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eWIT organized a Role Model Series held in Sutherland, Velachery on 23rd November 2017

 

eWIT organized a Role Model Series Lecture hosted by Sutherland Global in their auditorium at Velachery. The Role Model of the evening was Ms. Nasreen Fathima Dawood, Associate Director Leading IT Service Delivery in IBM.

The evening started with Mr. Anil Joseph, India HR Head of Sutherland sharing their policy of recruiting more of women and initiatives on women empowerments and encouraging more women participation in the organizational growth. Ms. Shalini Verma, Vice President, Sutherland Hyderabad shared on how she came up to the level of excellence with 18+ years of experience with strong work life balance. She suggested family support and a well balanced focus on family and career would help a lot, focus on the ‘me’ time and also on what takes to make it strong in the career. She mentioned that automatically everything around will fall in place once the determination to achieve is strong in a woman

Ms. Sarada Ramani, Advisor, eWIT welcomed the gathering and stated that eWIT focus more on women taking up middle and top management posts where she feels women presence is lacking. She also briefed on the purpose of eWIT and various avenues opened by eWIT to enable more women workforce and participation in entrepreneurship

Ms. Nasreen gave a speech from her heart, talking about how she scaled up in a less glamorous domain of Remote infrastructure services, being from a conservative society that gave importance to marriage and families for women then career and what made her strike a balance. She mentioned that career is a like a child and it is not a marathon to finish the task and achieve it in a day. She also added one need to work hard to achieve something in their career. She felt a good support system is required for a balanced career. She stated that real experience is the foundation for a career. She said the secret of success is spotting the opportunity and never saying no to it. She highlighted that it is important to dusting your hands at the early stages of career and learning things hands-on is important for a strong career foundation. She also emphasized on the purpose with which we need to move forward and also on how to make women independent and self-reliant.

She also said personal beliefs needs action and it is important to give it back to the society and help in promoting women cause. She briefed how NLP helped her shaping up her personally and officially. She answered questions posed by the participants enthusiastically. Ms. Lakshmi Gopal presented a memento to Ms. Nasreen with thanks from eWIT.

The evening ended up with thank you note from Ms. Umasree Raghunath, Treasurer, eWIT

         

 
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