Balancing my role as an Engineering Director for RSA Security Analytics along with my role as a mother of a 21 year old daughter and being able to exceed expectations in both areas is very delicate and time–consuming. Yet I wouldn’t give it up either!
As I enter my twentieth year as a working mother and my ninth year at EMC’s India Center of Excellence, it is really interesting to think about how different life would have been for my family and me if they hadn’t experienced life with me working in a company as challenging as EMC. When I do reflect on that, the pluses far outweigh the minuses.
When I joined EMC way back in June 2006, I was trying to juggle multiple priorities – a.) Family – husband, in-laws, parents and my 13 year old daughter, b.) Education – I was midway through a Masters in Business Management, c.) New job at EMC – trying to ramp-up on storage and Information Lifecycle management domain and d.) My immediate deliverables at work – that included building a Performance, Scalability and Reliability Test Lab!
I would like to applaud the fun-filled and flexible work environment offered by EMC, coupled with a seasoned Management and Executive leadership team who supported and encouraged me all the time to pursue my goals and achieve great heights in my career.
At EMC, I have always got to be myself and have had the freedom to experiment and drive my global teams the most creative and efficient way possible.
Additionally, I felt empowered and travelled all the way from India to Hopkinton to meet with the Women’s Leadership Forum President in 2009. As a result, I was able to launch the EMC India Chapter in 2010. My local Leadership Team has been a great sponsor and support for all of the Diversity and Inclusion activities.
My EMC career has been extremely challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. My portfolio has expanded every year.
I lead and motivate my global teams as well as collaborate extensively with my cross-geo and cross-functional stakeholders to collectively drive high quality work and improved customer experience. Although distance and traffic are not my best allies, no matter how tired I am or how complicated my day ends up being, I try to arrive home as early as possible so I can catchup with my family
Some of my moments of pride at EMC India:
- Being recognized as the first female Engineering Director at EMC India,
- First President of WLF at EMC India,
- First female Manager to lead and remotely manage a team of 70 Israelis based in Herzliya, Israel from India,
- First female to win the EMC Innovation Conference in 2009!
Yes, the life and environment at EMC has been extremely energetic, challenging, innovative, empowering, inclusive, rewarding and dynamic!
And it still feels as though I joined EMC yesterday!