MEET OUR TEAM

MEET OUR TEAM

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Mahsa McCauley (Mohaghegh)

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR, SHE#
SENIOR LECTURER, AUT

Hello and welcome! I’m Mahsa, founder and director of She#. I founded She# in the hope to bring about the much-needed change in the gender split in tech. I believe that we must work together to solve this!

Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Women in Tech in AUT’s School of Computer, Engineering, and Mathematical Sciences. She is a well-recognised leader in AI and machine learning and is also the founder of the charitable trust She Sharp, a women’s technology networking and learning group, where she works to encourage young New Zealand girls to consider what a career in technology offers.
She was named winner of the Emerging Leader category in the 2013 Westpac Women of Influence Awards and was one of ten finalists for 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. In 2019 she was the Champion Award winner of the YWCA Equal Pay awards, and in 2020 presented with the Massey University Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Nicole Lin

AMBASSADOR, SHE#
DATA SCIENTIST, SPARK

Nicole Lin is currently working at Spark as a Data Scientist, and has experience in sectors spanning technology, business and social impact. Previously she has worked at Microsoft, PwC, and ANZ, and have been recognised as a Google Women Techmakers Scholar in 2019.
She is a champion for diversity & inclusion in STEM, digital equity, and is deeply passionate about harnessing technology to create social impact, particularly in tackling the challenges as set out by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. She chairs a working group on advancing AI awareness in NZ as part of AI Forum NZ, and is also a member of the Youth Advisory Board for Philanthropy NZ.

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Shruti Sherekar

AMBASSADOR, SHE#
BUSINESS ANALYST AND STANFORD STUDENT

Shruti has a conjoint degree in BCom/BSc, majoring in Computer Science, Information Systems, and Accounting. She has worked across High Tech, Telco and Insurance Industries in the last 5 years focusing on improving customer experience across products and IT tools. Shruti has worked on many automation projects to enhance the business processes on CRM platforms. She felt fortunate to take part in the Stanford University's 2019 Summer Programme, working on an entrepreneurial project towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Throughout university, and whilst working in industry, Shruti has been part of initiatives that support women in STEM and have continuously encouraged more women to take STEM.

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Ankita Jani

AMBASSADOR, SHE#
QUALITY TEST ANALYST, NINTEX

By profession, Ankita is a QA Test Analyst, which feeds into her curiosity to break things! She is also a passionate cook and a spiritual practitioner. For her, She# is all about encouraging and bridging the gender gap in all fields of under-representation, especially, the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Of course, this is not to be achieved alone. We must employ all our forces to band together to make a change!
Together we can do it! And that is what She# is all about – providing a platform for people to come together to make a difference!

Vaanipriya Diwan

Vaanipriya Diwan

AMBASSADOR, SHE#
WEBSITE DESIGNER, FREELANCE

Vaani is graduate Creative Technologist. Having studied such an interdisciplinary course has allowed her to develop various skills and work with a range of technologies in different fields of the Industry. Her skills consist of graphic and web design, game design and development, augmented and virtual reality. She has gained diversity of knowledge to prove that you don't have to excel at one thing, you can have various interests, try new things and make your passion your profession.
At University, Vaani was a Student Representative, which supported her passion of helping people. She wants to encourage more female into the STEM Industry not because of the gender gap, but also because females bring a completely different perspective to situations and they need to be heard! She hopes to be a role model for the younger audience one day.

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