Here’s list of all the women who have made a major mark and secured a position of great responsibility in these top notch tech & IT companies:
1. Rekha Menon – Accenture
Rekha who was the managing director (human resources) for Accenture’s growth markets, including India has now been promoted to Chairman (India) and will now be working for business expansion.
2. Vanitha Narayanan – IBM India
Vanitha is the managing director for IBM India and was appointed in January 2013. She heads IBM India’s sales, marketing and delivery channels.
3. Kumud Srinivasan – Intel India
Kumud is the President for Intel India and a working mother. She joined Intel after marriage because her husband was placed in the same city (in a different company) and for last 28 years, she has been a part of it.
4. Aruna Jayanthi – Capgemini India
She is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Capgemini India since January 2011. She has been an active part of the IT industry for last 27 years. She feels that to grow in career people need to focus more on the big picture rather than focusing on short-term goals.
5. Neelam Dhawan – HP India
This Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard India takes care of their country-wide revenue responsibility. She aims to make HP the most loved and appreciated company in India. She is an MBA graduate from FMS Delhi and has worked with Microsoft India previously.
6. Kirthiga Reddy – Facebook India
Kirthiga is the head of office and online operations at Facebook India. In 2010, she stopped being just another Facebook user to Facebook’s first Indian employee. She defines it as her dream job.
7. Arathi Subramanian – TCS India
Arathi has grown in TCS from being the head of its global delivery excellence group to being a member of board of executive directors. It is for the first IT company in Indian space to have a woman executive director.
8. Sushama Rajgopalan – ITC
Sushma Rajgopalan is the Chief Executive for ITC Infotech. She was promoted in 2014 making her second woman in the senior leadership role in the company. An MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, Sushama has previously worked with L&T, iGate and many other renowned companies.
The nature in which IT industry evolved in India didn’t allow many women to take part in it and hence, in India, the industry was predominantly taken by men. However, with raising awareness women are making a remarkable contribution in the field and the progress expected in the future for them has no definite bounds.