Meet the Speaker — Preeti Gupta

Women In Tech Summit
2 min readSep 18, 2023

Preeti Gupta is a Vice President at Brown Brothers Harriman. She is leading a session at WITS Southeast titled “DevOps for Database — What, Why & How?”.

Why is speaking at WITS important to you?
I feel passionate about increasing female representation, especially in the technical space, and do my bit by sharing my knowledge and experience with others by speaking at a conference such as WITS. Speaking here has always been a dream of mine, and I’m truly honored to be part of it this year.

What or who inspires you?
Previously, I believed giving back meant only financial contributions. However, Michelle Obama’s words, “Don’t say what can I do, do what you can do,” inspired me to explore how technologists can contribute. I discovered a multitude of opportunities. I realized I could share my technical skills to inspire girls in STEM. Organizations like ‘TechGirlz,’ and ‘IBM organized Call for Code’ caught my attention.

Most useful article you’ve read in the last month
I enjoyed reading https://medium .com/the-tiny-wisdom/unlocking-your-inner-genius-a-dive-into-creative-confidence-e82afa2a0eed. It’s all about ‘Creative Confidence,’ debunking the myth that creativity belongs only to ‘creative’ roles and affirming that every job incorporates a creative aspect.

When you were a kid what was your dream job?
Interestingly, I didn’t have a particular job in mind. All I ever wanted while growing up was to achieve self-dependence, earn a living, and give my absolute best in whatever field I chose.

Tell us something about your session
While DevOps has significantly enhanced software delivery, one crucial element often overlooked is The Database. Join my session to explore treating database code like application code and bridging the data gap in DevOps

What other sessions or speakers are you most excited to see?
Leveraging the power of your voice to drive value, stimulate innovation, and embrace change by Jasmine Suarez. In this session, I aim to discover how to ‘find my voice’ even when faced with adversity.

Hear from Preeti and the other great women in tech speaking at WITS Southeast by registering here.



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