Category Archives: Behind the Code

Women in Tech: Enabling Strong Female Voices

The tech industry is notorious for a lack of gender diversity. This can be especially apparent when looking at engineering roles. As Truecaller is strongly engineering driven, this makes the goal of improving gender diversity that much more important – women often struggle for visibility within an industry that has mostly male voices. 

We are strongly committed to working towards a better representation of women within the organisation. Also, we think a vital part of that is showcasing women and providing a voice for women within our organisation. So, we had a chat with Milu Raju, a Backend Engineer working in Bangalore within the Fintech department at Truecaller. 

Read on to find out more about working as an engineer from her perspective. 

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How India Found Truecaller

The year was 2009 when Truecaller was started in Stockholm, Sweden by two engineering students. Alan Mamedi and Nami Zarringhalam created an app to help themselves discover who was calling them. What would later become one of the most famous communication apps in the world, Truecaller spread like wildfire simply through word of mouth – and ended up going viral across the drastically different cultural landscapes of India. 

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