Community Spotlight: Nadia Anggraini
Nadia is an Indonesian native who grew up in Singapore, and has called San Francisco home for the past 10 years. She currently works in strategy & analytics at Uber, but her professional career has spanned across industries, from management consulting to nonprofit to tech. She spends a disproportionate amount of her free time rock climbing, planning climbing trips, and listening to podcasts/watching movies/reading books about climbing.
What’s your professional passion these days?
I started managing teams at work 2+ years ago, and have continually found it to be the most rewarding, meaningful, yet challenging aspect of my job. I enjoy coaching and supporting my team and thinking about how to build a collaborative and psychologically safe culture that enables people to flourish.
What does it mean to you to be a responsible citizen while working in tech?
It means doing my homework to understand the impact of tech on our Bay Area communities (e.g., propagating inequities, treatment of contractors/gig workers) as well as globally (e.g., data governance, regulation of hate speech/violent content), and playing an active role in helping to solve these issues, whether by encouraging awareness, donations, or volunteering.
How has TechEquity impacted civic participation?
TechEquity has been a wonderful resource that enables tech workers to connect with our local communities and to shine the spotlight on local/state-level issues. Many of us live in a bubble, and may not have known about important issues, such as the Prop 13 reform efforts, if not for the awareness and advocacy-building work TechEquity does.
Why is it important for the tech community to become more civically engaged?
The unfortunate reality is that tech companies have outsized influence and impact on the Bay Area, both on an economic and policy level. There’s a lot of work we need to do to push for a more equitable society, in which individuals and communities can thrive and prosper—and it’s important for tech workers to do our part to push for the necessary reforms, whether within the companies we work in, or outside, to help us collectively achieve this vision.