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Swiggy’s first transgender employee is leading a diversity drive at the Indian foodtech unicorn

Sangeeta Tanwar
Swiggy’s first transgender employee is leading a diversity drive at the Indian foodtech unicorn

In 2012, Samyuktha Vijayan, then a software engineer in Bengaluru, moved to Europe as she decided to transition from being a man to a woman. “I always knew I won’t be able to go through it if I was in India,” she says. Over the next four years, Vijayan lived in Luxembourg and then in the US working with the e-commerce major Amazon.