Great female IT role models: Sheetal Mehta

Sheetal Mehta is founder of Shanti Microfinance, which is a social enterprise charity that provides access to technology and capital for entrepreneurs in slums and villages in Gujarat, India.

She’s a former director of venture capital relations at Microsoft, and she’s currently the UK deal maker for the UK Trade and Investment’s Global Entrepreneur Programme. In this role, she helps innovative technology start-ups make the UK their base.

This month’s Open Soho event tonight is doubling up as an event for Shanti Microfinance. The charity loans money to men, women and families (many microfinance organisations target women specifically) in the slums and villages of India. You can find more information on their website, and we hope to feature more of Sheetal’s work on here. You can follow her on Twitter @sheetalmmehta.