The Journey: Early Days to How I Got Here I was born in Allahabad but been in Bangalore from childhood so I am a complete Bangalorean. Belonging to a place like Bangalore has helped me with good education, confidence and opportunities in professional and personal front. A few articles I had written: The First Step [Conquer your Ego] http://www.motivationalmagic.com/articles4/group3/happiness-359.php Passion at Work: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Sharma4.html Insight of My Company and the Role I Play in it I am a Director at Management Academy and Research Centre – a management institute, where I have invested my time, effort and savings from the past 3 years. My role here is many folds in the areas of Marketing, Admissions, Operations, Academics and Placements. As we are progressing I have been able to share responsibilities with other Directors we are taking on board. Decisions That Mattered Post completing my education, I joined smaller companies as there wasnt any campus placements. Here I learnt a huge deal that shaped my personality. Though I understood I couldn’t do this forever and moved to bigger IT giants for 12 years. Success and good progress in these companies wanted me to move to the next level of starting something on my own as an Entrepreneur and here I am in the Education Sector. My Vision as a Leader A leader has to create more leaders and not followers. My leadership wants to see confidence building in each person and to truly enjoy and love work for what it is. Resolving Challenges Faced as a Women Women can face many challenges but being from the city and with very supportive parents, awesome husband and daughter I found my professional life easy to handle. Also I feel women should not be stuck with the negativity they receive from the society and focus on goals at hand. Work - life Balance A woman needs a good support system like parents, helpers and family to take care of some of her responsibilities in her absence. I am not sure how to define work life balance though as I feel each her own priority. If work life balance is about taking care of one’s guilt then I think it’s not healthy thinking I do spend more than 12 hours at work and that’s been all my professional life and I feel one needs to fully focus in one activity to achieve its results.
Starting Over from Scratch, What I Would Like to do Differently I like the way my career has progressed to give me the approrpriate learning and experience.
Women Leaders: Driving Force for Powering Business Women leaders now are very confident and not dependant on male counterparts and there is indeed huge acceptance to the women leaders in business
My Learning Along the Way Humility is what I learnt in my professional life and that learning has helped me keep learning more.
Two Years Down the Line Taking on some social causes. I always wanted to see something happening in the geriatrics where India is way behind, want to do something about it.
An Accomplishment You are Most Proud of? It always helps me to move on happier to my next project when I know that the current results have been achieved.
Advice/Suggestions Women need to respect each others’ presence and make the environment conducive to their growth.