Presenting to you some untold stories of women leaders in an uncertain and dynamic IT world. This episode features an interview with Swathi Nelabhatla. She is a Founder of SheJobs, A woman and URM focused job portal. In this episode, Swathi talks about her entrepreneur journey so far and what keeps her driven to work towards her passion. The key to her success is that she found her true calling and followed it. If you’d like an inspiring story to get you going, here is one!
2.04- Tell us about your recent recognition as “Global Inspiration Leader 2022” at Global Business Enclave 2022 held at UK Parliament
3.31- Can you take us through your journey and insightful learnings from it.
5.47- How did you manage your finances when you were dabbling through start-up ideas.
7.38- You are a member of “Forbes Technology Council” what is your role there and what happens in the council?
10.00- Tell us about your source of inspiration & energy?
12.22- Have you faced any unconscious/conscious stereotypes anytime in your journey
17.09- Can you tell us about future plans or new initiatives churning in your head
20.37- Secret quality of yourself that you love
21.27- How do you organize your day? Do you have a tips for work-life balance, being a women
26.26- What your message to next generation
“I wanted to do something for the community while I fulfill my entrepreneur passion, that’s when I thought about a job portal for women (back from long career breaks) and underrepresented minorities and She Jobs happened”
Anything is possible by being very disciplined while spending (with bare minimum) and working”
“Whatever I learn I invest back in the start-up ideas I had, it all my entrepreneur passion”
“Its very Important for us to keep ourselves upskilled /reskilled always given the constantly evolving dynamic IT world”
“My father is my biggest inspiration and I somehow chase his dreams to do justice to his vision about me. That keeps me driven”
“Usually it is women who always sacrifices her career for the family, but when they want to get back to work they are not offered a fair pay/position”
“Currently, organizations don’t have intact returnship programs. Customization of diversity programs is not yet present in organizations even though different layers of diversity are to be addressed differently.”
“For women, “multitasking comes with ease as it is their natural strength”
“Women are more empathetic which makes them better leaders”
“Dedicate some time in your life to just work on your passion”
“It is very fascinating to see the power of data in solving a problem or looking at things that’s blind to human eye”
“What held me sane and led to success in my career is that drive /passion to create an impact of my own”
“I grew up with a mindset that I’m strong individual and I wouldn’t see myself through the lens of gender”
“Global events like covid & Ukraine war have made the field of data technology more popular than it ever was”
“Data science & analytics techniques helped scientists & researchers to read through large scale data with velocity and generate insights to get through the vaccine faster “
“Biggest challenges are the ones that were created unconsciously in my head because I thought less of myself, which led to the fear of not speaking up & constant pressure to prove myself”
“My advice to everyone, especially women would be to stop fearing, stop self-doubting, work hard, but at the same be proud of what you have achieved so far”
“It’s ok to fail, but it’s not ok to not try-both in personal & professional life.”