Sonali Sambhus is a technology executive, an entrepreneur, and a women's leadership advocate. With 25 years of expertise in setting vision, developing product strategies, and mastering tech execution, she has served as VP and head roles for large organizations and launched two tech startups. As a women’s champion, through her volunteer efforts, she has coached hundreds of women in senior leadership positions to maximize their professional potential and personal growth. She currently serves as head of developer platform for Square, a renowned fintech company based in San Francisco, California.
Sonali has a passion for developing compelling tech products. In Square, she is responsible for helping the company scale via building powerful tools and platforms for developers. She leads developer platforms for mobile, server, and machine learning/AI. Previously, she served as head of consumer engineering for Realtor.com, the nation’s number two realty site. There she drove the creation and execution of Realtor’s mobile product differentiation strategy and launched user experiences enabling the company’s stellar mobile growth.
Sonali is also adept at global expansion and internationalization. As head of engineering for Vuclip, an entertainment giant with 100M+ monthly active users, she built a global team. Sonali also co-founded two tech startups, one of which was 10jumps, a Silicon Valley-based data analytics product and services company, which had a successful exit and acquisition in 2014.
Along her journey, she realized that there was a huge gender gap in leadership. “I decided to not just be a spectator, but do something about it,” Sonali explains. “There are so many capable women who find it difficult to balance their professional ambitions and personal lives.” She published her book, Ellevate—Achieving Career Rise with a Balanced Life, to address this very issue, and she volunteers and coaches women in leadership positions to maximize their potential.
Sonali came to the U.S. from India with high aspirations of making her mark on the world. She undoubtedly is doing exactly that—and she’s bringing the industry and the sisterhood of female leaders with her.
VP-level Technology Executive