The Spotlight Series is We-Ace's initiative to bring to you the Stories of Women Achievers and Male Allies leading the way.
Hear them tell their stories, share their experiences and answer the one question every woman has asked herself - CAN I HAVE IT ALL?
Shanmugavadivu is the Director, IPM, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories. She has over 19 years of experience in Biotech and Legal. Shanmu is a daughter, mother, wife, inclusivity advocate, and shares her advice on balancing work and life, concisely and eloquently.
Speaker: Shanmugavadivu Baladhandapani, Director, IPM, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
"It was a good program which helped me enrich my networking skills and helped me learn how as a women we can rise up and be a good leader even after facing challenges. I got more details how to be inclusive in various meetings and sometimes be tough in making impactful decisions and most importantly always provide actionable feedback and SMART goals as a successful leader."
"I enrolled for Select Mentoring Program to seek guidance on how to get my start-up, up and running. I was connected to a mentor who I instantly felt a very strong connection with. In our one-to-one sessions we could talk freely about all of our struggles and she guided us and helped us find new ways to approach the same problems. Am very very grateful I was selected to join the program."
"I wished to grow my business and marketing my products on a big scale. The biggest problem for me was how to find a mentor. I had applied to join the select mentoring program and I was lucky to be selected. I have had a really good mentor, and I look forward to reaching my goals with them. Thank you We-Ace!"
"I joined the Select mentoring program because i wanted to expand and grow my 6yr old company. I attended the leadership talks by industry experts and I find the mentoring sessions quite useful to further develop me as a leader to the wealth of talented, skilled employees I have in my company."
"The Select mentoring Program is very unique in comparison to other cohort based program. I could get focused guidance through sessions and also attended a few leadership talks that helped me learn from their experience. I am thankful for all the support i got through this program."
"My experience with the [We-Ace Select Mentoring] program was amazing. Mr Prakash is an exceptional mentor. His kindness and willingness to share his own experiences and at the same time listen to our challenges and guide us through them were just amazing. I am glad I enrolled for this program"
"[We-Ace Select Mentoring] program is one of the best program I have attended so far. It was very well planned with relevant sessions and a one to one Mentor interactions.I got an opportunity to discuss with my mentor all my queries that I have in terms of my career as well as leadership skills. I would like to thank team for bringing this useful program."
"Being a part of the Mentoring Program was an enriching experience from which I gained immensely on the professional and personal front. My Mentor gave me valuable insights and guidance which I could apply and she helped make a difference."
The program was quite useful as it helps one to see new perspectives and new possibilities in one's journey towards leadership. My mentor was from a different segment vis-a-vis my segment in which I am working. My mentorship journey was a very enriching experience for me as I gained new perspectives and learnt many leadership skills throughout the journey. The sessions were quite engaging, interactive & interesting. Looking forward to more such sessions.
The WiT event was a significant milestone in the journey of diversity in the corporate world. Delighted to hear so many eminent speaker highlighting how important it is for women to grow in the corporate world with utmost dignity, efficiency and professionalism. They precisely emphasize on how women should pursue their careers in the competitive world and urged the modern era women to come up with ante and stop underselling themselves
I interviewed with two companies at their booths and it was such a smooth experience for me. I really enjoyed the sessions as well, they were very informative. The virtual setup of the career fair work was very new and engaging for me
My overall experience at WiT Ignite Career Fair in terms of baording, navigating to companies booth and ease of participation for candidates was good. I was interviewed for cognizant on 27th November 2020 for the table scroll and cleared two rounds of interview
It was exciting to meet world class companies online on a classy platform which is opening tremendous opportunities for women. The tech talks were super cool and mind blowing, gave a lot of perspective on digital transformation happening today, women in technology and more. I enjoyed the experience at WiT Ignite. Thanks for inviting me