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Neeraja Ganesh

Head - JobsForHer foundation, JobsForHer

Asia

Neeraja Ganesh decided to switch her career to work in the space of gender diversity after having mentored women from diverse experiences, age groups, industries and domains, to help them grow in their careers. While she mentored women working in her company way back in her IT days, the experience of mentoring women outside of a corporate setup, confirmed her belief that much needs to be done to show the path to women in India who have the innate talent but lack the knowledge of where to find help in terms of mentoring, coaching, networking and, more importantly, understanding that these are important elements in one’s professional growth. An IT professional till 2017 with her core compentencies in Project and Program management – she headed some of the big portfolios in some of the top IT companies in India. She is also a designated career mentor on many mentorship portals. She was recently awarded at a TEDx Women event for her 25 years of achievements in the corporate world. Neeraja was also associated with a design strategy and innovation consulting firm where she was responsible for doing research to understand the key parameters of top innovative companies.

Why are you optimistic about the future of work?

The reskilling revolution has arrived which will broaden opportunities for everyone; this will narrow the gender gaps and enable access to promising roles for all

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