Mamta was born in the US, has Indian parents and was educated in Scotland: she holds an affiliated degree in product design engineering from Glasgow University/Glasgow School of Art; an MSc in engineering management from Strathclyde University; and an MBA with distinction from Strathclyde International Business School. In 2004 she was a finalist for the UK’s Young Achiever Leadership and Diversity Awards and, since then, has used her position to empower women and BAME communities, and champion STEM. She was recently elected to the council for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and featured in Cosmopolitan as part of its award winning Portrait of an Engineer campaign showcasing modern engineers. She spent nine years in the international toy industry before moving into the food and drinks sector, working as a senior innovation and packaging scientist for the European branch of Mars Chocolate. She currently works for a major drinks firm.