WEDO, a non-governmental volunteer organization, with a mission to economically empower women and alleviate poverty worldwide, celebrates the pivotal role women play in the impact of disruptive technologies and economic freedom, as well as the dignity and entrepreneurial advancements of women.
Neeti Mehta Shukla has been recognized for two decades of entrepreneurship – a journey that began in 2003 with the creation of a new software category – intelligent automation. She is one of four founders of Automation Anywhere, which has a mission to fuel the future of work by unleashing human potential.
With Automation Anywhere’s intelligent automation platform, organizations and teams everywhere can build a digital workforce, where humans working alongside bots can help companies transform, innovate, and scale. In 2022, the company’s cloud customers have run an estimated 50 million automation, with leading enterprises deploying thousands of bots across their organizations – the growth of which makes Mehta Shukla only a handful of women globally to have founded or co-founded multi-billion-dollar companies.
Today, she leads Automation Anywhere’s Social Impact Office which aims to touch 100 million humans with intelligent automation. She founded the Social Impact Office to make technology more accessible to vulnerable populations, including women and working mothers who are among those typically left behind. When technology is made more assessable through upskilling programs, the skills gained can link to new opportunities and a lucrative career ladder
“I am honoured to receive this award from WEDO and proud to be recognized alongside inspiring women entrepreneurs who are reshaping the future of business,” Mehta Shukla said. “I am also grateful to the generations of female leaders whose expertise, resilience, and creativity have transformed companies, and whose passion and mentorship have paved the way for others to succeed and innovate in the future.”
The WEDO Pioneer Awards honour distinguished women who are leaders and innovators across multiple categories with inspiring accomplishments. Award recipients span industries including health, education, music, business, celebrity, sports, art, fashion, philanthropy, beauty, social responsibility, space/science, finance, technology, and environment/animals.
“Historically, women worldwide have been underpaid, undervalued, underrepresented, underfunded and underestimated, and we are dedicated, determined and driven to change this global imbalance,” said Wendy Diamond, CEO and Founder of WEDO. “Neeti exemplifies these qualities through her work in making technology accessible for all and is incredibly deserving of this distinguished recognition.”