Sirisha Surisetty is a passionate technology leader, a mom, and an engineer at heart, with over 18 years of experience in Engineering Leadership and Product Strategy & Development. Her expertise lies in delivering meaningful products by scaling teams and building technology that accelerates business growth. Sirisha is renowned for building, leading, and mentoring high-performing software engineering teams that foster creativity and innovation while maintaining a strong team culture. Her high-energy, results-driven, and focused approach allows her to manage multiple deliverables simultaneously.
Sirisha’s journey to becoming a technology leader was both challenging and rewarding, particularly as a woman, an immigrant, and a person of color in the tech industry. Growing up in a small town in South India, where societal norms prescribed a different path for girls, she had an unwavering desire and passion to break barriers and pursue a career in technology leadership. As a firstgeneration college student in her family, she moved to the U.S. alone as a young woman to pursue her master’s degree, embarkingon her career journey.
Despite facing obstacles and not having dedicated mentors early on, Sirisha persevered by seeking advice from everyone around her and learning from their experiences. Her persistence and grit have led her to her current position as a leader at Nextpoint, where she continues to make a significant impact.
Sirisha takes great pride in her journey and experiences, and she is determined to help others in their careers and day-to-day lives. She fosters a culture of teamwork and collaboration within her team while providing each member with the tools to grow as leaders and innovators. Her strong belief in mentorship and growth led her to bring up an offshore development team in Bangalore, India, offering mentorship to engineers who started in similar situations as she did.
Beyond her professional achievements, Sirisha is deeply passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. She actively mentors aspiring female colleagues through networking events and works to create a supportive environment that encourages them to pursue careers in technology.
Sirisha’s love for technology is equaled only by her love for her family. As a dedicated mother, she understands the importance of work-life balance and strives to create an environment where her team members can excel professionally while maintaining a fulfilling personal life.
In her free time, Sirisha enjoys traveling, exploring new cuisines, and engaging in outdoor activities. She strongly believes in the power of continuous learning, embracing challenges, and empowering others to achieve their fullest potential.
Sirisha’s remarkable journey, dedication to excellence, and passion for technology leadership make her an inspiration to aspiring engineers and leaders alike. Her unwavering determination, coupled with her ability to foster growth and innovation, has solidified her place as a respected and influential figure in the technology industry. She credits her success to focus, drive and perseverance, and looks forward to connecting with likeminded professionals.
Worldwide Women’s Association Member, Sirisha Surisetty, can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.