Meet Sayantika Saha.
Classical Dancer. Traveler. Film Buff. Engineer.
Q: When did you decide you wanted to become an Engineer?
I remember wanting to become an engineer when I was in my 7th or 8th grade. I liked how you could solve practical problems using science and technology. My parents were very enthusiastic and supportive of my choice.
Q: Tell us a little bit about what you do at GM.
I’m an Engineering Manager at the GM Tech Center located in Bangalore, India. I lead a team for engineers who work for GM’s global car line.
My team evaluates crash-worthiness of GM vehicles, and designs occupant restraint systems such as airbags, seat belts and a host of other safety features.
Q: How did you hear about SWE? And what does SWE mean to you?
I first heard about SWE from a few of my colleagues. They convinced me to attend the #WELocal conference in Pune, India. The conference was such an eye opener for me. I met so many wonderful, intelligent and inspiring women under one roof.
SWE, to me, is a platform for women engineers not just to network, but learn from each other and nurture our skill set. It’s also a wonderful platform for college students who are interested in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career.
Q: What advice would you give young girls today?
Cultivate your potential, aim high, and work really hard towards success.
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