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The women techie from Sri Lanka who took on the World Bank and her government

The women techie from Sri Lanka who took on the World Bank and her government: Today’s Techie Tuesdays, Shahani Markus is an epitome of accomplishments and persistence. Born and brought up in Sri Lanka into a family of doctors, Shahani would have been a doctor as well. But then certainly she would not have been the Head of Engineering at Virtusa (Sri Lanka); Chief Technology Officer at ICT Agency, Sri Lanka; Board of Management member at University of Colombo School of computing, senior eGovernance consultant at United Nations Development Program, Adviser to Royal Government of Bhutan, and later co-founder of three companies.

However glamorous it may appear, life has been but fair to Shahani till date. Whether it was her academic life or corporate one, she experienced discrimination because of her gender. But she bounced back every single time and kept on climbing up the ladder of success and achievements to become a role model for thousands of aspiring women-in-tech in Sri Lanka. Here are the edited excerpts of our conversation with Shahani:
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