Priyanka Mirchandani

Engineering Team Lead


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Speaker Bio

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.

Speaker Sessions


Defining Your Pathway To Leadership

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Premium Ticket Holders Only
  • Jacqueline Pan

    Software Engineering Team Lead


  • Priyanka Mirchandani

    Engineering Team Lead


Carving a successful career path can be difficult and intimidating. It may be hard to know what the first step should be or how to advocate for yourself effectively without feeling like you are bragging. As female Engineering Team Leads (TLs), it has become increasingly common for us to be the odd (wo)men out in the room. While societal stereotypes have made it difficult for women to elevate and promote themselves, this workshop will enable attendees to learn and practice the necessary skills to build their pathways to leadership.

During this workshop, Jacqueline and Priyanka will share their own stories, how they have navigated their careers, and the lessons learned along the way as female team leads. They will discuss how to uncover leadership opportunities in your organization, and the value in finding both mentors and sponsors.

This interactive workshop tackles the challenges of transitioning from being a team member to a team manager. Attendees will walk away from this workshop with a blueprint for driving those initial conversations with their managers, building the necessary skills to make that move into management, and defining tangible next steps in their pathways to leadership.

The interactive workshop activities will address the following topics:

  • How can I advocate for myself without “bragging”?
  • How do I find mentors and sponsors?
  • As an aspiring leader, what steps must I take to achieve my career goals?

The Why: The tech industry has historically been a male-dominated space, so we need more female representation in leadership. Women bring diverse perspectives and skill sets that can help drive innovation for technical and business solutions. It is our responsibility to lead by example in order to inspire young girls and women to pursue their dreams in the tech field.

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s never too early to start the conversation about where you want to go and what you want to achieve during your career
  • Mentors and sponsors can be the same person, but each has different roles and responsibilities in helping to advance your professional growth
  • Self-advocacy raises awareness and empowers you to take control of your growth and career path

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