March 4, 2023

Intersection of social change, technology and data science with Palashi V

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Intersection of social change, technology and data science with Palashi V
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Show Notes

In this episode, Gayatri Kalyanaraman is in conversation with Palashi V, research scholar with Cornell University

  • Palashi started her career as a software engineer where she played the role of business analysts
  • Her interests in social impact stemmed from Dhirubhai Ambani College where she did her thesis in web tools that empowered women
  • Palashi decided to pivot from software towards the intersection of social impact and technology
  • She shares her learnings in training technology tools for underprivileged kids
  • Palashi shares her vision of creating an equitable environment for marginalised social segments. 
  • She shares how she’s working in information science and data but powering change 
  • She also covered how corporate social responsibility can be extended towards more deeper change and that forms like a continuum 
  • Palashi shares how her research is shaping up and how this education has transformed her thinking 

Palashi’s research interests lie at the intersection of Information Science, Science and Technology Studies and South Asian Studies. For her dissertation research, she focused on the relationship between computing, gender and caste in India. 

She’s a trained Information and Communications Technology engineer with experience in SAP and core java development. Her work focuses on the social impact with the background of gender and technology, specifically with feminist organizations and initiatives in India closely engaged with issues of women’s rights and technology. 

Palashi has worked in technology consulting, marketing and non-profit sector before starting her PhD. 

She was also the founder and editor-in-chief at, an collaborative e-zine that promotes independent art/music and artists in India.

More information about me on her website – 

For more details and contact Palashi here

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