Tether’s ‘By women, For women’

The future of the Indian fintech industry is getting into a solid shape with the support of great leaders. Diversity in the industry acts as a solid anchor and a catalyst in bringing significant innovations to life.

Tether’s ‘By women, For women’ aims at bringing together some of the inspiring women shaping the industry to share their experience with us.

Key Takeaways:

  • Women should join more tech roles to break the stigma that’s been around. The active role played by women will elevate them into the tech industry.
  • Women do end up facing both visible and invisible barriers along their journey. This starts right from family inheritance and pink tax to even less than only 2% of venture funding that goes to women!
  • Women should break the barrier by promoting themselves and having mentors for guidance.


Sairee Chahal

Founder & CEO, Sheroes and Mahila Money

Sairee Chahal is a serial entrepreneur, mom, angel investor, evangelist for #womensinternet, and a board member. She currently runs Sheroes – an online ecosystem for women, offering support, entrepreneurial and employment opportunities, content, and the community at www.sheroes.com and the Sheroes App and Mahila Money – a community neobank for women.

Sairee serves on the board of Milaan Foundation, Paytm Payments Bank, and US-based Women in Cloud.

Sairee is credited with building up an ecosystem to support women in their journeys as entrepreneurs and leaders. Sairee built a strong technology play to solve the problems of gender disparity in India.

Shilpa Karkeraa

Founder and CEO - Myraa Technologies

Shilpa Karkeraa, is the leading AI technology expert & the CEO & Founder of Myraa Technologies. She is an IIM Bangalore Scholar with NSRCEL, Goldman Sachs Recognition along with her roots in Electronics & Telecom Engineering from University of Pune.

Shilpa Karkeraa has been awarded as the Best CIO for Digital Transformation by Computer Society of India. Besides catering to 9 diverse industries, she is a Strategic Technologist across 5+ countries & for Fortune 500 companies. 

Payal Patel

President and Co-Founder, Freshworks Women 360

Payal is a Sr. Manager, Solution Engineering who leads a team of high performing solution engineers at Freshworks. Her team strives to evangelize a refreshing user experience on the Freshworks platform.

She’s spent 16 years in technology with various roles and industry expertise such as support engineer, implementation of PAAS hardware, lead solution engineer for SAAS products across a range of companies such as EMC, Eastern Computer, Salesforce and Gladly.
In addition to being a manager, she leads the Freshworks Women 360 organization as president and founder where their mission is to inspire, empower, and cultivate a diverse group of women within the Freshworks organization.