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Radha Basu
Radha Basu is the founder and CEO of iMerit, a global AI data solutions company delivering high-quality data that powers machine learning and artificial intelligence applications for Fortune 500 companies. Under her leadership, iMerit has employed hundreds of skilled and marginalized women and, youth in digital and data services worldwide. Additionally, iMerit employees contribute to growing industries ranging from virtual/augmented reality to the sharing economy, to e-commerce and financial services. Radha has received many honors including the Global Thinkers Forum Award, UN Women-ITU Gender-Equality Mainstreaming Technology Award, Silicon Valley Business Journal Women of Influence Award, Top 25 Women of the Web and CEO of the Year. Previously, Radha was the SupportSoft Chairwoman and CEO. She led the company through public offerings and built it into a worldwide market leader in support automation software. Prior to SupportSoft, she spent 20 years at Hewlett Packard, where she assisted HP’s electronic software division business and founded the company's operations in India and set up the first software center of any multinational in Bangalore. Radha founded the SCU’s Frugal Innovation Hub and co-founded the Anudip Foundation - iMerit's sister foundation - a leading tech entrepreneur, and a pioneer in the Indian software business. She also serves on the boards of NetHope, Jhumki Basu Foundation and the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Radha Basu has a Master’s in Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering from University of Southern California and has done an Executive Management Program in Business Administration and Management, General from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.