Kashish Madan

Kashish Madan

Azure Cloud and AI Consultant at Microsoft

Kashish is a Technical Consultant in the Azure Cloud and AI team at Microsoft, India. In her role, she is developing applications for their customers and helping them in their digital transformation journey. Before joining Microsoft, Kashish was an intern at American Express in their Big Data and AI team. She has mentored students at various technical programs and enjoys advocating for women in technology and promoting open-source contributions. In 2020, she was awarded the AnitaB.org Grace Hopper Celebration India Scholarship and mentored students through various organizations like IEEE Women in Tech, GitHub Education, and the Women Who Code (WWC). She is currently mentoring first-year college students through an initiative by Microsoft to help build their technical resilience. Outside of work, Kashish enjoys cooking, photography, and watching football! 

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Kashish on mentorship

I am open to mentoring students from all backgrounds who are willing to learn, unlearn, and grow. During my career, I have had the opportunity to mentor students from various technical backgrounds and experiences, and it has been a rewarding experience for both the students and myself. I believe in becoming a mentor I wish I would have had.

Specialty topics

  • Software Development
  • Personal Branding
  • Career Development
  • Building Technical Resilience


Favorite books and learning resources

  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • Zero to One by Peter Thiel
  • Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella
  • A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking


Fun facts

When I was younger, I used the name "kashwow" (which is my name + wow) on all gaming platforms because I felt it sounded cool, and I continue to use it on various occasions!