Our mission is to empower underprivileged young adults and members of the LGBTQ+ community by providing them with the tools and opportunities to thrive in the world of software engineering and technology, enabling them to reach their full potential and contribute meaningfully to the tech industry.

This mission isn’t solitary; instead, it has been a collaborative endeavor that thrived on brainstorming with like-minded individuals, compassionate friends, and kindred spirits who shared this vision.

Our journey to form FemSTEM is a heartfelt commitment to the betterment of society as a whole. During this odyssey, we delved deep into brainstorming sessions, engaged in heartfelt conversations, and forged connections with those who believed in the power of collective transformative action. Together, we explored innovative avenues and contemplated various strategies to make a meaningful impact on their community and beyond.

This period of introspection and collaboration gave birth to FemSTEM. FemSTEM is the cultivation of a shared vision for a brighter, more equitable future.


FemSTEM is governed by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time and talent to help young women thrive through the power of mentorship. The FemSTEM board has embarked on a transformative journey driven by an unwavering desire to leave a lasting, positive mark on the world.


Board Member

Janice Muradali is a top-producing sales professional with almost 20 years of high performing professional sales experience. Janice has been awarded President’s Club 4 times in her sales career including the prestigious Rep of the Year Diamond Club. She serves as a mentor to newly hired reps as part of the Advisory Team program.

Geetha Sreedhar

Board Member

Geetha is a trailblazing entrepreneur who seamlessly transitioned from a successful corporate executive to the visionary founder of Tarmika, an insurtech disruptor. Her entrepreneurial prowess shone through when her start-up was acquired by a leading insurance technology company after 4 short years.

Xena Urgrinsky

Board Member

Xena Ugrinsky is a 35-year Analytics and AI professional, the founder of DataCrunch LLC and Genre-X Inc., and the co-founder of Pilot Wave Holdings Management. She has also served for eight years on the board of directors of the Grahams Foundation, three of those as Chair.

Zara Muradali

Board Member

Zara is an experienced, trusted, and dynamic life science leader with a passion for driving innovation and delivering exceptional results serving the business community for nearly 30 years. Zara is a 2023 HBA Luminary Award winner. Zara also serves as the Executive sponsor for GT Equality.