Women in Technology Summit June 9-11, 2019  •  DoubleTree by Hilton  •  San Jose, CA

Leadership Team

Alifya Kagalwalla
WITI Chicago Team Leader

Alifya Kagalwalla is a Director of Engineering at Signal Digital Inc. in Chicago, leading software development teams focused on building high availability SAAS applications. She brings over 12 years of experience to the technology industry having contributed in engineering leadership roles at high growth companies like eBay, PayPal, Groupon and Citrix Systems starting her career as a Web Developer for University of Southern California while getting her Masters degree in Computer Science.

She's extremely passionate about tackling the growing issue of lack of diversity and inclusion within the tech industry and is recognized as a diversity activist and advocate supporting various efforts including helping women returning to the workforce after extended breaks on one hand to encouraging women to pivot to STEM careers on an another by shattering misconceptions and striving to build more inclusive workplaces in tech companies.

Manisha Ballaney
WITI Chicago Leadership Team

Manisha joined Randstad Technologies in 2013. She graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor's degree in Pre-Med Biology and has her Masters in Public Health from Columbia University. Manisha is an experienced professional responsible for identifying, managing, planning and implementing innovative IT solutions to improve business operations within organizations.