Anusha Nirmalananthan has worked in the tech industry for over 10 years – working between the UK and San Francisco. Anusha is currently Chief Product Officer at Workfinder, having previously worked at Just Eat and eBay. Anusha has a Computer Science degree from Cambridge University where she joined as one of only three females on her course.
As an Asian woman in the world of tech, Anusha has faced numerous challenges and now supports others as an ally who are following in her footsteps. On top of this, what people don’t see is the invisible illness that Anusha battles with on a daily basis – a chronic pain condition throughout her body called Fibromyalgia. Anusha shares her story of breaking down stigmas in the tech industry whilst being afraid of what her invisible illness would mean for her career. Eventually she found the courage to be open about what she was really going through. Anusha’s story highlights the importance of allyship in order for others like her to be successful in challenging environments and to be open about their struggles.