Priyanka Mirchandani is a Software Engineering Team Lead at Bloomberg, with a passion for technology, mentorship, and promoting diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Priyanka’s journey in the world of technology began after high school, when she pursued a diploma in computer science. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Mumbai University, and later pursued a master’s degree in computer science from SUNY at Stony Brook.
At each stage of her studies, she was surprised to find how few underrepresented women were pursuing technical education. As an advocate for gender equality and diversity in the tech world, Priyanka took initiative and founded the Women in Electronic Trading [WIET], a local community for women engineers within her department at Bloomberg.
Recognizing the importance of mentorship, she also spearheaded her department’s first mentorship program, which was a resounding success. The program has since become an annual tradition, providing invaluable guidance and support to more than 50 women engineers, helping them thrive in their careers. She also played a crucial role in introducing the #IAmRemarkable workshop to WIET. This initiative has empowered more than 100 women and allies, fostering confidence and self-belief in their professional endeavors.
Outside of her professional responsibilities, Priyanka is deeply passionate about inspiring the next generation of tech enthusiasts. For the past three years, she has mentored high school kids, especially those from underrepresented communities, encouraging them to explore careers in engineering and technology.