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Shantha Mohan

Shantha Mohan, Ph.D., is a seasoned technical executive and entrepreneur with expertise in software engineering and operations management. A staunch believer in gender equality, throughout her life she never gave a thought to being a woman and went about securing her place in the corporate world in the USA, often the only woman at the table.

In 2017, after retiring from the company she co-founded, Shantha started mentoring students and young professionals and decided to work on spreading the word on female-engineer role models for young women. The result is this book in which she presents the life stories of her fellow alumnae from College of Engineering, Guindy, in Chennai, India. It includes her life story as well.

Shantha has personally experienced the impacts of major life events such as marriage and childbirth to a woman’s career and is a passionate believer that women, families, and enterprises can work together to help women stay in the workforce and continue to contribute to the economy as well as continue to nurture themselves,  their families and communities.

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Roots and Wings

Books by Shantha Mohan

Are you wondering if engineering, science, or business will work as a career choice for a young woman? Do you question if a woman can pursue a successful career in these fields while enjoying a satisfying family life and still find a way to make meaningful social contributions? Then this book, which chronicles the lives and careers of women who managed to do just that, is the one for you.

These 29 women all graduated from the oldest engineering college

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