My professional experience of 25 years has been in the Information Technology industry managing large teams, delivery of IT projects, Operational excellence and customer delight for large banking capt ives.
Since I am very passionate about facilitating people to reach their full potential, most of my teams have been established, groomed and grown organically. I have mentored and coached new leaders, first time leaders to understand their leadership style, and utilise their strengths to grow themselves and their teams. I have a very strong inclination to get the women of our country have a positive mindset, become confident and go all out to reach their potential. With this intent, I have driven Diversity and Inclusion programs in my organisations and also, volunteered and mentored outside my organisation to support this cause.
I decided to switch my career to work in the space of gender diversity after having mentored women from diverse experiences, age groups, industries and domains, to help them grow in their careers. I believe that much needs to be done to show the path to women in our country who have the innate talent but lack the knowledge of where to find help in terms of mentoring, coaching, networking and, more importantly, understanding that these are important elements in one’s professional growth. After volunteering for a couple of years with various initiatives to help the cause of gender diversity, I decided to switch from my corporate career to head the JobsForHer Foundation which has been setup to bridge the gender gaps in the country.
I have been invited by various forums across Bangalore to deliver talks on a variety of topics with the intent to inspire, educate and transform mindsets of the audiences. My sessions on “Networking for Results” have been extremely well received every time I have delivered it, especially to an audience of women. In a pursuit to reach larger audiences, I have started writing articles on a variety of topics!
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