Neha Bagaria is the Founder & CEO of JobsForHer, an online portal that enables women to start, restart and rise in their careers by connecting them with jobs, reskilling, mentors, community and inspiration.
After graduating from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Neha founded her first company, Paragon, to bring the Advanced Placement program to Indian high-school students.
When marriage took her to Bangalore from Mumbai, she started working at Kemwell, a contract pharmaceutical manufacturing company, in the field of HR, Finance and Marketing Strategy.
Neha then took a 3.6-year career break when she had her two sons.
During this personal journey, she became aware of the difficulties women face when trying to re-enter the workforce.
She then became committed to the cause of enabling women to achieve their potential and founded JobsForHer.com on International Women’s Day, 2015.
Neha has been featured in the Forbes India’s list of 25 Women Trailblazers who are shattering stereotypes, and in the 19 Changemakers to Watch Out For in 2019 list by Deccan Herald.Neha is an entrepreneur at heart, a mother of two boys, an avid reader, a closet dancer and a travel enthusiast.
Harsh has over 12 years of rich and diverse start-up experience, having conceptualised and delivered multiple products successfully.
At JobsForHer, Harsh leads the technology initiative, and is responsible for the product roadmap and its delivery.
Throughout his career, Harsh has been actively involved with very early stage start-ups, in building teams, architecting solutions and delivering products in Education, Finance and MMOG domains across web and mobile.
In his last assignment as Co-Founder and Head - Product & Engineering at MobiCom, he was responsible for leading a team of developers to deliver a product that was already deployed in over 50 clubs in 10+ countries.
Before that, as Head of Engineering at Simplilearn, he was responsible for the design, development and delivery of all client-facing products on web and mobile.
At Sakhatech, he was a tech evangelist and led its open-source web technologies team (LAMP stack, Mongodb and Ruby), as well as the Products Development group.
He brings rich experience from his earlier stints at Guruji and Buzzgain, where he worked with very large and unorganised real-time data.
Harsh holds an Engineering degree from NIE, Mysore.
Apart from a keen interest in upcoming technologies, Harsh is a foodie and a movie buff.
He actively supports social and community initiatives, and is closely involved with LifeCraft, a not-for-profit organisation involved in creating sustainable livelihoods in villages that do not have any alternate sources of employment.
As AVP of Marketing, Priyanka Ganapathy oversees the implementation and execution of digital marketing initiatives, enhancing brand awareness and empowering all channels to grow revenue.
Priyanka works closely with both public relations and digital team members at JobsForHer to effectively deliver comprehensive, fully-integrated campaigns.
She and her team thrive on developing creative and engaging programs to build the JobsForHer brand and bottom line.
Priyanka brings over 11 years of experience to JobsForHer, having undertaken challenging roles at leading companies, including Biocon, Aurigene Discoveries and Technologies, and The Times of India group.
Priyanka is from Bangalore and graduated from Macquarie University, Sydney, with a dual Masters in Biotechnology and International Business, with an emphasis in Marketing.
Avinash is a senior business professional with over 18 years of experience in developing new business through relationship management, account development and sales team leadership in the recruitment, business strategy, brand consulting and people strategy domain.
His strength lies in maximising profitability within sales by segmenting markets, driving winning campaigns, maximising profitability and engaging team members.
Avinash is an exceptional mentor and coach, who combines his business acumen with innate leadership abilities to recruit, build and retain JobsForHer’s top performing sales team.
At JobsForHer, Avinash drives new business development, offers strategic advice and insights for market differentiation, provides competitive advantage and go-to-market strategies with full responsibility for bottom-line factors, product development and client relationships.
His core competencies lie in strategy execution and management, budgetary direction, sales and revenue improvement, double digit YOY sales growth, key account management, C-Suite presentations/relationship cultivation, strategic partnerships and alliances, mentoring, brand consulting, pipeline development and high performing team management.
Schonali Rebello began writing stories at the age of 7 and became a feminist a little earlier than that.
She discovered that that’s what she was in Women’s Studies 101 during her first year at Knox College, IL, USA, as a Creative Writing major.
That class, which she took randomly for a credit, led to a deep-rooted love affair with the subject and to it becoming the other half of her double major at graduation.
A xennial constantly moving countries all through childhood and adolescence due to world events like The Gulf War, and family events like her mother becoming the EA to India’s biggest tycoon in a newly-emerging Indian economy, Schonali thrives in chaos, upheaval and turbulence.
She is an articulate, engaging communicator with finely-honed relationship management skills, who readily establishes rapport and trust with people from all backgrounds and interests.
She also brings an astute understanding of the unique perspectives and values of intercultural demographic groups, given her smorgasbord track record in the fields of sales, marketing and event management, in industries as diverse as hospitality, F&B, coffee exports, fundraising for the performing and cultural arts, and IT.
Her writing skills came in handy for them all.
With 3 career restarts, 4 country relocations before getting married , and an indefatigable fire in the belly to change the world for and with her son, Schonali is now a founding member and the Brand Custodian at JobsForHer.
Here, she and her team craft beautiful content into compelling content that sells.
A firm believer in the value and beauty of education gleaned from every experience, connection, and challenge, she has found her calling with JobsForHer, which is the perfect bridge between her capitalist mind and socialist heart — a socio-economic revolution that is encouraging women to work across India.
A self-starter, strategic thinker and an experienced media professional, Sowmya believes in driving business growth and product innovation by adopting a mix of user analyses and a creative approach.
With a diverse background in Marketing, Strategic Alliances, Communications, People Management and Filmmaking, she started her career in the space of advertising and filmmaking, where she was introduced to creative renditions of business ideas early on in her career.
The arrival of her newborn led to a break in her career and the genesis of her start-up, FoodTribe — a platform to bring artisanal food to food lovers.
Being part of the founding team at JobsForHer, she has worn multiple hats and has handled diverse functions.
Sowmya now heads Strategic Initiatives at JobsForHer.
She is responsible for building a robust ecosystem for women to grow professionally by building communities, connecting with reskilling partners, hosting events, fostering mentor networks and creating opportunities for furthering business growth for a cause that is extremely close to her heart, i.e., helping women start, restart and rise in their careers.
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 back in her IT days, the experience of mentoring women outside of a corporate setup confirmed her belief that much needs to be done.
Neeraja believes that women in our country, who have innate talent, but lack the knowledge of where to find help in terms of mentoring, coaching and networking, need to be shown the path.
More importantly, they need to understand that these are important elements in one’s professional growth.
After volunteering for a couple of years with various initiatives to help the cause of gender diversity, she now heads the JobsForHer Foundation, which has been setup to bridge the gender gap in the country.
Neeraja was an IT professional till 2017, heading big portfolios in top IT companies, like ANZ and Capgemini in India, with core competencies in project and program management.
She always had a special interest in helping women grow in their careers and, hence, was a mentor to many women.
She is now a designated career mentor on many mentorship portals.
She was awarded at a TEDx Women event organised by the Dayananda Sagar Institutions for her 25 years of achievements in the corporate world.
In her pursuit to share her experiences and learnings with the ecosystem around her, she delivers talks on a variety of topics, which serve as inspiration and learning for others.
Neeraja has also recently been bitten by the writer’s bug and has written a few articles, again with the intention of helping everyone learn from her experiences.
Jainy’s corporate journey lasted 25 years, characterised by her struggle to rise in her career while single-handedly raising 3 children — 2 beautiful daughters and a lovely son.
Her career took a U-turn when she partnered with a friend to begin a new venture.
Finally finding meaning and happiness in what she did, Jainy believes her entrepreneurial journey changed her as a woman, a mother and a leader, giving her clarity and purpose.
Jainy does what she does because she believes that she is here to inspire and help others change their lives, while she is changing hers.
Dhruv Shenoy comes with 28 years of experience spread across Advertising, Marketing, Consulting and Entrepreneurship.
Dhruv spent 11 years of delivering successful advertising solutions to big brands at Ogilvy Advertising.
He also worked for 6 years managing marketing for Monster.com’s Asia-Pacific business.
Dhruv also helped start-up and create a successful, independent business unit within Monster.com (Monstergulf.com) for 3 years.
He also comes with entrepreneurship experience of 6 years with Insighto.com and Knowience Consulting.
A professional in the field of Human Resources, Shubha has always been passionate about fostering growth and development of people in organisations
Starting out as a young professional who joined an Indian IT firm, Shubha transitioned to several challenging and exciting leadership roles in several organisations in a career in HR spanning 25 years.
Now, as a leader of her own consulting firm, she strives to provide an environment to clients that fosters actions in the transformational space through their people processes.
Shubha has served in key leadership positions with various leading companies:
She served as the Director of Human Resources at Hewlett Packard and as one of the Key Leads for Compaq integration with HP for 10 years
She was responsible for setting up the Software Development Center for HP China
At Dell (erstwhile Perot Systems), Shubha served as the VP HR for their global PSI division and led an international HR team.
At AXA Technology, she served as VP HR Asia Pacific responsible for India, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan.
“I would like to thank JFH team for their amazing work and support, I applied using their portal for a job which provides flexibility for woman returnee and got selected.
Today was my first day @workplace.. after a break of 5 years.. it feels amazing to start again full of enthusiasm and excitement with a little bit of nervousness”
“Hi All , while I am writing this message with full energy that after 3 years of working remotely now i got the offer from very good digital agency and I am restarting my career journey again with them. I opted for this step as I believe I can restart full time work again . Jobsforpeople kudos to you for bringing motivation back to our life. #HappyMe”
“I am pleased to share that I got placed with an IT company as a Senior Project Manager in Hyd. The role is exactly what I was looking for and I am very happy with the career lift I got after a long desperate wait.
I really thank JobsForHer for instilling confidence in me and my whole perspective in repositioning myself changed after the REstartHer conference I attended in Bengaluru.”
Talent Acquisition CoE @ Mindtree
On this happy note, I would like to share my happiness to make it doubled. I got a job offer with a digital marketing training institute here in Bangalore as Digital Marketing Trainer.
Women here in JFH group paved the path of patience irrespective of the experience or wait time.
“Hi All...this is Vindhya here. I had worked as an HR for 5 years and on a break for 6 years now...during the break I worked as a freelance trainer and also got certification in life skills training. I got a fulltime job last week and the role is an amalgamation of both the exp ( HR and training) How did JFH help me ? There was a stall at the conf that worked on resume...I got my resume revamped from them which helped my resume gain visibility on job portals...I wish all the relaunchers all the very best and thank you JFH for creating a forum and carving a path for relaunchers.”
“JFH has been partnering with Mindtree for well over 6 quarters. It is a one-of-its-kind career platform in India for women on a career break. We have benefitted from the women hires from their platform towards our diversity initiatives, and opportunities for our women leaders to turn mentors.”
Talent Acquisition CoE @ Mindtree
“Thank you for supporting and driving Brillio’s gender campaign. Being a young company, we thrive on a gender balanced environment. Given our intent and desire to make a difference, the massive results you achieved for us were commendable! Our leaders who hosted the live chat had a great time inspiring women, educating them against the existent unconscious bias and current technology landscape.”
Associate Manager, Talent Acquisition - Brillio
“I would like to congratulate the JFH team for pulling off a rather successful event at Delhi. I was not expecting this turnout and was pleasantly surprised to find that Delhi women are keen to get back into the corporate with all guns blazing. Glad to have been a part of the event.”
“We are always looking for tie ups to grow our business and to help as many people as possible. Jobsforher.com has proven to be a valuable platform and has connected a lot of students with us. All the leads were genuine. The conversion rate was above 30% which is way above the industry average.”
“Being a first time participant in this event, my experience was very nice. It was very well organised. However being a last minute entrants, my workshop details could not reach out to many people. Despite that, the turnout and feedback for the workshop was very positive. I look forward to working with you in the long run.
Indian Lawyers Association
My experience with JFH has been good. I am likely to enlist your services in the future.”
“Jobsforher has provided a fantastic platform for women who want to Restart their career - whether in a job or as an entrepreneur. They have brought together an impressive mix of service providers, companies who can hire, HR Professionals who can Mentor all under one roof in 1-day for the 3 cities - Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore! The Mumbai event on 1st Sep 2018 was well organised with very helpful and approachable teams. I commend Neha Bagaria and her team for living up to the spirit of their mission.
I urge companies who put D & I at the forefront of their corporate objectives and women looking to restart to be part of the Jobsforher initiatives. It's the way to go!”
“Rajeshree and I (Veena) are representing Lawcubator. We feel that empowering us as women are crucial to build our credibility at the workplace. Empowered women build better organization and Organisations that help women restart and re-skill are breaking barriers because by enabling this section of women can boost productivity and build sustainable businesses.”
“Great initiative! Look beyond the glass campaign is earth shattering”
“Wonderful feeling,glad to know thatJFH is helping all women around and keep them occupied and happy. Great initiative. Keep rocking.”
“Love the theme of the event and the objective - it's critical for organisations to continually raise the bar on our gender balance initiatives - until we are 50-50 we have much more to do!”
“Amazing celebration of excellence.”