Ms. Uma Reddy is an Electrical Engineer from UVCE, Bangalore, is the Managing Director, of M/S Hitech Magnetics & Electronics Pvt Ltd. A first generation technocrat entrepreneur, who started her career, while at college and manufactures custom built transformers, coils, inductors, electronic sub assemblies, cable harnesses, surveillance net solutions, etc. Her company won the Performance Award as best supplier from GE Medical Systems, South Asia in 2001, Kirloskar Best Supplier Award in 2005, ABB Safety award in 2007 & 2011. She has also won a National award for Women Entrepreneurs, 2001 & has received the Rajyotsava award in 2005 for her contribution to society.

Her contribution back to the society has been through holding various leadership positions of organizations of national importance & supporting entrepreneurship. She has been a council member of Prime Minister’s Council for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India, & the National Manufacturing Competitive Council, Govt of India. She has presented many papers in entrepreneurship development both nationally and in international forums at OECD Paris, CIPE USA, CDG, Johannesburg, China, Spain, Germany, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Australia, Cairo, Netherlands, USA, Canada, Mexico, etc and has been a resource person for programs of APO, - Asian Productivity Organisation, Tokyo & many such international fora. She has been a member of evaluation missions of UNDP and has organised many programs and seminars for MSMEs and women entrepreneurship development in various capacities in many associations.

Some of the key concepts brought about have been the virtual trade mission, business directory of women entrepreneurs, e commerce as tools for enterprise growth, Asia Pacific Convention for Entrepreneurial Women, organised tech based seminars on Cloud Computing for MSMEs, innovative e marketing tools, exploring social media network etc