Congratulations to the winner of our Development Award, Ritu Mangla, Founder and CEO of Mobilyte
Ritu has spent her career as an IT consultant, product manager, programmer and quality assurance expert at top tier companies such as Bank of America, E*TRADE, eBay, Thompson Reuters and Knight Ridder, before founding Mobilyte. In just a few years, she has grown the company to 350+ employees, two offices in India and more than 200 projects executed for clients – and partnered with small- to mid-sized companies to supplement their needs.
Along with her acute business acumen and successful entrepreneurial ventures, Ritu is a philanthropist, building a long-term strategic project, Nirbhaya, to help rape and acid victims in her native India. She is also active in the Small Steps Foundation.
Ritu is a Watermark member and ranked among the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area” this year by the San Jose Business Journal.
Smartest Career Move
"Leaving my well-paying job to start my own company has given me a sense of accomplishment, contentment and, of course, a significant amount of challenge. There is no better way to build your confidence and spread good energy to potential employees, partners or investors than by controlling your own path."
Her Personal Hero
"My dad. He taught me how to be independent and how to question vs. accept everything I see and hear. He made me strong and fearless. At the same time, he taught me the importance of forgiveness. He passed away eight years ago, but I still hold him very close to my heart."
Well done, Ritu! Congratulations!