Episode 69: Sima Gandhi
From Biz Dev Exec to Mentor and Investor
As the daughter of first-generation immigrants, Sima Gandhi is no stranger to hard work. Her father encouraged her to succeed, and her desire and drive to take risks and break down barriers may come from her humble but stable early family life. Determined not to define female business acumen by the 90s pantsuit — Gandhi found her own direction.
With an industrial engineering degree from Stanford University and a J.D. from NYU School of Law, Gandhi’s career has spanned from the U.S. Department of Treasury to American Express to being one of the first 20 employees and head of business development at fintech giant Plaid.
Now, Gandhi is using her experience to advise fintech start-ups through mentoring and angel investing. She’s also focused on helping marginalized populations become more visible through technology.
Listen as Gandhi discusses the potential impact of fintech on financial literacy (but how it’s not there yet), the importance of building great business partnerships, and how diversity in the workforce is essential on this episode of SheVentures.