Making Work Human: Automation Anywhere Co-Founder Neeti Mehta Shukla On People, Culture And The Future Of Work

The Crunchbase “Female Founder Series,” is a series of stories, Q&As, and thought-leadership pieces from glass-ceiling-smashers who overcame the odds and are now leading successful companies.

Neeti Mehta Shukla is a co-founder, senior vice president and culture architect at Automation Anywhere – the world’s most widely deployed and only cloud-native robotics process automation (RPA) platform. She has dedicated her career to liberating people from the restrain of manual, repetitive work. 

Automation Anywhere is an RPA leader of a fast-evolving technology using software bots working side by side with human workers to automate manual, repetitive business processes. The impact? RPA enables an intelligent digital workforce of software robots that can automate the mundane, unleash human creativity, and ultimately make work more human. 

In this Q&A, Mehta Shukla shares why she started Automation Anywhere, her advice for other founders, and the most valuable lessons she’s learned throughout her career.

Q: What inspired you to start your company?

Growing up in an entrepreneurial household, I always dreamed of starting something new. My early experiences in the business world highlighted how inefficient its many manual, repetitive processes can be; how they limit the time that could be spent on creative, strategic and exciting work.

Knowing that technology could lead to a better way, my co-founders and I envisioned software bots that would automate manual tasks that human workers are often stuck doing every day — like data entry, compiling manual reports, or invoice processing. So we created Automation Anywhere, where our (Read more...)