S2 Ep 5: Diversity in data science, big tech and Google, with Prasiddhi Menon

How can technology help to make workplaces more fair, equitable and diverse? How can we better use the Google suite of products to improve our personal lives? How can Gen Z prepare for a career in tech and data science?

In S2 Ep 5 of “The Digitalization & Diversity” podcast , I had the pleasure to catch-up on the show with my best friend from engineering school, Prasiddhi Menon who today works as a Data Scientist for Google. In this episode, Prasiddhi talks about digital platforms and the role of LinkedIn in helping her land her current job at Google. She also shares her transition from engineering into data science, and the differences between regional focused and global teams from a diversity and inclusivity point of view.

We talked about how we can better use the Google suite of products to improve our own personal lives, while being mindful about data privacy and data protection issues when it comes to adopting and using a digital tool or application. We closed the episode with some advice for Gen Z citizens who are looking to start a career in tech and data science.


About Prasiddhi Menon:

Prasiddhi is a Data Scientist at Google with over 9 years experience in Machine Learning, Statistical Modeling, Business Intelligence and Consulting. Prior to joining Google, Prasiddhi worked as a senior data science consultant with Ernst and Young focusing on Financial Crime and specializing in Anti-Money Laundering. She also worked as a Data Scientist at Deloitte and co-founded a marketing analytics start-up earlier in her career. Prasiddhi is from Bangalore, India and she will be transitioning to NYC soon.

About Adya Kumar:

Adya is a tech enthusiast, engineer, project manager, and an inhouse consultant for a leading logistics company. She has a passion for solving problems through the use of technology and is a strong supporter of digitalization as an enabler to grow and sustain diversity in businesses. In 2021, she founded “The Digitalization & Diversity Podcast” with the mission to create engagement and raise awareness on the power of Digitalization to improve Diversity. Through this platform, Adya shares insights, personal stories and digital journeys of diverse people. The podcast has been downloaded in over 50 countries across Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts.

Adya has lived and worked in diverse environments in India, France, USA, UK and Germany and traveled to 40+ countries. Today, she calls Bonn (Germany) her home of choice.


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