QA dash-boarding. She has managed small and large teams and made her foray into the word of off-shoring in 2007. She has worked with companies such as Century Link, Pearson and is now AVP, QA at the financial company Great West Financial Empower Retirement. She lives in Highlands Ranch, CO with her husband and teenage daughter.