Akshayya is dedicated to building a more gender-balanced tech industry through affordable student training … direct corporate placement and consulting… and friendly co-working spaces. We give women the skills and confidence they need to claim their seat at the table and create their own opportunities.

Kal Academy

Our accredited non-profit coding school provides women with affordable, accessible, and industry-relevant training and certifications.

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Our corporate training and placement division provides companies with diverse tech talent and helps get their current staff up to speed on new innovations.

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Our non-profit, women-friendly co-working space designed for budding entrepreneurs.

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Meet the team behind Akshayya

Two real-life sisters who’ve been creating and fostering a sisterhood of support and success for women in the tech industry for more than 20 years.

Aparna Mahadevan


Aparna is our financial dynamo. She has 20 years of combined industry experience —with one foot planted firmly in the technology field and the other in finance. Along with her MBA, Aparna holds 18 IT certifications (and an Editor’s Choice Award for poetry!). She’s been tireless in her efforts to help create and run InConsulting, our women-led consultancy as well as Aparna Kreations, a co-working spaced designed for — and by — female entrepreneurs.

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Kal Viswanathan


Kal is a 20+ years software industry veteran with a passion for teaching. She’s a distinguished faculty member at the University of Washington and the primary coding instructor at Kal Academy. Having hired — and fired — her share of engineers along the way, Kal knows exactly what today’s top tech companies are looking for in their employees. She brings all this expertise to Akshayya along with her unwavering commitment to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of women and to champion diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.

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