Shambhavi Mishra

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Don't hesitate, Don't think! If I can do it, you can too!

What do you do?

I help solve data science oriented industry problems with my knowledge of Neural Networks and Natural Language Processing.

Why did you choose this field?

Growing up, I repetitively heard that women were not so technically affluent. Arts oriented domains were considered more suitable. Being a social studies or English teacher was a suggestion I frequently heard for my career. Somewhere I believed that too, till I discovered Python. Automation with Python triggered that tech keeda in me. All my social media handles are @ShambhaviCodes, subconsciously fighting off that tag of not being efficient at tech. And today, I have found my calling in Data Science!

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

'Coding' itself is an achievement. Had I believed in myself and started earlier, I would be at a much higher pedestal today.

Why do you love working in STEM?

The feeling of creating something which will be used by many gives me the motivation to work. I love working in STEM because I feel empowered of creation. I wake up looking forward to being one of the most powerful Women In Tech of my country, India.

Best advice for next generation?

Don't hesitate, Don't think! If I can do it, you can to!
To break away from stereotypes, an initial spark is enough! Just rub yourself hard enough to light that spark.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

Richard Feynman - What I cannot create, I do not understand.

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