Lean In Manipal — Mentor’s Conclave

LeanIn, founded by Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, is an international organization that aims to empower women to embrace challenges and provide them with a skillset to excel in their careers. They administer a community of women where they can express their fears and struggles without fearing mistrust and celebrate each other’s wins. With the theme for Women’s Day being ‘break the bias,’ this organization directed its attention to recognizing and eliminating the ‘default’ negative perception of women—the bias within us!

The Manipal Chapter’s objective is to help students achieve their greatest ambitions and build sound professionals and resilient leaders. This is carried out by hosting skill-building workshops, mentoring sessions, ideathons, symposiums, and the opportunity to connect with female leaders and numerous professionals across the globe. 

Its first-ever workshop—Mentor’s Conclave 2022, is a three-day event encompassing mentors from all over the globe who share their views on aspects of one’s post-BTech journey! Held on an easy access online platform, Zoom, this event is sure to leave all your college plan doubts solved with more insight into what could be done by some of the top minds of our college.

Day 1

Day 1 covers pursuing a non-technical career after BTech. Mentors Kaashvi Saxena and Chirag Gaind will address the jargon-free career alternatives a modest Btech graduate can adhere to. 

Kaashvi Saxena is doing her 8th semester in Print and Media Technology at MIT Manipal. She is the author of two research papers with previous experience in graphic designing, business development, UI/UX, and partnerships. Previously a Marketing Intern at OnePlus, she is an upcoming Product Manager interning in CRED for the past year. 

Chirag Gaind, a Senior Analyst in the consulting role at GEP Worldwide, is a BTech EEE graduate from MIT Manipal. At MIT, he founded the Consulting Club, was Co-director of Hult Prize MAHE, and Head at IAESTE Manipal. 

His skillset includes research,  strategizing, and analysis with respect to business and marketing. Formerly an HBR Ascend Select Member, he has represented India as a delegate at TechCamp 2018 and Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR).

Day 2

Day 2 explores the vast world of technical career options. Speakers Diya Shah and Shruthi Verma will delve into the intricacies of technical opportunities and how to make the best of them. 

Diya is a final year CSE student from MIT Manipal, currently working as an SWE intern at Google. Prior to that, she was a Data, Technology, and Innovation Intern at Deutsche Bank and a student intern at CARE India where she used her technical skills for surveys to be conducted in rural areas on childbirth and delivery conditions.


Shruthi Verma is a final year CSE student from MIT Manipal. She is currently interning at Citrix R & D-security as a Software Engineer Intern and has previous internship experience at Google where she designed, developed, and deployed a feedback service component in a multi-application, multi-user scheduling product. In addition to being elected the General Secretary of the ACM Manipal Chapter (2020–21), she also holds a 9.5/10 grade.


Day 3

Day 3 demystifies the long, seemingly complicated process of applying for a Master’s degree after Btech. Speakers Sahas Gemballi and Rakshit Naidu will cover what your application needs, deadlines, SOPs— the whole nine yards! 

Sahas is a product design engineer and is currently doing the Integrated Design and Management course (IDM) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. An alumnus of Manipal Institute of technology, he previously worked at Intel where he developed a foundation for systems engineering thinking. 


Rakshit is a graduate teaching assistant at Carnegie Mellon University. He pursued a BTech degree in Computer Science from Manipal Institute of Technology and in 2021, he did his internship at Blackrock and as a research engineer at OpenMined.He was a part of the Astronomy Club and was fond of playing badminton and football.


Don’t miss out on this exciting event, register using the following link!


Written by Shreya Akurathi and Supriti Rosita for MTTN

Edited by Shirley Asangi for MTTN

Featured Image by Lean In Manipal

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