Yamini Rangan, originally from a small town in India, shattered the glass ceiling to emerge as one of the rare female leaders at the helm of a multi-billion dollar tech company.

Yamini Rangan, an esteemed CEO in the tech industry, has achieved remarkable success through an inspiring journey. Originally hailing from a small town in India, she defied barriers to become one of the exceptional women leading a multi-billion dollar tech company. Rangan currently serves as HubSpot’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), a prominent US-based developer and software giant valued at $25.66 billion (over Rs 2.11 lakh crore).

At the young age of 21, Yamini bravely left her small-town life in India and ventured into the land of opportunities with a mix of fear and excitement. However, she quickly realized that life wouldn’t be a smooth ride. Within a month of struggling to make ends meet in the United States, Yamini left with a mere $150 in her pocket after paying the rent. She understood that finding employment was her only option, having arrived in the US on a one-way ticket.

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Yamini’s initial job involved working as a server at a restaurant located in a football stadium in Atlanta. In an interview, she openly shared her desire for independence and her determination not to rely on her parents for financial support. Prior to this, Yamini completed her undergraduate studies in Computer Engineering at Bharathiar University in Coimbatore. She pursued her master’s degree and subsequently earned an MBA from Berkeley.

Throughout her illustrious and accomplished career, Yamini held positions at prominent IT giants such as SAP, Lucent, Workday, and Dropbox. In 2020, she joined HubSpot, co-founded by billionaire Dharmesh Shah, as the Chief Customer Officer. Within a year, in 2021, she was promoted to the esteemed position of CEO, placing her in the esteemed company of accomplished leaders like Safra Catz from Oracle, Jayshree Ullal from Arista, and Roshni Nadar from HCL. Yamini’s exceptional contributions have earned her numerous accolades, including the recognition as the Most Influential Women in Business in San Francisco in 2019.