Being a working woman professional along with having a family comes with its challenges. And if this happens to a woman in a technology role things can get more complicated.
One of the sectors with the fastest global growth is technology. For those who are proficient in coding, programming, and other technological sectors, there are many jobs. But when it comes to working in technology, women still encounter several obstacles. In contrast to their male counterparts, women in IT confront particular difficulties. These women frequently have to work twice as hard and face many difficulties, from dealing with a shortage of role models to fighting to be taken seriously.
In this conversational session, Annapoorni speaks about her 22 years of her journey working at IBM and dealing with the stereotypes and difficulties of being in an industry dominated by men
Annapoorni Rajkumar has worked at IBM for 22 years.
Global Leader with 21 years of proven business and technical leadership experience blended with strong technical skills in designing system specifications and integrating solutions within existing and new environments, creating high-level architectural designs, blueprints, and infrastructure documentation across multiple platforms.
She started as a design manager and her last role at IBM was being the Director of Networks at IBM. Currently, she is the Director- of Global Services and Organizations and Engineering at Kyndryl.
“Being recently offered a leadership role, I was a bit hesitant about how will I manage my work-life balance. This session was really encouraging and an eye-opener.” Reema Gupta, Fintech Professional
“I love how she is so dedicated to mentoring and guiding the young to discover their career paths. Looking forward to following her and seeking her guidance.” Gayathri Sharma, Computer Science Student
This is a 60-minute session led and facilitated by Prateek Roy, part of Women in Technology. In conversation with Annapoorni Rajkumar, Director, Network Global Service Operations, IBM
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