Last month, SVSG AI Practice Head Geeta Chauhan was named 2019 CTO of the Year by the Women in IT Awards Silicon Valley.

For years, Geeta has led the industry with her vision of a more enlightened tech sector. She was an early proponent of adopting humane design standards across the industry, and her work has contributed to new industry-leading guidelines for Ethical AI. Geeta helps to lead the fight against the climate crisis through technology as a mentor with CleanTech Open and as a Climate Leader with the Climate Reality Project.

The Enterprisers Project recently interviewed the winners of the Women in IT Awards, asking for examples of times they had to break out of their comfort zone, and advice they’d give to others doing the same.

Read Geeta’s and the other winners’ thoughts here.