Deepika Devarajan

Program Director - Product Management, IBM, Pittsburgh
Outreach Co-chair, Society of Women Engineers


Don't be afraid of trying new things.

What do you do?

Lead product teams to launch and drive growth of the next generation of artificial intelligence products to market

Why did you choose this field?

I have re-booted my career several times and five years ago decided I wanted to be in the midst of the next Artificial Intelligence era. I was intentional in the domain I wanted to work in and sought out a role in that domain.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

Recognizing that you can design your career as a flexible journey and frequently experiment roles in new areas.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I love being able to use all parts of my brain in my job. I never know what to expect when I wake up and look forward to an adventure each day.

Best advice for next generation?

Don't be afraid of trying new things. If you didn't like it, come back and explore it again after a while. It may just grow on you!

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

"You must do the things that you think you cannot do" - Eleanor Roosevelt

NOMINATE a woman in STEM

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